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Jan 29th 2022
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The right to elect has certainly made people in India realise the power of voting, against all odds.


Inspite of the scams and scandals that have rocked the nation off late, people of India have not lost hope in the democratic setup. So much that many take part in the voting process in spite of difficult circumstances.

As per the Election Commission, Shyam Saran Negi is the oldest voter in India. The 95 years old Negi lives in Kinnaur district in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Negi who retired in 1975 was among the first to cast his vote in independent India’s first election in October 1951. At that time, election in snow-bound 10-Chini (now Kinnaur) was held ahead of other places in the state.

Interestingly, the world’s highest polling booth will also be located in HP at the height of 15000 ft above sea level. This polling station will be at Hikkam in Lahaul & Spiti constituency located on motorable road. The Hikkam polling station will serve 333 voters.

There will be a polling booth in Gujarat for a single voter to enable him to cast his vote in the forthcoming state assembly election. The one voter polling station to be set up in a single room building of forest department (in Gir Forest) will be 20 Kms from nearest habitation, a village Sapnesh Biliyat in Junagarh district. Guru Bharat Das, aged 59, a temple priest by profession and the lone voter will cast his franchise during the first phase of polling.


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