SC verdict on Secrecy of ballot
Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-II – Polity and Governance; Elections
In a recent judgment, the Supreme Court held that –
- Secrecy of ballot is the cornerstone of free and fair elections.
- The principle of secrecy of ballots is an important postulate of constitutional democracy.
Do you know?
- ‘Secret Ballot’ refers to the process of casting of a vote by a voter in such a way that no one comes to know in whose name the voted is casted except by the voter.
- Section 94 of the Representation of the People Act upholds the privilege of the voter to maintain confidentiality about her choice of vote.
For more information, read – Enhance Voter Secrecy- Use of ‘Totaliser’ machines
Think! – How is secrecy of ballot related to free and fair election? Discuss.