What is Article 326?

By meenakshi|Updated : July 13th, 2022

Article 326 of the Indian constitution is responsible for conducting the Elections to the Legislative Assembly of each state and the House of the People under a certain set of rules. According to the article, the elections should be conducted on the basis of adult suffrage. As per adult suffrage, any person who is an Indian citizen and above the age of 21 years can cast a vote. Later it was changed to 18 years

What is Article 326 in the Indian Constitution?

Article 326 in the Indian Constitution ensures that the Elections to the Legislative Assembly of each state and the House of the People are on the basis of adult suffrage. Initially, an Indian citizen above the age of 35 years was able to cast a vote which was later changed to 21 years. 

This article ensures equality among the voters without any discrimination on the basis of religion, caste, race, or sex. However, The Constitution (Sixty-First Amendment) Act,1989 has reduced the Voting age of elections to the Legislative Assemblies of the States and the Lok Sabha to 18 years only (prior it was 21 years).

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FAQs on What is Article 326?

  • Article 326 states that the voting age for the election to the Legislative Assembly of each state and the House of the People is 21 years. But, because of The Constitution (Sixty-First Amendment) Act,1989, the age is lowered to 18 years.

  • Initially, the minimum age for casting a vote was 35 years. This was reduced to 21 years and now because of The Constitution (Sixty-First Amendment) Act,1989 it is lowered to 18 years.

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