Roles of Citizen in an Election

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Every citizen has to play a significant role to conduct a systematic, fair and free election in the democratic process. The citizen should have to pay attention to their responsibility towards an election. This note has information about the role of a citizen in an election.

Roles of Citizen in an Election

Every citizen has to play a significant role to conduct a systematic, fair and free election in the democratic process. The following are the roles to be played by the citizen for successful election:

A. Before Election

  • The citizen has to check the voter list and make sure that his/her name is included or not according to his address, age, and name.
  • The citizen has to inform the concerned authority to correct if there is any mistake in the name, address and the age of the voters. For example: If there is a name of a person who is already dead or has migrated, one has to help the election commission in updating the voter list.
  • Every citizen has to help and support election commission by giving correct information while preparing voter list.
  • Every citizen has to aware others about the importance of election as casting vote is their fundamental right to choose the right candidate.
 

B. During the Election

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  • Every citizen has to encourage the eligible citizens to go to the polling centers to cast their vote on the Election day.
  • The citizen has to wait their turn patiently standing in the queue.
  • They should help the physically challenged people and aged people to cast vote first.
  • They have to see the ballot paper, find the symbol of the candidate or party and put stamp very carefully.
 

C. After the Election

  • A citizen should patiently wait for the result.
  • Citizens should help to clean the papers, bottles, plastics and other unwanted things found in the spot.
  • A citizen should help the security personnel to secure the Ballot Box to headquarters.
  • Citizen should not get overexcited and depressed in case of victory or loss of the candidate and should congratulate and support for the programs to give successful end.
Things to remember
  • Every citizen has to play a significant role to conduct a systematic, fair and free election in the democratic process.
  • The citizen has to check the voter list and make sure that his/her name is included or not according to his address, age and name.

  • Every citizen has to aware others about the importance of election as casting vote is their fundamental right to choose the right candidate.
  • It includes every relationship which established among the people.
  • There can be more than one community in a society. Community smaller than society.
  • It is a network of social relationships which cannot see or touched.
  • common interests and common objectives are not necessary for society.
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Questions and Answers
Before election

  1. To consult the voter's list to check whether your name is included in the revised list or not.
  2. To give an application to armed any mistakes in name, age, father's name etc. which is called 'claim'
  3. To give in writing to exclude a name of a person who is dead, migrated to other place, and person not a citizen of Nepal, from the voter's list.
  4. After the final list is prepared if there is any mistake one can again claim or oppose the next year for correction.

During election

  1. Encourage everyone to vote.
  2. Be in queue and wait for your turn.
  3. Put stamp on the right place, within the box.
  4. Don't give a proxy vote.

After the election

  1. Wait for the result of your candidate.
  2. Don't get excited if your candidate wins.
  3. Don't get frustrated if your candidate loses.
  4. Organize cleaning campaigns.
Adult citizens only should give right to vote as:
  1. They are mature enough to decide between right and wrong.
  2. Adult citizens after studying the situation in would politics can decide which political party should be supported, which can bring development in the country.
  3. They can think responsibility that should lead the country and have knowledge of different things.

Yes, my age is not enough for the eligible voters. However, I can play an important role in election. They are listed here below:

  1. Impacting information about election process to the neighbors.
  2. Launching awareness programmes about the various parties of the ballot paper and ways of casting vote.
  3. Publicizing the ideology and election manifesto of the political parties.

(Nikita meets her sir and they start talking)

Nikita: Sir, good morning! Would you please tell me the roles of citizen before an election?

Sir: Of course, listen.
  1. The citizen has to check the voter list and make sure that his/her name is included or not according to his address, age and name.
  2. The citizen has to inform the concerned authority to correct if there is any mistake in the name, address and the age of the voters. For example: If there is name of a person who is already dead or has migrated, one has to help the election commission in updating the voter list.
  3. Every citizen has to help and support election commission by giving correct information while preparing voter list.
  4. Every citizen has to aware others about the importance of election as casting vote is their fundamental right to choose the right candidate.

Nikita: Sir, what are the roles of citizen during the election?

Sir: Ok, listen.

  1. Every citizen has to encourage the eligible citizens to go to the polling centers to cast their vote on the Election day.
  2. The citizen has to wait their turn patiently standing in the queue.
  3. They should help the physically challenged people and aged people to cast vote first.
  4. They have to see the ballot paper, find the symbol of the candidate or party and put stamp very carefully.

Nikita: What are the roles of citizen after the election then, sir?

Sir: Well go on listening.

  1. Citizens should help to clean the papers, bottles, plastics and other unwanted things found in the spot.
  2. Citizen should patiently wait for the result.
  3. Citizen should help the security personnel to secure the Ballot Box to headquarters.
  4. Citizen should not get overexcited and depressed in case of victory or loss of the candidate and should congratulate and support for the programs to give successful end.
Nikita: Thank you, sir.
Sir: Welcome, Nikita.
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