Tendered Votes Are Not Counted During Normal Counting Process

From our friends at
Factly
Bharath Guniganti
India

April 5th, 2019 / 3:58 PM

Tendered Votes Not Counted

Several Facebook users are sharing posts citing few sections of electoral conduct rules. These posts are currently going viral across all social media platforms . Let’s try to analyze the claims made in these posts.

Tendered votes not countedThe archived version of the post can be seen here.


Tendered votes not counted


All the rules pertaining to voting are available in the manual on ‘THE CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS RULES, 1961’The Conduct of Election (Amendment) Rules, 2013 can also be accessed from the ECI website. One can search for 49A and observe that this section deals with the Design of EVM and does not provide any information about challenging your vote if the person’s name is not in the voter list.

Tendered votes not counted

The Handbook for Presiding Officers mentions about Challenged Vote. Challenged vote is where the polling agents challenge the identity of an elector and the presiding officer will hold an inquiry into the challenge.

Tendered votes not counted

So a person cannot vote if his name is not in the electoral roll except in a few cases which can be found in the Handbook for Presiding Officers. Hence the claim about Challenge Vote and 49A section is False.


Tendered votes not counted


Tendered votes not counted

Section 49P of THE CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS RULES, 1961 mention that a person whose vote has already been cast by another person may be asked to cast his vote through tendered ballot paper after satisfactorily answering few questions by the presiding officer, but not through the balloting unit. Hence the claim about casting vote through Tendered Vote is True.


Tendered votes not counted


Tendered votes not counted

Section 56 of THE CONDUCT OF ELECTIONS RULES, 1961 talks about the counting of votes which states that tendered votes are not counted during the normal counting process and they would remain sealed. There is no mention of repolling if polling booth records more than 14% tender votes. Tendered votes will only be counted on the directions of a High Court. Hence the claim about repolling if if polling booth records more than 14% tender votes is False.


Published with the permission from Factly

Related Stories

Kashmir, Lockdown, Humanitarian Crisis, Indian Army

Team Of Five Women Activists Uncover Kashmir’s Reality, Say Nothing Normal

Another Rape Victim Tries To Set Herself Ablaze; Is Rape New ‘Normal’ In Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao?

How Votes Are Counted In Indian Elections?

Indonesia Election Workers Dead

Indonesia Election: Over 270 Election Staff Died From Fatigue Caused By Counting Ballots By Hand

Extra Votes Credited To Congress, Not BJP During Mock Poll: Goa CEO

EVM Faulty Election

Goa: During Mock Polling, BJP Receives 17 Votes Out Of Allocated Quota Of 9 Votes

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Modi Govt May Cut School Education Budget By ₹3000 Crore Amid Cash Crunch, Likely To Affect Teachers’ Salaries

News

Citizenship Bill: Former IAS Officer Calls For Civil Disobedience Against Centre

Get Inspired

From Fighting Against Casteism To Ensuring Education For All, These 15-Yr-Old Girls Are Agents Of Change In Rajasthan

Fact Check

Fact Check: Delhi Minister Imran Hussain’s Statement On Cremation Adding To Air Pollution Made Viral Out Of Context

News

US Federal Commission Seeks Sanctions Against Amit Shah Over Citizenship Amendment Bill

News

‘Instead Of Building Gigantic Statues, India Should Build More Modern Schools, Universities’: Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.