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Sec. 49-O: A Big Myth Exploded: Elections Commissions reply

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You must have read this Sec 49-0 in your mail box and you must have forwarded it all your friends also, but the email and all said in it is a myth, the truth is here.

Section 49-O of The Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961 this is the act in question.

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The Myth:
There are different versions by different people on this. Some have portrayed the provision under Sec. 49-O as a negative voting option. One most circulated version was that if in any election, the number of votes recorded under Sec. 49-O, “rejecting all candidates”, exceeds the votes polled by the contestant winning the highest number of votes, re-election would be held in that particular constituency, with all the original contestants debarred in the new election. Some others have argued that if any election, the number of votes recorded under Sec. 49-O, “rejecting all candidates”, exceeds 50% of the total votes polled in that constituency, re-election would be held in that particular constituency, with all the original contestants debarred in the new election.

Reality:
The Election Commission’s reply to our RTI application, confirms what we always believed as a hoax! 
 The ECI states that “at present, there is no provision under any rule or Act providing for negative vote…” However, a voter may, under the provisions of Sec. 49-O, decide not to record his vote. The ECI also states that “there is no provision in the existing election law to conduct the election again” in any of the events speculated by people, and mentioned here above. . In short, all mails, articles and publicity about Sec. 49-O are proved a Big Hoax, beyond doubt. We request all responsible citizens to doubly check any e-mail, news article or information, before hitting forward or mentioning / publicizing the same to others.

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