What does ‘voter turnout’ during an election in India signify?
- People’s participation in elections is usually measured by the voter turnout figures. Turnout indicates the per cent of eligible voters who actually cast their votes.
- In India, the poor, illiterate and the underprivileged people vote in larger proportion as compared to the rich and privileged sections.
- Common people in India attach a lot of importance to elections. They feel that through elections, they can bring pressure on the political parties to adopt policies and programmes favourable for them.
- The interest of voters, in election-related activities, has been increasing over the years.