Are you aware of 49-O Election Rule?

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49-0 Rule
49-0 Rule

Did you know that there is a system in our constitution, as per the 1961 act ( The Conduct of Elections Rules), in section ” 49-O ” that a person can go to the polling booth, confirm his identity, get his finger marked, and convey the presiding election officer that he / she doesn’t want to vote anyone !

Yes, such a feature is available, but obviously these seemingly notorious leaders have never disclosed it. This is called ” 49-O “.

Rule 49-O, framed in 1961, gives you the right not to vote, but few know about it. It describes the procedure to be followed when a valid voter decides not to cast his vote, and decides to record this fact. The apparent purpose of this section is to prevent the election fraud or the misuse of votes.

If you are dissatisfied with the candidate of your area, then just don’t sit at home, instead voice your disapproval by registering your 49-O vote at the polling booth on V-day(April 13, 2011) which gives you a right to not to vote.


49-O Election Rule Awareness Video

Procedure for registering 49-O Vote

“Though there is no such button (right not to vote) on an Electronic Voting Machine, there is a provision in the law to record the 49-0 vote manually at polling booths”.

Rule 49-O of the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961 states that if an elector decides not to record his vote, then the presiding officer shall make a remark to that effect against his name in the register of voters and obtain the latter’s signature or thumb impression against such remark.

Impact of 49-0

Why should you go and say “I VOTE NOBODY ” ? … Because, in a constituency, if a candidate wins, say by 300 votes, and that particular constituency has received ” 49-O” votes more than 300 , then that polling will be cancelled and will have to be re-polled. Not only that, but the candidature of the contestants will be removed and they cannot contest the re-polling, since people had already expressed their decision on them.

This would bring fear into parties and hence would look for genuine candidates to give out tickets.

So Lets make sure we do vote this time and if we don’t like the candidate then We can use 49-0 and say “I VOTE NOBODY”

23 COMMENTS

  1. i never heard this before…. very very informative…. please all of them use 49-O and we destoy this DMK and ADMK parties…. its like a revolution….we should clean tamilnadu asap by using this rule…. and Pass this information to everyone…..

  2. I never knew something like is there…but as Mr. Gnani said it should be a separate button in the voting machine…real good information to know…thankyou.

  3. 😀 ivanungaluku podarathum onnu thaan podathathum onnu thaan. i never vote anyone since i am 18 now 7 yrs gone still someone or the other culprit winning the election & steeling ppl’s money

  4. <img style=”outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; padding: 0px; margin: 0px; border: initial none initial;” src=”http://cdn.js-kit.com/extra/tiny_mce/plugins/emotions/img/smiley-laughing.gif” title=”Laughing” border=”0″ alt=”Laughing”/> ivanungaluku podarathum onnu thaan podathathum onnu thaan. i never vote anyone since i turn 18, 7 yrs gone still someone or the other culprit winning the election & steeling ppl’s money

  5.  ivanungaluku podarathum onnu thaan podathathum onnu thaan *DONT_KNOW*  i never vote anyone since i turn 18, 7 yrs gone still someone or the other culprit winning the election & steeling ppl’s money

  6. Very useful information. Guys, dont ever take pride in saying I wont vote for any of the bad ones and sit home. nothing wiil change. My sincere request is “DO NOT TRY TO CAST YOUR VOTE FOR THE SO-CALLED WINNING CANDIDATE”.. that is a trend among atleast 50% voters. They just say I want to be able to say I voted for the guy who won. so they just dont decide and always in a dilemma and assume as one of the parties (DMK or ADMK) is going to win and want to be in the winning side. Instead of 49-O, you may also cast your vote to a known independent guy who may be doing good things. ALRIGHT, all said, PLEASE VOTE and lets change the country..

  7. This information is partially correct except for the last part where the candidate will be  removed if the constituency receives more than 300 votes of 49 O. The candidate will not be removed even if there are more 49 O…it is just to record that you have not cast ur vote to stop bogus votes.This is a rumour or false news circulating on the internet. Read the real 49 O you will know the difference.

  8. OMG!!! ridiculous last time vijaykanth spilted ADMK and dmk votes which led to loose AADMK allies party even thugh ADMK all alone won majority compared to DMK… this next oru sadhi.. guys dnt do this.. jsut vote for any of these parties dnt waste ur vote saying that i dnt like any of them. and dnt get into wrong assumption that “voting like as said above will create revolution ..

    for all ur kind information: when in 1996 election, jayalalitha total assets were raided for 66 crores and she lost majority of the seat from the public..ppl punished per for 66 crores of her whole assets 

    since DMK dint do well in that reign 1996-2000 rather simply telecasting jay’s house,bags,slippers,jewels and the adopted son marriage dats it .. ppl forgave her and voted in 2001-2006 where DMK party cant even find any one case or corruption on her..

