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Indian Polity

Electoral System

The more the elections are free and fair, the stronger the allegiance the people will have towards democratic institutions. Thus, the Constitution of India provides for an independent Election Commission to safeguard the faith of people towards democracy. Specific constitutional provisions regarding Elections are as follows:

Article 324: Superintendence, direction and control of elections to be vested in an Election Commission.

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  1. The superintendence, direction and control of the preparation of the electoral rolls for, and the conduct of, all elections to Parliament and to the Legislature of every State and of elections to the offices of President and Vice President held under this Constitution shall be vested in a Commission (referred to in this Constitution as the Election Commission).
  2. The Election Commission shall consist of the Chief Election Commissioner and such number of other Election Commissioners, if any, as the President may from time to time fix and the appointment of the Chief Election Commissioner and other Election Commissioners shall, subject to the provisions of any law made in that behalf by Parliament, be made by the President.
  3. When any other Election Commissioner is so appointed the Chief Election Commissioner shall act as the Chairman of the Election Commission.

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