Indian Election 2014
According to Indian Constitution, a non citizen cannot be a contesting candidate in the elections.
The minimum age for becoming a candidate for Lok Sabha(Lower House) election shall be 25 years.
According to section 62(5) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, no person contested an election will at any election if he is accused in any criminal case.
For parliamentary election a candidate is required to make a security deposit of Rs. 10,000 ($167).A candidate belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe is required to make a security deposit of Rs. 5,000 ($83.5).
A defeated candidate who fails to secure more than one sixth of the valid votes polled in the constituency will lose his or her security deposit.
There are six Political Parties as National Parties and fifty Political Parties as State Parties in different States.
According to Election Commission, a polling station normally covering not more than 1500 electors. However, in some cases, such number may exceed 1500 to avoid the breakup of any polling area in large villages or urban area. When the number exceeds 1600, another Polling Station should be set up.
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