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Making an informed choice Back

Various organizations in the country are helping to ensure that the public exercises its vote wisely in the 2014 general elections. Here, we list a few:

Election Commission of India (

The website of the Election Commission of India (ECI) carries detailed information related to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. You can see the election schedule, search for your name in the voter's list and find your polling station. Moreover, you can read about the grounds on which a candidate qualifies for, or can be disqualified, from contesting. Read about this here.

Association for Democratic Reforms (

The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) is a civil society organization working to promote transparency in politics. For the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, ADR has released a party-wise analysis of the first list of candidates, and has also been working on a nationwide survey on the performance of 525 MPs. The website will soon be updated with a complete analysis of the candidates standing for the election as well as copies of their affidavits. For the ADR's detailed report on the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, click here.

To know more about the candidates in your area, to report a politician or candidate misusing power, or for any other queries, call on ADR's toll-free helpline (1-800-110-440) between 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday.

My Neta (

My Neta is an initiative of ADR and National Election Watch. Here, you can view income-expenditure statements of Indian political parties (up to 2011–2012) as well as reports of the donations they have received. You can also search for candidates in your area along with details like their assets, criminal records and education background. (Click here to search for candidates in your area)

PRS Legislative Research (

PRS Legislative Research helps you keep a track of your MP. You can look up his or her attendance record in sessions of Parliament and view details about participation in debates and number of bills passed. You can also keep a track of the performance of the Parliament and read the organization's analysis of latest policy and legislative developments.

Satark Nagrik Sanghatan (

Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS) a citizens’ group working to promote transparency and accountability in government functioning has also developed report cards on the performance of all the Members of Parliament of the Lok Sabha. This has been done on the basis of information obtained under the RTI Act and available on various Government websites. (Click here to read about the performance of various MPs)

iForIndia (

iForIndia is an online platform where all registered users can rate or see the ratings of their state (CM), parliamentary constituency (MP) and assembly constituency (MLA). A report card is generated for each of these and the parameters considered are fulfilment of basic needs (water, electricity, public transport), governance and administration (lawmaking, inflation), reputation (corruption, fulfilment of promises), and growth and progress (education, traffic management, tourism). The overall result of a representative's performance is colour-coded as green (pass), yellow (average), and red (fail).



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