Short Essay on Importance of Elections in Democracy

In modern states with large areas and population, direct democracy is not possible. So most of the modern democratic states have indirect democracy. Under this system, the government is run by the representatives, who are elected by the people.

For electing the representatives, elections are necessary. Elections are fought generally on party basis, though some candidates fight elections as independent candidates. The party which gets a majority in the legislature forms the government. If the government, during its tenure, does not work for the welfare of the people, it can be changed at the time of next elections.

In this way, people maintain their control over the government because their representatives know that they can be voted out of power in the next elections if they do not respect the wishes of the people and work for their welfare.


Therefore, elections are considered essential for any representative democracy in our times.