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Article 326: Elections On The Basis of Adult Suffrage

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Article 326: Elections to the House of the People and to the Legislative Assemblies of States to be on the basis of adult suffrage

The elections to the House of the People and to the Legislative Assembly of every State shall be on the basis of adult suffrage; that is to say, every person who is a citizen of India and who is not less than 1eighteen years of age on such date as may be fixed in that behalf by or under any law made by the appropriate Legislature and is not otherwise disqualified under this Constitution or any law made by the appropriate Legislature on the ground of non-residence, unsoundness of mind, crime or corrupt or illegal practice, shall be entitled to be registered as a voter at any such election.

  1. Substituted by the 61st Constitutional Amendment Act, 1988, s. 2, for “twenty-one years” (w.e.f. 28-3-1989).

-Text in Constitution

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