Your Vote Can Make a Difference in Electing the Leader for Next Five Years


‘Vote’ is a power given to citizens, which decides the fate of a particular region and in fact the entire country for the next five years. But there are some people who are negligent in exercising their vote. They have an ‘I don’t care attitude’.

Is it sensible? Absolutely not, as we are all dependent on proper governance for better quality of life. Your vote is very valuable in deciding the local leader for the next five years who can make or break the quality of your life and your local surroundings. There are many instances, where a candidate has won or lost in the elections with a small margin (as small as 7 votes).

Below are the constituencies which won by a small number of votes in AP Assembly elections from 1955 to 2009.

AP Assembly Election Results – Constituencies that Won by Least Margin (2009-1955)

Margin

% Out of Total Votes

Year

Constituency

Winner

Votes

Runner Up

Votes

177

0.08%

2009

Penemaluru

INC

61346

TDP

61169

166

0.11%

2004

Luxettipet

INC

60530

TDP

60364

689

0.67%

1999

Vayalpad

INC

49973

TDP

49284

28

0.03%

1994

Mydukur

INC

47046

TDP

47018

56

0.07%

1989

Kuchinapudi

TDP

39907

INC

39851

80

0.08%

1985

Sri Kalahasti

TDP

46721

INC

46641

52

0.08%

1983

Nagarkurnool

INC

22342

IND

22290

46

0.06%

1978

Kaikaluru

IND

24669

INC(I)

24623

125

0.24%

1972

Podili

IND

18874

INC

18749

80

0.14%

1967

Macherla

INC

23277

IND

23197

11

0.03%

1962

Jangoan

INC

16361

CPI

16350

7

0.01%

1957

Sirsilla

PDF

19106

PDF

19099

24

0.02%

1955

Nandikotkur

INC

36192

INC

36168


From the above table, it is clear that your ‘single vote’ can make a difference. Your vote is very important in the direction of the society. In 9 of the 13 elections since 1955, there was at least one constituency that lost by less than 100 votes. So it is possible that voting in a particular direction by a single apartment complex or a group of 10 houses can determine the outcome of the elections.

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