Devising a method so that people can vote if they are not present on voting days
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Day by day, we see votes fall in the range of 60s, with barely any election going beyond that range. Any the reason why that doesn't happen is because of the low voter turnouts of working class population, which resides in pockets in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and other tier 1 and 2 cities. For them to travel to their home-towns, by taking a few days off from work, becomes next to impossible, unless their hometowns are nearby.
This is the major issue, as this is one of the core groups who try to make an informed decision about which party they want to vote for, and are still deprived of that right. If nothing else, than there would be an increase in the voter count by 10%, if there are reserved dates like national holidays or weekends for these people to come in and vote. For example, in the recent UP elections, my constituency went for voting on a Tuesday, and I had to pass the opportunity vote, for the first time in my life. And yes, while my singular vote wouldn't have made the difference, the vote of thousands from UP, who could have traveled to their homes to cast vote could have.
So, here's my petition for changing the structure of voting pattern. There should be a day for those who want to cast their votes to be able to do so, so that they can't repent on a "What If..."
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