Vote for India The World’s Largest Election Has Begun. . . . .

This election takes weeks and weeks to allow every eligible Indian to vote. All the ballots will be counted on May 16 to see which party will win the most seats in the legislature and then appoint a Prime Minister.  Check these statistics from Wikipedia comparing the two largest democracies.

In Katherine Boo’s book she tells that that Indian people who live in the slums will statnd inline to vote for hours to  be equal for one day with the wealthy Indians.  “One man, one vote. ”

Turnout in USA and India[19]
USA (1988) India (1988)
50.1 %[20] 62 %
Income (Quinitile)
Lowest 20%: 36.4% 57 %
52 65
59 73
67 60
Highest 20%: 63.1 47
No high school 38% Illiterate 57%
Some high school 43 Up to middle 83
High school graduate 57 College 57
Some college 66 Post-graduate 41
College grad 79
Post-graduate 84
Community (1996)
White 56 Hindu 60
Black 50 Hindu (OBC) 58
Latino 27 SC 75
ST 59
Muslim 70
Sikh 89


About annetbell

I am a retired elementary teacher, well seasoned world traveler,new blogger, grandmother, and a new enthusiastic discoverer of the wonderfully complex country of India. Anne
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5 Responses to Vote for India The World’s Largest Election Has Begun. . . . .

  1. Vikas Kalagi says:

    It’s largest and longest… Which has 9 phases.. April 7th to 12th may 🙂


  2. kyangel17 says:

    Wow, if it took that long over here there would be numerous committees delegated to count the votes a dozen times and 6 months later we still wouldn’t know who won.


  3. Akriti says:

    nicely put 🙂


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