Articles tagged under: ECI
September 21, 2019
Gandhinagar: Election Commission of India (ECI) has announced the schedule of polling for four vacant assembly seats of Gujarat - Tharad, Kheralu, Amraiwadi and Lunawada.
-Notification to be issued on: 23rd September
-Last date of nominations will be: 30th September (2nd day of Navratri)
-Scrutiny of nominations will take place on: 1st October
-Last date of withdrawal will be: 3rd Oct
-Date of Polling will be: 21st October
-Counting will take place on: 24th October (2 days ah...Read More
June 01, 2019
New Delhi:Election Commission of India (ECI) has today issued a detailed note clarifying that the provisional voter turnout data reported on ECI Website is only the tentative number of voters and not the final numbers, and therefore it is incorrect inference to find Ghost voters when there are none. ECI issued this explanation taking note of several news reports.
Full text of ECI statement:
Two categories of votes are counted to arrive at the final result of General Elections 2019, first ...Read More
May 21, 2019
New Delhi: Election Commission of India(ECI) today in a statement said: Certain complaints of alleged movement of EVMs, purportedly to replace the polled EVMs in the strongrooms, have been doing the rounds in sections of media. Election Commission of India would like to emphatically and unambiguously clarify that all such reports and allegations are absolutely false, and factually incorrect. The visuals seen viral on media do not pertain to any EVMs used during the polls.
After the close of p...Read More
March 10, 2019
New Delhi: Elections to 17th Lok Sabha will be held in seven phases, from April 11 to May 19, and counting of votes will take place on May 23, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said on Sunday.
Addressing a press conference here on Sunday evening, the CEC said, 'the polling will be held in seven phases on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. The counting of votes will be held on May 23. The election process has to be completed by May 27.'
In the Phase 1 , ...Read More
January 23, 2019
New Delhi: In the wake of the motivated controversy about ECI EVMs, attempted to be created by one so called ‘cyber expert’ Mr Syed Shuja, the Technical Experts Committee (TEC) members - Prof D T Shahani, Prof Emeritus IIT Delhi and Prof Rajat Moona, Director IIT Bhilai and Prof D K Sharma, Prof Emeritus IIT Bombay (Mumbai), have reconfirmed to the ECI today that :
The ECI-EVMs are stand-alone machines designed to connect only amongst ECI-EVM units (Ballot Unit, Control Unit and V...Read More
May 30, 2018
The SOG of Gandhinagar police is investigating the matter of a bogus letter in the name of the Election Commission of India asking various police officials including police commissioners/SPs to probe alleged EVM tampering and conduct a study on feasibility of voting by ballot paper.
Gandhinagar SP Virendra Yadav today said that a case in this regard has been lodged in sector 7 police station here.
'The letter was dated as April 2, 2018. It has ...Read More
January 21, 2018
New Delhi: Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat (OP Rawat) has been appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner of India succeeding, Achal Kumar Joti, who is retiring tomorrow, the law ministry said today.
Ashok Lavasa, a former finance secretary and an Indian Administrative Service officer of the 1980 batch, has been appointed as an Election Commissioner, to fill up the vacancy left behind by Mr Rawat in the three-member poll panel. Sunil Arora is currently the other Election Comm...Read More
January 19, 2018
New Delhi:The Election Commission has today recommended to the President the disqualification of 20 of Aam Admi Party(AAP) MLAs in Delhi for holding office of profit.The petition was made to disqualify 21 MLAs, but one resigned a few months back. The MLAs, by occupying the post of parliamentary secretaries between March 13, 2015 and September 8, 2016, held office of profit, and were liable to be disqualified as legislators.The President is bound to go by the recommendation of the Commission. Und...Read More
October 06, 2017
-Rajkot Municipal Corporation's health teams raided cricket Ravindra Jadeja's restaurant Jaddu's Food Field and found about 75 kg inedible food. RMC team destroyed the stock of inedible food. Jadeja's restaurant has been in news for wrong reasons in the past too for more than one occasions.
- A team of Election Commission of India(ECI) is likely to be in Gujarat on 9-10 October to hold series of meetings with political parties, district collectors, chief secretary, stat po...Read More
September 18, 2017
New Delhi: The Election Commission will hold the upcoming assembly polls in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh fully with voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines but there will be no mandatory counting of paper trail in a designated percentage of polling stations in the two states. VVPAT machines produce a printout of each vote cast on an EVM. This paper trail can be used to resolve disputes.
Gujarat and Himachal to have fully VVPAT-based voting
The Gujarat and Himachal polls ...Read More
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