Right to Vote: Problems Faced by Migrant Workers

  • Abhinav Mishra
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  • Abhinav Mishra

    Student at NMIMS School of Law, India

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The Right to vote is considered Fundamental to Democracies, millions of people are still disenfranchised, sometimes deliberately, around the world. The right to vote is not enforced or cannot be enforced by many groups of people which may include minorities, non-citizens, refugees, homeless, etc. The recent COVID-19 pandemic which led to a nationwide lockdown in India created such a situation where millions of people could not enforce or exercise their right to vote this group of people were the Migrant Workers. The Right to vote is enshrined in the Constitution of India. Article 326 of the Indian Constitution provides for universal adult suffrage however under the current ballot system a mass of people namely the migrant workers have been disenfranchised to that end the author has hypothesized that the Migrant Workers should form a separate class of voters and having proved that there is mass disenfranchisement of this separate class of voters we must reform our ballot mechanism by extending the system of postal ballots to solve the problem of disenfranchisement.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, Page 3389 - 3400

DOI: https://doij.org/10.10000/IJLMH.111659

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