"Elections" Essays and Research Papers

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  • election

    ELECTION AND ELECTORAL SYSTEM Election has derived from the Latin word “eligere” which means to choose or pick out. An election is a formal decision-making process by which a population chooses an individual to hold public office.[1] Elections have been the usual mechanism by which modern representative democracy has operated since the 17th century.[1] Elections may fill offices in the legislature‚ sometimes in the executive and judiciary‚ and for regional and local government. This process is also

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  • Election

    democratic institutions. Minor tinkering with the rules and regulations concerning the administration of elections has been common‚ including amendments to the laws governing election broadcasts‚ financial disclosure‚ or constituency redistricting. In the post-war period countries have occasionally switched electoral formulas between d’Hondt and LR-Hare‚ adjusted the effective threshold for election‚ and expanded their assembly size (Lijphart‚ 1994). Yet until recently wholesale and radical reform of

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  • elections

    INTRODUCTION An election is a decision making process by which people choose leaders. Elections are the most important ingredient of democracy‚ and have been said to be the factor that either breaks or builds the democracy of a state. This essay shall discuss the effectiveness of elections as a measure of democracy citing examples from recently held election in African countries. A conclusion shall be drawn at the end. DEFINITION OF KEY CONCEPTS The term‚ democracy comes from the Greek word‚ dēmokratía

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  • Manual Election or Automated Election

    May 2013 Election: Manual System or Automated Election System Introduction Elections have played an integral role in the development of one’s country. Essentially‚ an election is a procedure by which members of communities and/or organizations choose persons to hold an office. It is a technique of rendering authority and/or creating representative bodies. Elections are often linked to the idea of democratic representation. Therefore‚ an election is a device for filling an office or posts through choices

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  • The 1924 Election: Suffrage and Election Outcome

    presidential‚ state‚ and local elections. Men in the United States held social perceptions of women that influenced the women’s suffrage movement and the election of 1924. Efforts were made to persuade women to vote and participate in democracy; however‚ political parties also reacted to these new potential voters concerning campaign strategies and tactics to keep women away from the polls. Despite this massive change for the voting rights of women‚ the election of 1924 was only slightly impacted

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  • Automated Election

    I. Introduction The Precinct Count Optical Scan (PCOS) or Optical Mark Reader (OMR) technology system adopted by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) under the present political conditions and capability of the nation’s election manager‚ the Comelec‚ will make the whole electoral process bereft of credibility‚ transparency‚ or voter participation. With no electronic technology being invented that is safe from human intervention such as hacking and other types of computer attacks‚ the system will

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  • elections in india

    system is a commitment to hold regular‚ free and fair elections. These elections determine the composition of the government‚ the membership of the two houses of parliament‚ the state and union territory legislative assemblies‚ and the Presidency and vice-presidencyIndia is a constitutional democracy with a parliamentary system of government‚ and at the heart of the system is a commitment to hold regular‚ free and fair elections. These elections determine the composition of the government‚ the membership

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  • Elections and India

    Elections in India India has an asymmetric federal government‚ with elected officials at the federal‚ state and local levels. At the national level‚ the head of government‚ Prime Minister‚ is elected by the members of Lok Sabha‚ lower house of the parliament of India.All members of Lok Sabha except two‚ who can be nominated by president of India‚ are directly elected through general elections which takes place every five years‚ in normal circumstances‚ by universal adult suffrage. Members of Rajya

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  • CA Election

    Constituent Assembly-2: I am ready to Vote As a first time voter‚ I am pretty much excited and confused about the upcoming CA election. Excited because I am voting for the first time and my single vote would elect someone who would one day draw the future of Nepal. I would want to thank the Election Commission for accepting the proposal from the political parties to extend the registration deadline by a week because it helped me to enroll my name in the list‚ which grants power to overthrow or

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  • Election 1824

    Election Day 1824 Did Not Settle Things In that era the candidates did not campaign themselves. The actual campaigning was left to managers and surrogates‚ and throughout the year various partisans spoke and wrote in favor of the candidates. When the votes were tallied from across the nation‚ Andrew Jackson had won a plurality of the popular as well as the electoral vote. In the electoral college tabulations‚ John Quincy Adams came in second‚ Crawford third‚ and Henry Clay finished fourth.

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