India Election Diary 2014: Voting Rights for Transgenders

Bangalore, April 17 - Voices of members of transgender community from Karnataka, India who voted as ‘others’ in the 2014 national elections. In 2009, the Election Commission of India had issued a directive allowing a third gender choice – "other" – on voter registration forms.

 

Projects and Initiatives

Supporting Democratic Electoral Management
[PHOTO: RONNY SEN/UNDP INDIA]

Supporting Democratic Electoral Management
The project aims to promote the exchange of knowledge and experiences in the field of election management and administration with other developing countries through the Election Commission of India. It also seeks to support the newly established India International Institute on Democracy and Electoral Management (IIIDEM) as a training and resource centre to meet the demand for capacity development on electoral management from other countries.