The best way to compare US Presidential election
with India’s Lok sabha elections is analyzing
both countries election processes.
is the world’s largest democratic
country and the Election Commission is
the apex body that conducts the elections. Both
the general and the assembly elections in India
are held in accordance with the clear rules laid
down by the Election Commission of India.
The citizens of India are trusted with the responsibility
to choose the head of the country as well as of
the state. There are both General and State elections
that are held in the country based on the Federal
structure of the Indian Republic.
India follows a bicameral legislative structure.
The members to the “House of the People”
or the Lok Sabha are elected through the General
elections. These members are chosen from the parliamentary
constituencies. The number of parliamentary constituencies
in a state depends upon the size and the population
of the state. The executive along with the Council
of Ministers is chosen from among the members
of the winning party or the ruling coalition,
as the case may be.
basic process of selecting the President of the
United States is spelled out in the U.S.
Constitution, and it has been modified
by the 12th, 22nd, and 23rd amendments. United
States Presidential Election Process
is mainly carried out by the electors who are
the people’s representatives in various
states. The first step is the selection of the
"delegates". The delegates are chosen
by the various states of the US. Many of the states
use "presidential primary", while some
use a series of "caucuses and conventions".
The process of electing candidates at the state
level is done in three steps. They are the Primaries
and Caucuses, National Conventions and General
(or Popular) Election. The delegates are chosen
at local caucuses and later narrowed at district
conventions. The candidates of the two major parties
are finalized only at the state conventions. The
delegates representing each state go to national
conventions. This is the final step. At the national
conventions, the respective parties officially
announce their candidates and the process of general