What are the main duties of the Election Commission of India?



Article 324 of the Constitution of India has provided for an Election Commission.

The main duties of the Election Commission are:

(1) To superintend, direct, control and conduct all elections to Parliament and State Legislatures as also to the office of the President and Vice- President of India.

(2) to lay down general rules for election.

(3) to determine constituencies and to prepare electoral rolls.

(4) to give recognition to political parties.

(5) to allot election symbols to different political parties and individual contestants.

(6) to appoint tribunals for the decision of doubts and disputes arising out of or in connection with election to parliament and State Legislatures.