Introduce negative voting in elections

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Petitioning: Government

Petitioner: Petition Voice started on March 26, 2009

There is an obscure provision in the current election rules that allows a voter to merely register his presence at the booth with the polling officials without voting for any candidate. But this option is not secret, and as a result one can expect it to be rarely used, and that indeed that is the case.

The major political parties, notwithstanding their differences, share a strong common vested interest in denying greater rights and freedoms to the electors, and have closely co-operated in Parliament to defend the status quo in electoral law.

We request government to make the provision for negative voting which would give the voter an option of 'None of the above candidates' in the poll, on an election day, should the voter feel that all candidates are unsuitable!