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A Scene at an Election Booth

English Essay on "A Scene at an Election Booth"

Pakistan is a democratic Republic. We elect our own representatives. All grown-up citizens of the country have a right to elect their representatives. Elections are held once in every five years. All citizens of 21 years and above male and female, have the right to .vote. A few days before the elections the Various political parties carry on an intensive propaganda in favour of their candidates. Meeting are held, posters arc pasted on walls and leaflets are distributed.

On the fixed day people come to the polling booth to cast their votes for the candidates There is a great hustle and bustle there. Polling is held in a room or under the strict supervision of the officer-in-charge. I here is an entrance and. an exit for the voters. Every voter is given a ballot paper The voter puts a cross against the name of the persons or the symbol of the party in whose favour he or she wants t cast vote. The paper is then folded and put into the sealed ballot box. During the polling hours, the members: of the different parties are seen busily engaged in bringing voters in taxis, cars, three-wheelers and tongas. They canvass and persuade them to cast votes in favour of their candidates. There is a long Ime of voters in front of the polling room. In the afternoon there is an interval after which polling starts again. Everybody is now anxious to cast vote before the tithe fixed for it. So there is great rush at the booth.

In the evening the scaled boxes arc taken to the place of .counting. The candidate with the majority of votes is declared elected, lie is garlanded and taken in procession through main bazaars, amidst great rejoicings.

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