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Tag: Election Commission Of India

Rajiv Kumar becomes new Chief Election Commissioner, to assume charge from May 15
Rajiv Kumar becomes new Chief Election Commissioner, to assume charge from May 15

As per an announcement made by the Law Ministry, President Ram Nath Kovind has approved Kumar's elevation as the CEC and he is set to take charge of the post upon demitting of the office by Sushil Chandra as the Chief Election Commissioner on May 14.

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Brajarajnagar to go for by-polls on May 31

The Election Commission of India (ECI) issued a press note on Monday announcing the dates for by-polls in Brajarajnagar Assembly Constituency lying vacant since December 2021 after the death of MLA Kishore Mohanty.

ECI Extends Ban On Physical Rallies, Road Shows Till Jan 31
ECI Extends Ban On Physical Rallies, Road Shows Till Jan 31

The commission for phase 2 said that the contesting candidates for Phase 2 elections will be finalised on January 31.

EC Allows Persons Deployed In Essential Services, Media To Cast Votes Via Postal Ballot
EC Allows Persons Deployed In Essential Services, Media To Cast Votes Via Postal Ballot

Directing the Chief Electoral Officers of all the five poll-bound states, the Commission said that the concerned departments of the notified category of electors may be informed accordingly, and may be asked to nominate "Nodal Officer" for this purpose of the postal ballot facility.

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EC Reduces Notice Period For Registration Of Political Parties

The Election Commission of India on Friday reduced the notice period from 30 days to seven days for registration of political parties under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, in view of the ongoing third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

'Big Day' Will Decide Future Of Punjab: Amarinder Singh
'Big Day' Will Decide Future Of Punjab: Amarinder Singh

In the 2017 assembly elections the Congress had won 77 of the 117 seats, followed by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) 20, SAD 15, BJP three and two others.

Seven-Phase Polls In Five States From Feb 10-Mar 7, Counting On Mar 10
Seven-Phase Polls In Five States From Feb 10-Mar 7, Counting On Mar 10

More than 15 crore people in the five poll-bound states have received the first dose of the vaccine, while nine crore people have received both the shots.

Counting Tomorrow!
Pipili By-Poll: Odisha Chief Electoral Officer Shares Details On Counting

With voting done for the Pipili bypoll, the counting process is all set to take place Sunday (Oct 3) morning.

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EC Atlas: Odisha 2nd State To Post Smart Gains in Elector Gender Ratio

As per the Election Atlas released by the Election Commission of India today, with a quantum leap of 29 points, the elector gender ratio in Odisha has moved up to touch 951 from 922 in 2014. Andhra Pradesh topped the chart among major states by posting a jump of 31 points

Pipili Bypoll: ECI Announces Fresh Poll Date; Nomination On April 26, Voting On May 13

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday issued a fresh notification for the Pipili bypoll. As per the notification, the last date for filing nominations has been fixed…

Sushil Chandra Assumes Charge As Chief Election Commissioner

New Delhi: Sushil Chandra assumed charge as the 24th Chief Election Commissioner on Tuesday. Chandra was appointed as the CEC on Monday, the day Sunil Arora demitted office. Chandra was…

EC Whistles Odisha's Pipili Bye-poll Battle: It's Advantage BJD Vs Resurgent BJP

Bhubaneswar: With the Election Commission of India announcing the poll dates for the bye-elections to the Pipili assembly constituency, Odisha is all set to witness another spectacular political battle soon. As per the ECI notification, the bye-election to the assembly constituency in Odisha will be held on April 17, and the counting will be taken […]

Assembly Elections: 824 Constituencies In 5 States To Go For Polls From Mar 27, Results On May 2
Assembly Elections: 824 Constituencies In 5 States To Go For Polls From Mar 27, Results On May 2

New Delhi: A total of 824 assembly constituencies in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and the Union Territory of Puducherry shall be going for polls during the Assembly elections. The polls will be held from March 27 to April 29, while the counting of votes will be held on May 2, the Election Commission […]

Holiday Announced For Tirtol & Balasore Bypolls On November 3

Bhubaneswar: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Odisha Friday announced one day holiday on November 3 in Tirtol and Balasore Sadar areas in view of the by-elections for the two assembly constituencies. As per a release issued by CEO office on Friday, all government offices, educational institutions and businesses establishments would remain closed in order to […]

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By-Elections: Polling Officials To Get Rs 30 Lakh COVID19 Cover

