Articles tagged under: Election Commission of India

Lok Sabha elections began in Gujarat for 22 seats in 1962, raised to 24 seats in 1967 and to 26 in 1977

March 14, 2019
Lok Sabha elections began in Gujarat for 22 seats in 1962, raised to 24 seats in 1967 and to 26 in 1977

Gandhinagar: Ever since Gujarat was bifurcated from the bilingual state of Bombay in 1960, General Election to the Lok Sabha began in the state in 1962 for 22 seats, which was increased in 1967 to 24 and in 1977 to 26. The elections to the 17thLok Sabha will now be held in Gujarat in single phase on April 23, 2019 at 51,709 booths. As per the website of the Election Commission, the number of candidates (over the years in brackets) were 68 (1962), 80 (1967), 118 (1971), 112 (1977), 169 (19...Read More

4.46 lakh voters added after Gujarat assembly polls; total voters in the State now over 4.39 crore

May 16, 2018
4.46 lakh voters added after Gujarat assembly polls; total voters in the State now over 4.39 crore

Gandhinagar: There has been fresh addition of 4.46 lakh voters in the final voters list published by the Election Commission of India(ECI) early this week. At the time of December 2017 general elections of Gujarat Assembly, there were 2,26,53,368 male voters registered in Gujarat to which there has been addition of 2,26,488 fresh voters, which makes total male voters in the State at 2,28,79,856. With 2,20,377 fresh women voters added to the list, the total number of women voters has been 2...Read More

S. Murali Krishna appointed new Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat

March 17, 2018
S. Murali Krishna appointed new Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat

Gandhinagar: The Election Commission of India(ECI) has appointed S. Murali Krishna as new Chief Electoral Officer of Gujarat State. Murali Krishna replaces outgoing CEO BB Swain who is appointed in the Centre. Dr. S.Murali Krishna is Secretary of Agriculture department. DeshGujaratRead More

Second phase preliminary turnout 68.70%

December 14, 2017
Second phase preliminary turnout 68.70%

Gandhinagar: Chief Electoral Office(CEO) Gujarat BB Swain's office today evening released preliminary figures of voters turnout in the second phase of polling. As per the figures released,there has been 68.70% turnout in the second phase. However the final turnout figure possibly with correction of plus or minus 2% will be out tomorrow with district and assembly seats specific details. In the first poll, preliminarily turnout was 68% which was later corrected to 66.75% next day. Turnout this yea...Read More

37 locations where counting for Gujarat elections will take place on December 18

December 13, 2017
37 locations where counting for Gujarat elections will take place on December 18

Gandhinagar: Counting for 182 assembly seats of Gujarat will take place on December 18 across 37 locations. The Election Commission of India(ECI) has today announced the details of locations:   Read More

2.22 crore eligible voters for 2nd phase polling in Gujarat elections 2017

December 13, 2017
2.22 crore eligible voters for 2nd phase polling in Gujarat elections 2017

Gandhinagar: Polling will take place for all 93 assembly seats of North and Central Gujarat areas involving total 851 candidates in the second phase of Gujarat assembly general elections tomorrow. First phase polling took place earlier on December 9 in the areas of Saurashtra and South Gujarat. Total 2.22 crore voters are eligible to exercise franchise in the second phase. Of them 1.15 core are gents and 1.07 crore are ladies. 455 voters are transgender.Polling will take place at 25,...Read More

ECI puts in place safeguards and security protocols for use of EVMs and VVPATs

December 12, 2017
ECI puts in place safeguards and security protocols for use of EVMs and VVPATs

New Delhi: The Election Commission has put in place an elaborate framework of administrative system, security protocols and procedural checks-and-balances in Gujarat, which prevent any possible misuse of EVMs/VVPATs or procedural lapses in the use of EVMs and VVPATs during polls. These safeguards are being implemented by ECI, in total transparently, with the active and documented involvement of Political Parties, Candidates and their Representatives at every stage, so as to build their confidenc...Read More

ECI orders repoll in 6 polling booths of first phase areas in Gujarat

December 12, 2017
ECI orders repoll in 6 polling booths of first phase areas in Gujarat

Gandhinagar: Election Commission has ordered repolling in 6 polling booths that went to polls in Phase-I of Gujarat assembly general elections on December 9. Repolling has been ordered on four seats of Phase-I of Gujarat polls: Jamjodhpur (2 booths), Una (2 booths), Nizar (1 booth) and Umbergaon (1 booth). While Jamjodhpur and Una fall in Saurashtra region, Nizar and Umbergaon are in South Gujarat. Repolling has been ordered in these booths due to the reason that presiding officers had not rem...Read More

Final official figures of voters turnout in first phase of Gujarat elections 2017

December 10, 2017
Final official figures of voters turnout in first phase of Gujarat elections 2017

Gandhinagar: Here are the final official figures of voters turnout in the first phase of Gujarat assembly elections 2017. Compare it with 2012 first phase poll final turnout Read More

68% average turnout in first phase of Gujarat elections as per preliminary figures

December 09, 2017
68% average turnout in first phase of Gujarat elections as per preliminary figures

Gandhinagar: The Election Commission of India(ECI) today evening said that preliminary average polling figure of first phase of Gujarat assembly general election was 68%. The final figure will arrive later which can be higher than this. All 89 assembly seats of Kutch, Saurashtra and South Gujarat regions of Gujarat went for polling today. Barring one incident in which four persons were injured in Limbdi seat of Surendranagar district, the polling was peaceful across the State. The hi...Read More