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Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais likely to send Chief Minister's disqualification order to EC on Saturday
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Jharkhand Governor Ramesh Bais likely to send Chief Minister's disqualification order to EC on Saturday

Sources in the governor's official residence had on Thursday claimed that the ECI has recommended Soren's disqualification as an MLA for violating electoral norms by extending a mining lease to himself, but there has been no official confirmation yet

EC sends opinion on Jharkhand CM’s disqualification, official announcement soon
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EC sends opinion on Jharkhand CM’s disqualification, official announcement soon

The BJP, the petitioner in the case, has sought Soren's disqualification for violating section 9 A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 by allegedly extending mining lease to himself, which deals with disqualification for government contracts

EC launches campaign to link voter ID with Aadhaar: What you need to know
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EC launches campaign to link voter ID with Aadhaar: What you need to know

Through this drive the Election Commission hopes to establish the identity of an elector as well as prevent duplicate entries in the electoral roll

Haven't received TS Singh Deo's resignation from panchayat department, says CM Baghel
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Haven't received TS Singh Deo's resignation from panchayat department, says CM Baghel

Meanwhile, Deo skipped the party state legislature meeting held on Sunday at the chief minister's official residence

Election for 16th Vice President of India on 6 August: ECI
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Election for 16th Vice President of India on 6 August: ECI

The term of office of the incumbent Vice President, M Venkaiah Naidu ends on 10 August, 2022

Ban people from contesting from more than one seat or impose fine to deter practice: EC to Centre
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Ban people from contesting from more than one seat or impose fine to deter practice: EC to Centre

In a recent interaction with the Legislative Secretary in the Law Ministry, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar made this push for the reform first proposed in 2004

Election for next President of India on 18 July, counting of votes on 21 July: ECI
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Election for next President of India on 18 July, counting of votes on 21 July: ECI

The EC said that voting for presidential election will take place in Parliament, premises of assemblies. It further said that Rajya Sabha Secretary-General will be returning officer

Will remote voting be a reality soon? Election Commission’s plan to increase voter turnout explained
India

Will remote voting be a reality soon? Election Commission’s plan to increase voter turnout explained

The EC has noted migrants’ inability to travel back to their place of registration from cities where they are staying for education, employment and other purposes. It has decided to devise a new plan that may involve remote voting among other measures

Explained: How elections for the Rajya Sabha polls are held
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Explained: How elections for the Rajya Sabha polls are held

Unlike the Lok Sabha, where members are chosen directly by voters, Rajya Sabha members are elected by MLAs

India elected as Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities for 2022-24
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India elected as Chair of the Association of Asian Election Authorities for 2022-24

The decision to elect India as the new Chair of the AAEA was taken at a meeting of the Executive board and General Assembly at Manila, Philippines, which was held on 7 May, 2022

Offering freebies either before or after election is policy decision of the party concerned: ECI to SC
India

Offering freebies either before or after election is policy decision of the party concerned: ECI to SC

Earlier, petitioner lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay in his plea had sought direction from the Centre and Election Commission of India to take steps to regulate political parties and to make them accountable for their manifesto promises

UP Election Result 2022 Updates: BJP makes clean sweep in polls as saffron waves takes over state
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UP Election Result 2022 Updates: BJP makes clean sweep in polls as saffron waves takes over state

UP Election Result 2022 LIVE Updates: All set to form a majority government for the second time in a row in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has managed to increase its vote share despite a loss of over 50 seats from its tally of 2017

Assembly Elections 2022: How to check results of UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa
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Assembly Elections 2022: How to check results of UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa

Initial trends of the election results can be checked from 8 am onwards, whereas detailed results will be available later in the day on ECI's official website

Manipur Assembly polls 2022: With deep divide between Valley and Hills, northeastern state yearns for development
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Manipur Assembly polls 2022: With deep divide between Valley and Hills, northeastern state yearns for development

While the ruling BJP is raising issues such as peace and bandh-free governance in their campaigns, Congress is emphasising on 'change' and NPP is being touted as the 'dark horse' of this election

Manipur Assembly election 2022: Former cop Thounaojam Brinda joins politics to stop drug cartel in state
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Manipur Assembly election 2022: Former cop Thounaojam Brinda joins politics to stop drug cartel in state

Contesting on a JD(U) ticket, Brinda is taking on BJP veteran Thokchom Satyabrata Singh in the Manipur polls

PIL in SC seeks steps to regulate poll manifesto, make them legally enforceable
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PIL in SC seeks steps to regulate poll manifesto, make them legally enforceable

Filed by advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, the PIL seeks direction to the Election Commission to seize the poll symbol and deregister/derecognise the political parties that fail to fulfil their promises made in manifesto

Assembly polls: Zero tolerance for misuse of govt machinery, money power, says EC chief
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Assembly polls: Zero tolerance for misuse of govt machinery, money power, says EC chief

Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra's remarks came during a trip to poll-bound Manipur. He said that voters could report Model Code of Conduct violations on the Election Commission's cVIGIL app

National Voters Day 2022: History, significance and how the day is celebrated
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National Voters Day 2022: History, significance and how the day is celebrated

National Voters Day was first celebrated in 2011 and was initiated by then-President Pratibha Devi Patil on Election Commission's 61st foundation day.

UP Assembly Elections 2022: From WhatsApp to Facebook and YouTube, SP’s grand digital plans revealed
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UP Assembly Elections 2022: From WhatsApp to Facebook and YouTube, SP’s grand digital plans revealed

The Akhilesh Yadav-led party will send out speeches of party leaders, publicity material and short videos and images of the campaign through its various social media channels; they are also seeking to engage local YouTubers in various districts

Michael Lobo resigns as Goa minister, quits BJP ahead of  Assembly polls
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Michael Lobo resigns as Goa minister, quits BJP ahead of Assembly polls

Michael Lobo claimed that people were unhappy with the ruling BJP in Goa