Adidev Jhunjhunwala, Aryan Makhecha, and Aryaman Neelakantan

Class 9, Mallya Aditi International School, Bengaluru

Voting in a democracy is a community based event. We tend to vote how our parents did, and they did as their parents before them, and so on and so forth. This can be seen as the  results of the past few elections have been very similar with only a single state changing the party it supports. What made us vote in such a way? This is an interesting and multifaceted situation, as it has, in the past, hindered the nation’s progress in terms of both economic growth as well as development.

We look at the geographical perspective of this problem, which show that certain regions vote the same way year after year whereas certain others have shown slight change. Our study is based on data compiled from various sources ranging across the political spectrum. We will also be including two case studies of election data from the United States and India, which have shown that many regions (even when divided based on each district) have voted for the same party for quite a few elections. If two countries that are so diverse in many ways show similar voting patterns, then it surely is not coincidental that regions re-elect the same parties year after year.  Putting down the various electoral results, after compilation and analysis, with the geographic regions of the respective countries, this cycle can be observed.

 

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