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  • Keeping tab on post-attack developments: Election Commission Feb 26, 2019 09:46 PM IST

    Keeping tab on post-attack developments: Election Commission

    Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa, speaking to reporters here, said the ECI is duty-bound to carry out the mandate given to it by the Constitution.

  • 17 lakh names deleted from electoral rolls in Maharashtra Feb 25, 2019 07:52 PM IST

    17 lakh names deleted from electoral rolls in Maharashtra

    More names were likely to be deleted in the coming weeks as the process of authentication of voters was underway, the ECI official said.

  • Re-polling in a booth in Anuppur assembly seat of Madhya Pradesh today Dec 01, 2018 04:20 PM IST

    Re-polling in a booth in Anuppur assembly seat of Madhya Pradesh today

    The state polls saw a voter turnout of 75.05 percent in the elections

  • Cong delegation meets EC; demands more caution around strong rooms where EVMs are stored Dec 01, 2018 04:08 PM IST

    Cong delegation meets EC; demands more caution around strong rooms where EVMs are stored

    Congress leader and AICC's Chhattisgarh in-charge P L Punia told reporters that suspicious activities were being reported in the Dhamtari Assembly seat in the state.

  • Election Commission reviews preparations for Rajasthan assembly polls Oct 20, 2018 08:20 PM IST

    Election Commission reviews preparations for Rajasthan assembly polls

    Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said that so far Rs 456.27 lakh in cash, 280.59 litre liquor and 36 illegal vehicles have been seized by authorities.

  • Congress, TDP, CPI join hands for Telangana assembly polls; demand President's rule Sep 11, 2018 09:13 PM IST

    Congress, TDP, CPI join hands for Telangana assembly polls; demand President's rule

    K Chandrashekar Rao has been appointed as the caretaker chief minister till the elections are announced. However, party leaders have contested that "free and fair" elections cannot be conducted if KCR continues to be chief minister.

  • Election Commission makes small changes to prevent VVPAT failures Aug 12, 2018 05:55 PM IST

    Election Commission makes small changes to prevent VVPAT failures

    All the required EVMs — 13.95 lakh ballot units and 9.3 lakh control units — will be delivered by September 30.

  • Delivery of VVPATs way behind schedule, dims chances of early Lok Sabha elections Jul 25, 2018 02:10 PM IST

    Delivery of VVPATs way behind schedule, dims chances of early Lok Sabha elections

    With 3 months to go for the deadline, the poll panel has received only 3.48 lakh units, of the total order of 16.15 lakh VVPAT machies, as of June 19 this year

  • Scourge of insensitivity against specially-abled voters needs to end: Chief Election Commisioner Jul 03, 2018 03:58 PM IST

    Scourge of insensitivity against specially-abled voters needs to end: Chief Election Commisioner

    Rawat said the aim of the poll panel is to ensure that "no voter is left behind" during the course of the forthcoming polls and the Election Commission has decided to address this challenge with a short-term, medium-term and long-term goals and timelines.

  • In election expenditure Kerala MLAs top; spend 70.14% of expense limit Jul 02, 2018 08:00 PM IST

    In election expenditure Kerala MLAs top; spend 70.14% of expense limit

    The Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and National Election Watch (NEW) analysed election expenditure and vote share of 4,087 out of 4,120 sitting MLAs in 11 states.

  • Maharashtra MLC polls: BJP set to become single largest party in Council Jun 30, 2018 12:00 PM IST

    Maharashtra MLC polls: BJP set to become single largest party in Council

    The Election Commission of India (ECI) had last week announced election to the 11 EMLA (Elected by MLAs) constituency seats.

  • Anantnag longest delayed bypoll in India: EC data Jun 05, 2018 04:26 PM IST

    Anantnag longest delayed bypoll in India: EC data

    The Anantnag Lok Sabha seat was vacated by Mehbooba Mufti in June 2016 after she was appointed as the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir in April 2016. The seat has been vacant since then.

