Vol. 6, Issue 8 (2019)
Electoral Politics: A study of socio-economic factors influencing the electoral politics of Jorhat district of Assam
Author(s): Lila Bora
Abstract: Elections are one of the few methods that enable a society to reach a collective decision based on individual preferences. Elections serve as a means of linking citizens to government. Voting is one of the core part of electoral democracy. Electoral politics determine by a variety of factors some of them are socio-economic (status, education, religion sex, etc; some psychological (differences in drives and capacities) and some are influenced by the political environment (political structures and institutions, party system, etc.). but all these factors are closely interconnected. The present study primarily focuses on the socio-economic factors of electoral politics of Jorhat district in Assam. To understand the true nature of people’s attitude towards electoral politics primary data has been collected under deferent categories. Finally, an effort will be made to categories the factors, which influence the election in Jorhat district.