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.