Electoral Literacy Club

Functional and Non-functional Electoral Literacy aligned to the vision of the Ramaiah College of Law (RCL) i.e., ‘an interdisciplinary legal education’.


Objective:

  • Engage (actively) in promoting awareness of ‘Right to Vote’ among students, faculty members and community at large.
  • Enable critical thinking on issues related to elections, rights, democracies/non-democracies electoral system and its processes.
  • Encourage student participation and mobility to aforementioned issues – in theory and practice.

Functions:

  • The ELC members shall meet once a week to engage in a closed or open group session of thematic discussions on relevant topics.
  • They will organize activities like outreach programs and in campus programs with targeted groups to create voting awareness.
  • They shall function towards the goal to create and preserve the literature for the club.

Procedure for selecting student coordinators.

  • Students of Ramaiah College of Law can get enrolled as a member of the Electoral Literacy Club through a selection process.
  • An essay writing competition is conducted for the registration of members of the club. There are no upper limits to the maximum number of members required for this club.
  • The criteria for the basis of selections are comprehension, content, and creativity.
  • The competition shall be conducted every year to induct new talents from the incoming batches.
  • The selected members of the club shall remain in the club until they graduate from college.
  • The club shall have a three-member Executive committee which shall function actively in laying out the plans and carry out the actions of the club with aid and advice from the faculty members of the club.
  • The overall activities of the committee shall be conducted and regulated under the aegis of the Executive Committee.
  • The executive committee shall be an elected body from amongst the ELC members.
  • The minimum eligibility criteria to become a member of the Executive Committee shall be he/she must have registered as a voter of a Country.
  • On the election date, the contested candidate must give a 10-minute speech before the club. The members of the club shall cast their vote through “Landsgemeinde” or “Simple Ballot”. The first three candidates who get the simple majority shall be declared as the winner.
  • The election process shall be spearheaded by the presiding officer who shall be nominated by the faculty members of the club. He shall have the power for a casting vote in case of a tie.
  • These members of the executive committee shall serve a term for three years which can be subjected to change as per the discretion of the faculty coordinator with advice from the other faculty members of the club.

Disqualifications:

  • Any member of the club (as a student's coordinator or Executive committee) found guilty of serious misconduct shall be removed from the club.

Screening Process:

  • Students of Ramaiah College of Law can get enrolled as a member of the Electoral Literacy Club through a selection process.
  • An essay writing competition is conducted for the registration of members of the club. There are no upper limits to the maximum number of members required for this club.
  • The criteria for the basis of selections are comprehension, content, and creativity.
  • The competition shall be conducted every year to induct new talents from the incoming batches.


Bureaucracy in electoral transparency

Know more about the event
Invitation Letter
Invitation for Special Lecture
Annexure I
Annexure IV
Annexure V