India faces extremely high exposure to ecological threats and, therefore, it is important to consider the effects of natural hazards on electoral processes in the country. This case study explores adaptive measures adopted by the Electoral Commission of India (ECI) to safeguard the electoral process from natural hazards on the subnational and national levels. The paper goes on to explore environmental efforts introduced by the ECI with a focus on electronic voting machines, the ban on single-use plastics, management of biomedical waste and the introduction of ‘green elections’.

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Publication date
22 February 2024
Language(s)
English
Author(s)
Saket Ambarkhane
Number of pages
24
ISBN
978-91-7671-733-2 (PDF)

Contents

Introduction

1. Institutional and legal context

2. Measures on prevention and adaptation applied at the subnational level

3. Mitigation measures to reduce carbon emissions during elections

4. Conclusion and lessons learned

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Natural Hazards and Elections in India: Lessons in Adaptation and Mitigation

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