Today is the great democratic festival, and every voter wants to participate in it in order to be a responsible citizen. The media, which is regarded as the fourth pillar of democracy, also voted and sent a message to the general public to get out and vote as quickly as possible. Journalist Shivam Maidan as a responsible citizen not only exercised his right to vote by arriving at polling stations earlier in the morning, but he also urged his neighbours to vote as soon as possible.
Honoring the right of voting given by the constitution of India many youngsters were observed with great excitement to exercise their vote infusing a sense of pride for being a responsible citizen. Indeed, every vote counts!
From ballot papers to electronic voting machines, from camels and horses to vehicles and choppers, and from telegrams to real-time smartphone apps, Indian elections have gone a long way. Results, trends, analysis, and reactions are now at the fingertips of every voter. Indeed, with the proliferation of political parties and the steadfast resolve of Indian voters to participate in the democratic festival, the election process evolved.
No doubt, it has been observed that Indians have always been responsible and have gone great distances to exercise their right to vote. Disabled, old, women, and men of all castes, creeds, and religions have traditionally flocked to the polls to elect their government.
Needless to mention, If you are over the age of 18, you have the constitutional right to vote in India. This, however, makes it liable for every person above the age of 18. Voters, particularly in metropolitan areas, have a tendency to regard election day as a day of rest. While skipping the vote may appear to have no negative consequences in the short term, the long-term consequences are terrible. Democracy has endowed citizens with a tremendous right: the freedom to vote. Voting is the cornerstone of democracy’s slogan, “Of the people, for the people, and by the people.” As a result, a citizen should not be required to discover a reason to vote, but rather should do so as a matter of course.
Every citizen’s vote is, of course, counted in the polling process. When the public is evenly split between two candidates, a single vote can be a game-changer and deciding factor. It has been observed in the past that a single vote from an MP can determine the fall of a government; similarly, a single person’s vote can affirm the win or loss of an MP or MLA.
Shivam Madaan says “I believe that votes are critical to the strength of democracy and the selection of a good administration. Every responsible citizen must vote to contribute to the nation-building process and bring about a change. So, I urge every responsible citizen who has attained the age of 18 to go to all of the polling places and cast their Vote, every vote counts!”