  • Political parties out of purview of RTI: Election Commission May 27, 2018 03:40 PM IST

    Political parties out of purview of RTI: Election Commission

    "When the Central Information Commission has declared six national political parties as public authority, the Election Commission cannot take a position contrary to that unless the order of the CIC has been overturned by the Supreme Court or High Courts. The order of EC has no merit," former Chief Information Commissioner A N Tiwari told PTI

  • Refuting CEC's claim of doable simultaneous polls in a year, EC's legal veteran says not possible before 3 years May 02, 2018 03:15 PM IST

    Refuting CEC's claim of doable simultaneous polls in a year, EC's legal veteran says not possible before 3 years

    In an interview to News18, Mendiratta said, “With present EVM and VVPAT machines, simultaneous polls cannot be held and it would take at least three years for the commission to procure required number of machines.”

  • BJP appears set to retain power in Gujarat, headed to win in Himachal Pradesh Dec 18, 2017 11:10 AM IST

    BJP appears set to retain power in Gujarat, headed to win in Himachal Pradesh

    Seeking a sixth straight term, the BJP was ahead in 100 seats while the opposition Congress is leading in 70 seats, the Election Commission(EC) trends available for 175 of the 182 seats at stake showed.

  • Turning 18 this year? Election Commission has roped in Facebook to remind you to register to vote Nov 27, 2017 06:37 PM IST

    Turning 18 this year? Election Commission has roped in Facebook to remind you to register to vote

    The ECI had launched a campaign on November 15th to ensure that all prospective and eligible voters born this year are registered to vote

  • JD(U) submits members' affidavits in Nitish's support to EC Sep 08, 2017 07:20 PM IST

    JD(U) submits members' affidavits in Nitish's support to EC

    JD(U) leaders, including its parliamentary party leader in the Rajya Sabha R C P Singh and secretary general K C Tyagi, urged the EC to take an early decision in the matter.

  • Vice-president elections on August 5: Election Commission of India Jun 29, 2017 11:33 AM IST

    Vice-president elections on August 5: Election Commission of India

    Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said notification for the election will be issued on July 4 and nominations can be submitted by July 18.

  • India will have a new President on July 20: Who are the contenders? Jun 08, 2017 12:40 PM IST

    India will have a new President on July 20: Who are the contenders?

    With the election date now officially declared, talks between the main political parties are expected to intensify. Here's a look at the contenders for India's highest office.

  • AAP takes EVM protest to Election Commission May 11, 2017 12:30 PM IST

    AAP takes EVM protest to Election Commission

    The protesters, including AAP MLAs and newly appointed Delhi convener Gopal Rai, alleged that the manipulation of electronic voting machines was killing democracy.

  • Swaraj India now a registered political party Mar 02, 2017 08:00 AM IST

    Swaraj India now a registered political party

    "The party has received its registration certificate from the Election Commission, paving way for entering the electoral fray," party spokesperson Anupam said.

  • EC likely to announce Bihar Assembly election dates today Sep 07, 2015 11:06 AM IST

    EC likely to announce Bihar Assembly election dates today

    While the Janata Dal(United)-Rastriya Janata Dal-Congress alliance is fighting the elections with Nitish Kumar as CM candidate The Bhartiya Janata Party and allies are yet to announce a Chief Ministerial candidate, and are banking on Prime Minister Modi to win the election for them.

  • Union Budget 2015: Law Ministry gets funds to settle LS poll liabilities Feb 28, 2015 07:46 PM IST

    Union Budget 2015: Law Ministry gets funds to settle LS poll liabilities

    The election-related expenditure are settled between the Law Ministry and the Home Ministry through 'book adjustments'. The Election Commission's outlay has also been increased from Rs 70 crore to Rs 80 crore.

  • 40 per cent polling at three booths in Gujarat till 1 PM Dec 16, 2012 03:15 PM IST

    40 per cent polling at three booths in Gujarat till 1 PM

    Brisk voter turnout was reported from the three booths in as many Assembly seats, where the Election Commission of India had ordered repolling.

  • 'People's govt' is coming true this elections: Quraishi May 07, 2011 03:15 PM IST

    'People's govt' is coming true this elections: Quraishi

    Dr. SY Quraishi, Chief Election Commissioner, tells Anuradha SenGupta of CNBC-TV18 in Beautiful People that citizen participation in the nation has increased tremendously and that the people are more pro-active than earlier.

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