Read how to use NOTA in upcoming Elections to Fool the Fools

The Election Commission of India told the Supreme Court in 2009 that it wished to offer the voter a “none of the above” option on ballots, which the government had generally opposed.[17] The People’s Union for Civil Liberties, a non-governmental organisation, filed a public-interest litigation statement in support of this.[18]

On 27 September 2013, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the right to register a “none of the above” vote in elections should apply, and ordered the Election Commission to provide such a button in the electronic voting machines, noting that it would increase participation.[19][20][21][22][23]

The Election Commission also clarified that even though votes cast as NOTA are counted, they are considered as invalid votes so they will not change the outcome of the election process. They are not taken into account for calculating the total valid votes and will not be considered for determining the forfeiture of deposit.[24][25][26][27]

In the 2014 general election, NOTA polled 1.1% of the votes,[28] counting to over 6,000,000.[29]

The specific symbol for NOTA, a ballot paper with a black cross across it, was introduced on 18 September 2015. The symbol is designed by National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.[30][31][32]

How Can you use It

It serves no purpose except to fool people.

People often intelligently use NOTA to fool even the lawmakers/politicians.

  • There are many politicians who pay money, liquor or free gifts to the voters to vote for them.

  • They even take them to the polling booth in their own vehicles.

  • You can fool them by taking what they give, but voting for NOTA.

It can thus be said: NOTA is created by the fools for the fools to fool the people.

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