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  • Vice Presidential elections to be held on August 6: Election Commission Jun 29, 2022 05:06 PM IST

    Vice Presidential elections to be held on August 6: Election Commission

    The notification for calling the 16th Vice Presidential election will be issued on July 5 by the Commission

  • Election Commission to announce date of presidential poll today Jun 09, 2022 11:56 AM IST

    Election Commission to announce date of presidential poll today

    The poll panel has convened a press conference at 3 pm to announce the schedule.

  • Five Union Ministers to campaign for BJP candidate in Brajrajnagar Assembly bypoll May 16, 2022 11:39 AM IST

    Five Union Ministers to campaign for BJP candidate in Brajrajnagar Assembly bypoll

    Bhubaneswar, May 16 The opposition BJP has released a list of 40 star campaigners including five Union Ministers who will campaign for the party can..

  • Bypoll for vacant RS seat from Odisha on June 13 May 13, 2022 06:44 PM IST

    Bypoll for vacant RS seat from Odisha on June 13

    New Delhi, May 13 Bypoll to fill up a vacant Rajya Sabha seat from Odisha will be held on June 13, the Election Commission said on Friday. The se..

  • Rajiv Kumar appointed Chief Election Commissioner of India May 12, 2022 01:19 PM IST

    Rajiv Kumar appointed Chief Election Commissioner of India

    Rajiv Kumar will take up the post after incumbent Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra demits his office on May 14, 2022

  • Former chief election commissioner Sunil Arora joins agri-tech startup as chairman May 10, 2022 03:11 PM IST

    Former chief election commissioner Sunil Arora joins agri-tech startup as chairman

    Arora has also served as secretary in the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

  • Centre 'blackmailing' EC into keeping Delhi civic polls on hold fearing BJP's defeat: AAP Mar 12, 2022 10:03 PM IST

    Centre 'blackmailing' EC into keeping Delhi civic polls on hold fearing BJP's defeat: AAP

    Senior AAP leader Atishi appealed to the SEC to conduct the municipal polls, saying postponement of the announcement of its schedules has raised a question mark on the “functioning and integrity” of the poll panel.

  • EC lifts ban on victory processions Mar 10, 2022 12:58 PM IST

    EC lifts ban on victory processions

    In a statement, the poll panel said keeping in mind the current status of COVID-19 in these states, it has "decided to relax the guidelines on victory processions during and after the counting and has withdrawn the blanket ban on victory procession."

  • Assembly Elections 2022: ECI deputes 130 police observers, 10 special observers ahead of counting Mar 09, 2022 08:02 PM IST

    Assembly Elections 2022: ECI deputes 130 police observers, 10 special observers ahead of counting

    The ECI added that the EVMs are kept under 3-layer security and under 24×7 CCTV supervision. Also, serial number of of each EVM has been shared with political parties, the commission added.

  • Varanasi ADM to be removed by EC, say reports day after Akhilesh Yadav alleged EVM fraud Mar 09, 2022 05:43 PM IST

    Varanasi ADM to be removed by EC, say reports day after Akhilesh Yadav alleged EVM fraud

    Akhilesh Yadav, the chief of the state's primary opposition Samajwadi Party, had demanded the Election Commission to launch in inquiry into the manner in which the EVMs were transported in Varanasi.

  • Exit Poll 2022 | Political leaders' reaction on the poll prediction Mar 07, 2022 08:05 PM IST

    Exit Poll 2022 | Political leaders' reaction on the poll prediction

    The exit poll suggest that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is headed for a decisive victory in Punjab while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to come back to power in Uttar Pradesh. In India, exit polls are usually conducted by CVoter, Chanakya, and MyAxis India, along with a couple of others. The survey will predict the fate of parties.

  • EC to host virtual international election visitors programme on March 7 Mar 06, 2022 03:27 PM IST

    EC to host virtual international election visitors programme on March 7

    The participants will be showcased a recorded broadcast from select polling stations in each of the five states where polls have taken place as well as live streaming from polling stations in Varanasi

  • Assembly polls: EC further eases COVID restrictions, allows road shows Feb 22, 2022 09:32 PM IST

    Assembly polls: EC further eases COVID restrictions, allows road shows

    The commission also allowed political parties and candidates to hold meetings and rallies with the restriction of using only 50 per cent capacity of space being relaxed.

