Q. Which constitutional amendment act reduced the voting age from 21 to 18 years?

[A] 56th Constitutional Amendment Act

[B] 60th Constitutional Amendment Act

[C] 61st Constitutional Amendment Act

[D] 69th Constitutional Amendment Act

Answer: C

Explanation: The representatives of states in the Lok Sabha are directly elected by the people from the territorial constituencies in the states. The election is based on the principle of universal adult franchise.

  • Every Indian citizen who is above 18 years of age and who is not disqualified under the provisions of the Constitution or any law is eligible to vote at such election.
  • The voting age was reduced from 21 to 18 years by the 61st Constitutional Amendment Act, 1988.

Source: Laxmikanth Polity