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West Bengal polls 2021: EC bans roadshows, rallies ahead of phase 7 and 8; only 500 allowed in public meetings
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West Bengal polls 2021: EC bans roadshows, rallies ahead of phase 7 and 8; only 500 allowed in public meetings

The EC order came on a day West Bengal reported its highest single-day spike of 11,948 COVID-19 cases and 56 fresh deaths

Assembly Elections 2021: What are EVMs, how are they used? All you need to know about electronic voting
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Assembly Elections 2021: What are EVMs, how are they used? All you need to know about electronic voting

Even though the initial investment in EVMs was heavy, it has since been expected to save costs of production and printing of crores of ballot papers, their transportation and storage, substantial reduction in the counting staff and the remuneration paid to them.

Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh promises single-phase polls in state if voted to power
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Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh promises single-phase polls in state if voted to power

Ghosh's remarks have come amid Mamata Banerjee's allegations that West Bengal Assembly polls are being held in eight phases to allow for better management of the BJP's poll campaign in the state

Assembly Elections 2021: No postal ballot facility for overseas Indian voters in upcoming polls, says EC
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Assembly Elections 2021: No postal ballot facility for overseas Indian voters in upcoming polls, says EC

CEC Sunil Arora said that a broad spectrum meeting of all stakeholders on extending the Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPSB) facility to overseas voters in future elections could take place within a month

Assam Assembly election: Election Commission team reviews poll preparedness in state
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Assam Assembly election: Election Commission team reviews poll preparedness in state

The team reviewed the follow-up action taken after the chief election commissioner's visit to the state from 18 to 20 January

National Voters Day 2021: PM Modi laud EC's role in 'strengthening democratic fabric'; theme and importance of day
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National Voters Day 2021: PM Modi laud EC's role in 'strengthening democratic fabric'; theme and importance of day

According to the Election Commission, the main purpose of the day is to 'encourage, facilitate and maximise enrolment, especially for the new voters'

West Bengal polls: TMC accuses BSF of threatening voters in border areas, lodges complaint with CEC
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West Bengal polls: TMC accuses BSF of threatening voters in border areas, lodges complaint with CEC

Denying TMC's 'baseless' allegations, the Border Security Force said it is a professional border guarding force actively checking illegal infiltration and smuggling

Polling for 12 legislative council seats in Uttar Pradesh to be held on 28 Jan, says Election Commission
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Polling for 12 legislative council seats in Uttar Pradesh to be held on 28 Jan, says Election Commission

Nominations can be filed till 18 January, scrutiny of nominations will be held on 19 January, and withdrawal of names can be done till 21 January

BJP leader files complaint with ECI, seeks de-recognition of PDP over Mehbooba Mufti's 'anti-national' remarks
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BJP leader files complaint with ECI, seeks de-recognition of PDP over Mehbooba Mufti's 'anti-national' remarks

The PDP chief on Friday said she will not unfurl the national flag until the flag of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir is brought back

Madhya Pradesh to move SC against HC order restricting physical political rallies in state, says CM
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Madhya Pradesh to move SC against HC order restricting physical political rallies in state, says CM

The Gwalior bench of Madhya Pradesh High Court on Wednesday had ordered nine districts under its jurisdiction to grant permission for public rallies only if virtual meetings were not possible

SC dismisses PIL for deferring Bihar polls, says COVID-19 can't be ground for postponing elections
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SC dismisses PIL for deferring Bihar polls, says COVID-19 can't be ground for postponing elections

The bench said it is a premature petition as no notification for the Assembly polls has been issued till now

Delhi government formation Latest Updates: Manoj Tiwari offers to quit after BJP scores in single digit in Assembly polls
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Delhi government formation Latest Updates: Manoj Tiwari offers to quit after BJP scores in single digit in Assembly polls

Delhi government formation Latest Updates: BJP Delhi unit chief Manoj Tiwari has offered to quit after his party's poor performance in elections.

Election Commission tells SC that political parties should not give tickets to candidates with criminal backgrounds
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Election Commission tells SC that political parties should not give tickets to candidates with criminal backgrounds

The Election Commission of India told the Supreme Court that its 2018 direction asking poll candidates to declare their criminal antecedents in electronic and print media has not helped curb criminalisation of politics.

NCP writes to Maharashtra election commission seeking order to stop internet services around polling booths, claims EVMs can be 'hacked'
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NCP writes to Maharashtra election commission seeking order to stop internet services around polling booths, claims EVMs can be 'hacked'

The NCP wrote to the Maharashtra State Election Commission seeking an order to stop internet services within a three-kilometre radius of every poll booth and strong room in the poll-bound state.

Congress to finalise candidates for Haryana Assembly polls today, interim party president Sonia Gandhi to chair meet
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Congress to finalise candidates for Haryana Assembly polls today, interim party president Sonia Gandhi to chair meet

The Central Election Committee of Congress will meet on 30 September to finalise the list of candidates for the Assembly elections. Interim president Sonia Gandhi will chair the meet.

EC terms reports of 'ghost voters' in recent polls incorrect, says data published on website is 'provisional'
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EC terms reports of 'ghost voters' in recent polls incorrect, says data published on website is 'provisional'

'The provisional voter turnout data reported on ECI website is only the tentative number of voters and not the final numbers,' the EC said.

LS polls 2019: Congress-led Opposition mocking democracy by demanding overnight change in counting process
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LS polls 2019: Congress-led Opposition mocking democracy by demanding overnight change in counting process

Congress, which is leading the Opposition in this adventurism, should understand this even better as they are claiming that they are saving democracy.

BJP chief Amit Shah claims Opposition is raising questions on EVMs as it is 'rattled by likely defeat'
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BJP chief Amit Shah claims Opposition is raising questions on EVMs as it is 'rattled by likely defeat'

Slamming Opposition parties, Amit Shah said in tweets that they started protesting against EVMs only after sixth phase of polling

Opposition tirade against EC undermines 11-layer 'technical security', 12-tier procedural safeguards, VVPAT, judgments upholding EVMs
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Opposition tirade against EC undermines 11-layer 'technical security', 12-tier procedural safeguards, VVPAT, judgments upholding EVMs

It was only after several procedural deliberations that EVMs were accepted and has been used since 2000. In close to two decades of its existence, EVM has been used in more than 110 elections, starting from state legislative Assemblies and four Lok Sabha elections (since 2009), including the current one.

EVM transfer allegations: EC refutes Opposition claim that voting machines being moved around unprotected before counting day
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EVM transfer allegations: EC refutes Opposition claim that voting machines being moved around unprotected before counting day

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday dismissed claims by Opposition parties that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are being moved around unprotected ahead of the counting of votes for the ongoing Lok Sabha election 2019 on 23 May. It also rejected allegations of discrepancies at the strong rooms where the EVMs have been kept prior to the announcement of the results on Thursday.