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Features Of A Democratic Election

Features of a democratic election:


  • Every adult citizen should be able to choose. This means that every adult citizen should have one vote and each vote shall carry equal weight.
  • Elections should offer choices to the people. There should be various political parties and candidates to choose from.
  • The choice of selecting the rulers should be offered at regular intervals. In India, elections are normally held after every five years.
  • The most preferred candidate should get elected. In India, we follow the first past the post system, i.e. the candidate who secures the maximum number of valid votes is declared a winner.
  • Elections should be held in free and fair manner and people should be in a position to cast their votes without fear or favour.
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