Write a paragraph on ‘A Day of Election’.
A Day of Election
Our Country is a democratic country and election are life and soul of a democratic system. In India, elections are held after every five years. Last year, Election was to be held to elect a new M.L.A. The candidates of the different political parties were in the fray. The parties were canvassing in favour of their candidates. If a father canvassed for one party, his son could be seen canvassing for the other. A day before the polling day all the canvassing was stopped. At some distance from the polling station, the parties pitched their tents. They had lists of the voters of their respective areas. The voters were going to the tents of the parties of their choice. The workers were helping them in finding out their serial numbers and gave them slips to assist them in voting. The voters stood in long queues. There were separate queues for men and women. They were standing in their colourful dresses. Each voter showed the slip to the polling officer, who compared it to the serial number of the list and then put a mark with indelible ink on his forefinger and sent him to the EVM (Electronic Voting Machine). The voter had to press the button. A beep sound from the machine was the signal that the vote had been successfully cast. This process continued up to 5 o’clock. Then the polling officers sealed the EVMs and other relevant records. The police van came and collected the EVMs to take them to the collectorate for counting. It was a unique day in my life.