Articles tagged under: ECI

ECI announces schedule of by-polls of four vacant Gujarat Assembly seats

September 21, 2019
ECI announces schedule of by-polls of four vacant Gujarat Assembly seats

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

Provisional voter turnout data on ECI Website only tentative number of voters, not final: ECI

June 01, 2019
Provisional voter turnout data on ECI Website only tentative number of voters, not final: ECI

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

Polled EVMs are absolutely safe in strongrooms : ECI

May 21, 2019
Polled EVMs are absolutely safe in strongrooms : ECI

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

Live: Election Commission announcing Lok Sabha general elections 2019 dates

March 10, 2019
Live: Election Commission announcing Lok Sabha general elections 2019 dates

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

ECI reaffirms Non-Tamperability of EVMs

January 23, 2019
ECI reaffirms Non-Tamperability of EVMs

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

Gujarat Police lodges complaint about fake ECI letter seeking ‘EVM tampering’ probe, SOG starts investigation

May 30, 2018
Gujarat Police lodges complaint about fake ECI letter seeking ‘EVM tampering’ probe, SOG starts investigation

Gandhinagar: 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

Om Prakash Rawat Appointed New Chief Election Commissioner

January 21, 2018
Om Prakash Rawat Appointed New Chief Election Commissioner

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

ECI recommends to the President disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs in Delhi

January 19, 2018
ECI recommends to the President disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs in Delhi

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

News in brief from across Gujarat

October 06, 2017
News in brief from across Gujarat

Gandhinagar: -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

Gujarat and Himachal first bigger and multiple states to go for fully VVPAT-based voting

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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