LS polls: 21 Opposition parties move SC over EVM malfunctions, demand at least 50% votes be verified by VVPAT
This comes after the issue of malfunctioning EVMs came to a boil once again Tuesday, during the third phase of polling, when several EVMs reportedly malfunctioned
Ex-Assam DGP Harekrishna Deka alleges EVM tampering after casting vote in Gauhati, says didn't complain fearing punishment
Former Assam DGP Harekrishna Deka has alleged that the voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machine at a polling booth had malfunctioned as the machine displayed some other name and not the one he had voted for. Deka, however, said he did not lodge a formal complaint fearing punishment if the claim is not proved.
Odisha Assembly Election 2019 Voting Updates: State registers 32.82% voter turnout till 2 pm; Bhubaneswar polls 27.17%
Odisha Assembly Election 2019 Voting LIVE Updates: Till 2 pm, Odisha recorded a voter turnout of 32.82 percent. Dhenkanal constituency recorded the highest at 37.67 percent, and Bhubaneswar continues to lag at 27.17 percent.
As engineer and 'technical expert', Sam Pitroda says he is 'not satisfied' with use of EVMs; claims he can weed out its problems in a year
“As an engineer, a technical expert, I am not satisfied with EVM, but I have not been able to pinpoint because we do not have EVM. If someone gives us EVM to study for one year, we'll be able to tell you something,” Pitroda said while addressing a press conference
Lok Sabha election: In Odisha, 'human error' delays polling at many places; Maoists gun down polling officer in Kandhamal
The second phase of polling in Odisha did not turn out to be as smooth as as the first phase.
Lok Sabha polls: West Bengal sees 76.43% turnout as violence disrupts voting yet again; CPM, BJP slam Mamata Banerjee
In Islampur, the car of sitting MP and CPM candidate Mohammed Salim was attacked with bricks and its window broken.
South states Lok Sabha Election voting updates: Tamil Nadu records turnout of 52.18%, Karnataka 49.57% till 4 pm
South States Lok Sabha Election voting LIVE updates: At 4 p.m., Tamil Nadu has recorded a voter turnout of 52.18 percent, Karnataka of 49.57 percent and Puducherry of 58.77 percent.
BJP MLA Ramesh Katara tells people in Dahod that Narendra Modi has installed CCTV cameras in polling booths, will record their vote
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Gujarat Ramesh Katara on Tuesday reportedly told villagers at a rally in Dahod constituency that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has installed cameras in polling booths and he will come to know who votes for whom in the Lok Sabha elections.
EVM malfunctioning row: Opposition to approach SC again to demand verification of 50% votes with VVPAT slips
Opposition parties on Sunday held a meeting to discuss the issue of EVM malfunctioning and said they will approach the Supreme Court again to demand that at least 50 percent of paper trails be verified with EVMs.
Andhra Pradesh polls: High stakes brawl-ridden battle sees Election Commission in dock for malfunctioning EVMs
The high-stakes battle for power in the state and the Centre unfolded across Andhra Pradesh, which simultaneously elected its Lok Sabha and Assembly representatives on Thursday, with widespread violence between party workers of regional giants
Over 79,000 EVMs, 42,000 control units, 46,000 Voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT)s are being used for which 2 lakh officials have been deployed across 34,604 polling stations
Opposing NOTA, Mohan Bhagwat appeals to people to vote for 'national security, development and identity'
Mohan Bhagwat was talking to reporters after casting his vote in Maharashtra's Nagpur constituency, where Union minister Nitin Gadkari is the BJP's candidate
Lok Sabha Election 2019: What are EVMs, how are they used during elections? 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.
Supreme Court directs Election Commission to raise VVPAT verification systems from one to five EVMs in each constituency
A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi however did not agree to the request of 21 opposition parties leaders that VVPAT slips of 50 percent EVMs be matched, on the ground that it will require huge manpower and not be feasible in view of infrastructural difficulties
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Understanding role of returning officer, the most important gear in our poll machinery
Under Section 21 and 22 of the Representation of People Act 1951 the Election Commission of India appoints the returning officer and assistant returning officer for a constituency in consultation with the state governments/ Union Territories as the case may be
'Janta maaf nahi karegi': BJP's new advertisement targets Congress for questioning air strikes, EVMs
Apart from the 'Janta maaf nahi karegi' slogan, other catchy phrases used by the BJP during campaigning for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls were 'Acche din aane wale hain' (Good days are coming) and 'Ab ki baar Modi sarkar' (It is time for Modi government)
The Election Commission of India Tuesday said that almost all political parties in Jammu and Kashmir have expressed full faith in the ECI and batted for holding state Assembly polls simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections.
An EVM is ‘information’ under the Right to Information Act and can be demanded by an applicant from the Election Commission of India on a payment of Rs 10
EVM tampering: Case pertaining to Syed Shuja’s allegations at London event transferred to Delhi Police’s Special Cell
The EVM tampering case pertaining to Syed Shuja's allegations at a London event, attended by Kapil Sibal, was transferred to Delhi Police Special Cell
Former CEC Navin Chawla says Parliament full of 'rich people', questions whether they represent 'voice of the people'
Former chief election commissioner of India Navin Chawla on Saturday posed several questions regarding the election processes in the country, ranging from conflict of interest to need for reforms.