    den 2006-2011 jay won majority ADMK than DMK but lost due to its alliance..thru which this minority DMK gt into power and looted crores.. only single case called  2G scam came out , from that alone they looted 2 lakhs crores think about their whole assets..

    they killed producers in movie industry where once upon a time they wer lot of producers who were in the business..

    there are  numerous power cuts,no proper reply for any queries from govt officials..weak police who jiust get bribe .. 

    sand lobby(manal quarry).. now the sand cudnt observe water so the underrgound water is polluted and contaminated.. think about bulgaries in these five years, how many ppl are killed,raped…why ppl continue doing..

    think about illicit liquor which was in Jay period, tasmac shops shud open only after school and working hours i.t 7 pm-11pm.. but now morning till next day operating continously thru which public are affected so muchand  police and his party are earning tremendous money 

    hope u all rembr when ppl  fighting outside law college, police just standing and watching this.. does the CM watching all these and saying that he has done to justice to his position ..shame on him and his governance during 2006-2011…  without alliance they cant win this those all ready ppl were awake ..

    other than his family members, this cinema minsiter karunanidhi oops chief minister was just producing and directing some stupid movies esp namitha in the movie .. till the latest ponnar selvan.. i wud say better retire and go and contribute to ur tamil literature and produce movies on ur own and not form our money.. 

    hope u all remebr an incident near madurai..when a govt police servant who was giving protection to this alagiri was assaulted and died in the road but there were 8-10 cars of this polictican standing without helping him..all they cud do was just stand in a position n watch.. what a social activist.. 

    this govt showeredd with this 1 re rice raising onion to nearly 100 rs which suddenly gt reduced all of sudden a month before election..  Shame being CM he never opens his mouth in parliament for the welfare of our TN and our ppl.. 

    only thing he want is he want to die in this CM post for that he is ready to kill millions of ppl and their lives.. pls guys wake up and vote..  

    now we all must undstd the necessity of change and importance of it.. if at all they get into party one more time or given chance also they will sell all of us.. or they will even bcome another rajapakshe govt ..this is democratic country.. we all have rights to speak,vote and we must make use of it.. dnt rely these info and pls dnt get confuse ppl.. its going  to create great change in TN politics.. pls vote as per your conscious…

    DMK party shud lose its deposit just bcos they shud undstd that ” the positions – DMK and its family held in political system is so important for TN ppl but who never cared rather fullfilling their own thrust of money,hunder,sex and all cheap works/..

    pls vote guys.. lets make a change 

  9. OMG!!! ridiculous last time vijaykanth spilted ADMK and dmk votes which led to lose of AADMK and its allies party even thugh ADMK all alone won majority compared to DMK… this next oru sadhi.. guys dnt do this.. jsut vote for any of these parties dnt waste ur vote saying that i dnt like any of them. and dnt get into wrong assumption that “voting like as said above will create revolution ..   
    for all ur kind information:
    DMk and its channel  1996-2000  simply telecasted jay’s house,bags,slippers,jewels and the adopted son marriage dats it ..when in 1996 election, jayalalitha total assets was raided which was nearly  66 crores and she lost majority of the seat from the public..ppl punished her for 66 crores corruption.but today only single case called  2G scam came out , from that alone DMK looted 2 lakhs crores think about their whole assets of karuna’s and his family ppl   will defiently cross more than 1000 crores.. 
    ..  since DMK dint do well in that reign 1996-2000 and the same  ppl forgave her and voted Jay in 2001-2006 where DMK party cant even find any one case or corruption on her during 2001-2006
     den in 2006-2011 jay won majority ADMK (alone) than DMK but lost due to its alliance..thru which this minority DMK gt into power and looted crores.. 
     

  10. they killed producers in movie industry where once upon a time they wer lot of producers who were in the business..  only producers are sun pictures and red gaint movies.. my god.. they messed up cinema and polictics very well..corrupted that too.. there are  numerous power cuts,no proper reply for any queries from govt officials..weak police who jiust get bribe ..    sand lobby(manal quarry).. which was the higlight of this party reign…great work.. now the sand cudnt observe water so the underrgound water is polluted and contaminated..
    think about bulgaries in these five years, how many ppl are killed,raped,girls and children absconded…why ppl continue doing.. their reply: ” pay money to police they will get ur ppl who were kidnapped”..
      think about illicit liquor, during Jay period, tasmac shops shud open only after school and working hours i.t 7 pm-11pm.. but now from morning till next day operating continously thru which public are affected so much and  police and his party are earning tremendous money   ..what a support system