Bhubaneswar: The polling officials and the central security forces deployed for the conduct of by-elections have been brought under the purview of the COVID19 compensation scheme if they lose their lives to the virus during the conduct of elections. As per a notification issued by the Election Commission, the family of the polling officials and […]

Odisha By-Elections: EC Issues Guidelines For Safe Polls Amid Covid-19
Odisha Bypolls: New Guidelines By Election Commission In View Of Covid Pandemic

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission of India has issued certain guidelines for the conduct of by-elections in Balasore Sadar and Tirtol Assembly Constituencies keeping in mind the Covid-19 pandemic. Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) SK Lohani informed mediapersons regarding the new rules from the process of nomination to the casting of votes and counting. Only two persons […]

Odisha By-polls: Notification For Balasore Sadar & Tirtol Constituencies Out

Bhubaneswar: The gazette notification for by-elections in Balasore Sadar and Tirtol Assembly Constituencies scheduled to be held on November 3 has been issued by the Election Commission (EC) on Friday. As per the notification, the filing of nominations will begin today and continue till October 16. The scrutiny of nomination papers will be done on […]

By-Elections For Balasore & Tirtol Assembly Seats On November 3: ECI

Bhubaneswar: The by-election for Balasore and Tirtol Assembly constituencies will be held on November 3, as per a notification issued by Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday. By-polls to the Balasore and Tirtol Assembly constituencies have been necessitated following the demise of sitting BJP MLA Madan Mohan Dutta ( Balasore) and sitting BJD legislator […]

ECI issues guidelines for polls, makes masks & sanitisers mandatory

New Delhi: Ahead of the Bihar polls, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has approved the broad guidelines for the conduct of elections and bye-elections amid the COVID-19 pandemic. These include the use of masks, sanitisers, thermal scanners and adherence to social distancing norms during the election process. Only five people will be allowed including […]

Nirbhaya case convict now moves EC against Delhi govt

New Delhi: One of the four convicts on death row in the Nirbhaya gang rape-murder case on Thursday moved the Election Commission of India to challenge the rejection of his mercy petition. Vinay Sharma, through his advocate AP Singh, told the poll body that the Model Code of Conduct was in place in Delhi when […]

Top Delhi Cop In Charge Of Shaheen Bagh Shifted Out By EC

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Sunday ordered shifting of Delhi Police’s DCP, South East, Chinmoy Biswal whose charge includes Shaheen Bagh, the scene of anti-CAA protests since the past 50 days. The poll panel’s move to shift Biswal, a 2008 batch IPS officer, comes following two incidents of civilian firing, over the past two-three […]

New Guidelines For Political Parties Effective From Wednesday

New Delhi: Political parties in the country seeking registration under the Representation of the People Act, 1951, will have to submit an application to the Election Commission of India (ECI) within a period of 30 days following the date of their formation, as per the new guidelines effective from Wednesday. The new guidelines were framed […]

EC Seeks Report On Rahul's 'Rape In India' Remark

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India has sought a report from Chief Election Officer in Jharkhand over Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Rape in India’ remark, the Commission said on Monday. The Jharkhand CEO has been asked to submit a report to the Election Commission as soon as possible. The Commission’s move comes after controversy erupted over […]

BJD gave Rs 39.40 crore to its candidates to contest 2019 elections

Bhubaneswar: No doubt elections in the country are an expensive affair. The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha did not shy away from spending generously during the 2019 polls as it provided a whopping Rs 39.40 crore to all its MLA and MP candidates (except Pinaki Mishra, who won from Puri Lok Sabha seat) […]

By-election to 3 Rajya Sabha seats from Odisha on July 5: ECI

New Delhi: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday issued notification for by-election to fill six vacant Rajya Sabha seats in Odisha, Bihar and Gujarat. As per ECI, three of these seats are in Odisha, two in Gujarat and one in Bihar. Four of these vacancies are a result of Rajya Sabha members from […]

Model code of conduct for polls lifted: EC

New Delhi: The model code of conduct (MCC) for the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls was lifted on Sunday following the declaration of election results, the Election Commission said. “The Model Code of Conduct has ceased to be in operation with immediate effect,” said a release from the EC. The MCC for the general election […]