  • EC restores number of star campaigners as COVID-19 cases wane Feb 20, 2022 06:28 PM IST

    EC restores number of star campaigners as COVID-19 cases wane

    The Election Commission has said that now the maximum limit on the number of star campaigners for recognised national and state political parties "shall be 40 and for other than recognised political party it shall be 20."

  • Day before polls, Punjab election officer orders police case against Arvind Kejriwal Feb 19, 2022 07:45 PM IST

    Day before polls, Punjab election officer orders police case against Arvind Kejriwal

    The action was taken on the basis of a complaint filed by Akali Dal leader Arshdeep Singh, who accused Kejriwal of attempting to malign the state's political parties.

  • MC Election Highlights February 13: Voting in Goa, Uttarakhand, 55 seats in UP in second phase of assembly polls on Feb 14 Feb 13, 2022 08:59 AM IST

    MC Election Highlights February 13: Voting in Goa, Uttarakhand, 55 seats in UP in second phase of assembly polls on Feb 14

    Take a quick look at all the major updates on assembly elections in five states -- Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur

  • SC issues notices to Centre, election panel on PIL against poll freebies Jan 25, 2022 12:33 PM IST

    SC issues notices to Centre, election panel on PIL against poll freebies

    A bench comprising Chief Justice N V Ramana and Justices A S Bopanna and Hima Kohli sought the response in four weeks on the PIL filed by BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay.

  • MC Election Highlights January 22: AAP releases sixth list of candidates for Goa polls Jan 22, 2022 10:11 AM IST

    MC Election Highlights January 22: AAP releases sixth list of candidates for Goa polls

    Take a quick look at all the major updates on upcoming assembly elections in five states -- Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur.

  • Punjab polls: Political parties battling it out on social media platforms as public rallies banned Jan 17, 2022 05:30 PM IST

    Punjab polls: Political parties battling it out on social media platforms as public rallies banned

    Teams of "digital warriors" — video editors, content writers, graphic designers, cartoonists and volunteers — of these parties, including the ruling Congress, the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), are busy planning social media campaigns through video clips and graphics for the February 20 Punjab Assembly polls.

  • Punjab assembly elections postponed, to be held on February 20 Jan 17, 2022 02:26 PM IST

    Punjab assembly elections postponed, to be held on February 20

    The decision has been taken in view of the birth anniversary celebration of Guru Ravidas.

  • Election Commission informed on COVID-19 situation in India: Union Health Ministry Jan 07, 2022 12:19 PM IST

    Election Commission informed on COVID-19 situation in India: Union Health Ministry

    "These reports have a very high tendency to start a mis-information campaign in the midst of a pandemic," the Union Health Ministry said in a statement.

  • Poll expenditure limits for candidates hiked ahead of assembly elections Jan 06, 2022 09:17 PM IST

    Poll expenditure limits for candidates hiked ahead of assembly elections

    The decision of the government is based on the recommendation made by the poll panel.

  • EC reviews Covid, law and order situation in poll-bound states, stresses on need for vaccinations Jan 06, 2022 05:29 PM IST

    EC reviews Covid, law and order situation in poll-bound states, stresses on need for vaccinations

    Assembly elections 2022 are due in five states, namely, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab, and Manipur.

  • Election Commission assesses COVID situation in poll-bound states Dec 27, 2021 03:56 PM IST

    Election Commission assesses COVID situation in poll-bound states

    The commission also met top officials of ITBP, BSF and SSB and pressed for maintaining strict vigil on international borders some of the poll-going states share.

  • Explained: All you need to know about the Bill seeking to link Aadhaar with electoral rolls Dec 20, 2021 01:44 PM IST

    Explained: All you need to know about the Bill seeking to link Aadhaar with electoral rolls

    Here is a primer detailing the proposed law, which has faced objections from Opposition and civil society activists, who say it violates fundamental rights by harming the privacy of citizens.

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