  11.  hope u all rembr when ppl  fighting outside law college, police just standing and watching this.. does the CM watching all these and saying that he has done  justice to his position ..shame on him and his governance during 2006-2011…  without alliance they cant win any election. hw CM must handle situation? is the way to see my ppl fighting in road running with blood.. other than his family members, this cinema minsiter karunanidhi oops chief minister was just producing and directing some stupid movies till the latest ponnar selvan.. i wud say better retire and go and contribute to ur tamil literature and produce movies on ur own and not form our money..   then we can appreciate his interest on tamil literature and for tamil..
     hope u all remebr an incident near madurai..when a govt police servant who was giving protection to this alagiri, was assaulted and died in the road but there were 8-10 cars of this polictican standing without helping him..all they cud do was just stand in a position n watch.. bcos  these cars cant carry blooded human being.. we will pay 2 lakhs for the family compensation.. what a social activist..this govt showeredd with this 1 re rice raising onion to nearly 100 rs which s all of sudden gt reduced a month before election..  Shame being CM he never opens his mouth in parliament for the welfare of our TN and our ppl other than wipping his saliva ..   
     only thing he want is he want to die in this CM post for that he is ready to kill millions of ppl and their lives.. pls guys wake up and vote..     

  12. now we all must undstd the necessity of change and importance of it.. if at all they get into party one more time or given chance also they will sell all of us.. or they will even bcome another rajapakshe govt ..this is democratic country.. we all have rights to speak,vote and we must make use of it.. dnt rely these info and pls dnt get confuse ppl.. its going  to create great change in TN politics.. pls vote as per your conscious…   DMK party shud lose its deposit just bcos they shud undstd that ” ppl are no more fools to vote for a party who is a self-parasite fullfilling its own thrust hunger for money,sex, and all cheap works/.. ” pls vote guys.. lets make a change 

  13. @bebo.
    I think you are a school child misleading people around you. You know what is 2G Scam? Shut up your unknown mouth without knowing whats happening in Politics. You know what cheap politics played around it by fictionally or artificially set up by media in Delhi, /north india under support of BJP in working hands of Jayalalitha as per her advisor – Cho Ramasamy. Just for vote bank. 2G Scam is all about pre-assumed govt loss that they are only predicting. Just like a horoscope says, mere prediction. Its not actual or accurate or final or official statement.

    So shut up your mouth and keep quiet if you do not know anything. People like you will read english newspaper or news channel and totally beleive what they say? How cheap fellows you are. You have head right, then you should have brain also. Think. Research and decide.

    Its all played by Jayalalitha mere for vote bank now. Since she has no measurable good deliverables to people from her last term(2001-06). Her only propaganda is attack DMK & Kalaignar, say 2G 3G 4G 5G..
    What non-sense from her. many people know this fact if they atleast read tamil daily for 5 mins atleast everyday.

    So shut up once again… Mr bebo

  14. @bebo.
    I think you are a school child misleading people around you. You know what is 2G Scam? Shut up your unknown mouth without knowing whats happening in Politics. You know what cheap politics played around it by fictionally or artificially set up by media in Delhi, /north india under support of BJP in working hands of Jayalalitha as per her advisor – Cho Ramasamy. Just for vote bank. 2G Scam is all about pre-assumed govt loss that they are only predicting. Just like a horoscope says, mere prediction. Its not actual or accurate or final or official statement.

    So shut up your mouth and keep quiet if you do not know anything. People like you will read english newspaper or news channel and totally beleive what they say? How cheap fellows you are. You have head right, then you should have brain also. Think. Research and decide.

    Its all played by Jayalalitha mere for vote bank now. Since she has no measurable good deliverables to people from her last term(2001-06). Her only propaganda is attack DMK & Kalaignar, say 2G 3G 4G 5G..
    What non-sense from her. many people know this fact if they atleast read tamil daily for 5 mins atleast everyday.

    So shut up once again… Mr bebo

  15. HOAX
    A hoax has been circulating which claims that if the ’49-O’ votes more than those of the winning candidate, then that poll will be canceled and will have to be re-polled. Furthermore, it claims that the contestants will be banned and they cannot contest the re-polling for their lifetime. This is false and has no basis whatsoever.

    TRUTH
    Although Rule 49-O, stated in the The Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, affirms that the person’s right not to vote would be recognised in the total vote counting process, in no case would there be a re-poll. As of now, what rule 49-O will do is register the person’s signature, or thumbprint. This would also require the voter to reveal their identity, which goes against the system of secret ballots. And even if 49-O votes are more than the winning candidates’ votes, it would not negate the result. There is no judgment as yet on the implications of 49-O toward the upcoming elections, and the barring of candidates from a re-poll.

  16. yes I did not know about this form, we can not expact form the candidates to tell about this provision. Its the duty of the Govt to pass the information to the public. Slogans Like  “JAGO VOTERS JAGO” Oon the pattern of the campain “jaago grahak jago”

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