Surekha is an officer in-charge of ensuring free and fair elections in an assembly constituency in a state. Describe what should she focus on for each of the following stages of election:

Question – (a) Election campaign

Answer: She should see to it that expenditure limit is not crossed by a candidate. She should see to it that no misuse of government machinery takes place. She should also see to it that no candidate invokes religion or caste during canvassing.

Question – (a) Polling day

Answer: She should crosscheck the voters’ list and check ID proof of the voters. She should take the help of security personnel in ensuring peaceful polling.

Question –(c) Counting day

Answer: Counting should be done in systematic manner and polling agents of political parties should be kept at bay during the counting.


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