The State Election Commissions of Maharashtra and Haryana recently ruled that if the NOTA option receives the maximum votes in local body elections, none of the candidates win and fresh elections have to be held. Mathew Idiculla recently co-authored an article in Scroll that analyses the implications of this electoral reform.
Mathew Idiculla, 'Maharashtra has boldly expanded NOTA, with Haryana following suit. Will it pass legal scrutiny?' (26 Nov 2018) <https://scroll.in/article/902716/maharashtra-has-boldly-taken-the-nota-idea-further-but-will-the-move-withstand-legal-scrutiny> accessed on 24 Feb 2024