How EVM strong-rooms are secured as per the Election Commission

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday asserted that the transport and storage of the EVMs are well secured, dismissing the doubts raised by the Opposition over movement and alleged replacement and manipulation of these machines. In the past two days, video clips have gone viral, purportedly showing “unauthorised” transportation of the EVMs at various […]

EC rejects demand to record dissenting views in its orders

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday decided that all dissenting opinions and minority decisions concerning violation of model code of conduct (MCC) will not be made part of final orders and the existing procedures will be followed. “In the meeting of the Election Commission held today regarding the issue of MCC, it was decided […]

Row over EVMs, EC dismisses allegations of manipulations

New Delhi: A major controversy erupted on Tuesday after allegations that EVMs were being changed in the Election Commission’s strong rooms in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar but the poll body asserted that the charges were “baseless” and “frivolous”. The charges of manipulations surfaced after some videos went viral, purportedly showing EVMs being transported in open trucks. […]

BJD received highest donations in 2017-18: ADR report

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) led by Naveen Patnaik in Odisha received the highest donation of Rs 13.4 cr among the regional parties through electoral bonds during the financial year 2017-18, as per a report of the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). Out of the 48 regional parties analyzed, only 15 parties submitted […]

2019 LS polls saw dip in number of candidates

New Delhi: The just-held Lok Sabha elections saw a dip in the number of contestants as 8,040 people entered the poll fray, 211 less compared to 2014. The maximum number of people to try their electoral fortunes was in 1996 when 13,952 candidates contested the general elections. According to the Election Commission data, a total of […]

No illegal transporting of EVMs in Punjab: Electoral Office

Chandigarh: There has been no illegal transportation of electronic voting machines (EVMs) in Punjab, officials here said on Tuesday. Refuting reports on social media about the transportation of EVMs in Phagwara town, a senior electoral officer told IANS that all the EVMs used during Sunday’s voting in the state have been stored safely as per […]

India Mourns Demise Of Pranab-Mukharjee
Pranab Mukherjee expresses concern on EVM tampering reports

New Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday expressed concern over reports of alleged tampering of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and said the onus of ensuring institutional integrity lay with the Election Commission of India (ECI). “They must do so and put all speculations to rest,” he said in a statement. Mukherjee said the safety and […]

May 23: EC braces up for the big date in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: With Odisha having voted for both the Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha, the Election Commission has waived the mandatory 14 tables counting norm for the State. “There is a norm of EC to have only 14 counting tables in a counting centre. However, as the State is witnessing simultaneous polls we have requested to […]

647 paid news cases during Lok Sabha elections 2019: EC

New Delhi: The Election Commission said a total of 647 cases of paid news have been found while 909 posts have been taken down from various social media platforms during the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections which ended on Sunday. Of the total paid news cases, 57 were registered in the seventh phase of voting, one […]

Icons fail to inspire many voters to exercise franchise

New Delhi: Use of seven national and state icons by the Election Commission failed to inspire a substantive chunk of voters in the national capital where the voter turnout saw a five per cent drop during polling on May 12 as compared to the last Lok Sabha elections. The icons, who included six sports personalities […]

Re-polling in 5 booths of Mayurbhanj Lok Sabha constituency on May 19

Mayurbhanj: Re-polling in five booths under Mayurbhanj Lok Sabha constituency will be held on May 19. The voters will be able to exercise their franchise from 7AM to 6PM on the day. The re-polling will be held at Bhugudakat, Purnachandrapur, Khachua and Athapada booths under Baripada Assembly constituency (AC), where voting was stopped due to […]

No violation in Niti Aayog sharing information with PMO: EC

New Delhi: The Election Commission said on Sunday that it has not found any model code violation in Niti Aayog sharing information with the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on places where Prime Minister Narendra Modi decides to campaign. Answering a query here during a press conference, Deputy Election Commissioner Sandeep Saxena said that a standing order […]

Man writes letter to EC in blood

Amethi: A young man from Amethi has sent a letter written in blood to the Election Commission seeking a directive for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to abstain from making objectionable comments that hurt the sentiments of the people. Manoj Kashyap of Shahgarh in Amethi has written that he was ‘traumatised’ by the statements of the Prime […]

Patkura Assembly election postponed; to be completed within 60 days

Bhubaneswar: In view of the serious devastation caused by cyclone Fani, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has extended the completion of Patkura Assembly polls by 60 days, informed Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha today. The date of poll will be suitably decided after assessing local situation, the CEO added. The Patkura Assembly poll […]