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Is it possible in Presidential election?

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Is it possible that two candidates secure equal votes in Indian Presidential Election? If yes, then what is the process to resolve this dead-lock?

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I am just guessing...

Can it be that the speaker gives the DECIDING vote..????

As in case of a bill in the parliament..!!!!!

No.

Speaker is a Member of Parliament and he/she has voted in the first instance itself. Chairman of Rajya Sabha (Vice-President) is not qualified to vote since he is not a member of the house.

In general elections if two candidates secure equal votes then winner is decided by drawing a lot (lottery). This is given under Section 65 of Representation of the People Act, 1951. But no such provision is given under President and Vice-President Elections. Act, 1952.

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Well friend

It is not possible because voting value's would differ in a case of equal vote. So such condition would never arise.

Neeraj Sharma *Dedication IAS*

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Well friend

It is not possible because voting value's would differ in a case of equal vote. So such condition would never arise.

Neeraj Sharma *Dedication Indian Administrative Service*

Theoritically yes , it can happen.

Lets assume that only two MP's vote for opposite candidates in presidential election with everyone else abstaining. ( Absolutely theoritically , may never happen) , then there's the tie and decided by lottery as given Representation of people's act.

Practically no. Since electoral college consists of close to 4000 people whose votes are weighed differently. Mathematical probability is very very low , close to zero but not zero.

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Theoritically yes , it can happen.

Lets assume that only two MP's vote for opposite candidates in presidential election with everyone else abstaining. ( Absolutely theoritically , may never happen) , then there's the tie and decided by lottery as given Representation of people's act.

Practically no. Since electoral college consists of close to 4000 people whose votes are weighed differently. Mathematical probability is very very low , close to zero but not zero.

Yes. I agree that probability is very low but theoretical possibility is there. I had this confusion whether lottery system will be applicable or something else.

Can you quote any source for your answer?

Thanks.

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first of all Presidential election system is " Proportional representation by means of single transfareable vote"

 

each voter given with ballot paper which contains all names which are participating in the presidential election".   voter should mark his preference on the voting paper

 

in first time counting only those papers which include 1st preference are counted...... if 2 persons get same no of votes.

 

second time 2nd  preferences are counted...... untill the dedlock gets solved.....

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...the process is called as SINGLE TRANSFERABLE VOTING (STV)  (ARTICLE 55(3)),  and two persons can never get equal vote because at every step the person getting least number of votes is cancelled . The one who gets the required quota of votes first during this process of STV will be elected. Apart from this, "All doubts and disputes in connection with election of the PREZ are inquired into and decided by SUPREME COURT."

 

Hope i answered!!

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