Important Info you may need on election day

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Very soon, "shut up and vote!" will become a new cliché, thanks to the youth of Youngistan who are determined to vote this time, no matter what! Enough has been already spoken about elections and I am sure every one of us don't need more of that since we all want to shut up and vote. Good to know that. Here are some crucial information which may help you on election day (lets call it E-Day!).
  1. Poll dates: 23rd April, 2009 (Bangalore), 30th April in few other parts of Karnataka, See rest of the elections schedule here.
  2. Poll timing: between 8AM to 5PM.
  3. Find your polling booth
    1. You can find the location on google special page for General elections 2009 or Election commission website or search here. Check out the example below.
    2. You can find the route map on google election page or here.
  4. To know more about the candidates. Click Here .
  5. To know more about political parties' manifestos: There is a detailed comparison done by The Hindu, check that out here. download in pdf.
  6. IMPORTANT: Carry your voter ID card.

Update: If your name is included in electoral roll and if you don't have your Voter ID (EPIC), don't worry, you can still vote if you produce other ID proofs like Driving license, passport, etc..

Last but not the least, your vote may be one in millions but it's important that you make it count. Get the mark of democracy on your finger!

Example to find your electoral details on google election page.
Step - 1:

Step -2:


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