The Election Commission Of India & The Democratic Process: Challenges, Measures And Reforms

Aman Pandey, Faculty of Law, University of Lucknow


The Election Commission of India is an autonomous Constitutional body which is entrusted with the tough task of conducting elections in a diverse country like India. The Commission endeavor to conduct free and fair election across the country in respect of Parliamentary and State Assemblies elections and to safeguard this objective it has to weigh up number of unprecedented challenges. Since its inception the Election Commission of India has been under this stupendous task to ensure the true democracy and to uphold the election rights of the citizens. The Commission has to be lauded audaciously by the country for its non-easy task and the citizens must aspire to indulge in the election process enthusiastically as even if all the facilities are provided and the citizens do not get out of their doors to exercise their rights the enormous preparation and expenditure would be nothing but in vain. This piece of work is solely going to give the deep insight about the initiation, conduction and completion of the election process and the challenges faced during the process along with the measures taken to tackle such challenges and lastly the roadmap ahead of the reforms to make the election process more inclusive.

Keywords: Democracy, Electoral Reforms, EVMs, Expenditure Observers, Paid News.

Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

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