SC notice to Centre, EC on PIL to ensure maximum voting

The Supreme Court Monday sought response from the Centre and the Election Commission on a PIL seeking a direction to them to frame of guidelines to ensure that more citizens cast their votes in the polls.

EC likely to announce Maha, Haryana poll dates next week

The election process for states going to polls is expected to be set in motion as the Election Commission is likely to announce dates in this regard in the middle of next week.

Rajasthan Assembly bypolls: No nomination filed so far

No nomination was filed for bypolls to four Assembly seats in Rajasthan till third day today, an Election Commission official said here.

EC officially announces by-poll schedule of Rangang-Yangang

Election Commission has announced the schedule for bye-election to Rangang Yangang Assembly constituency of South Sikkim on September 13.

`National party` status: CPI, NCP want EC to wait till assembly polls

Facing the prospect of losing `national party` status, CPI and NCP on Tuesday urged the EC not to take any decision till the outcome of assembly polls in four states due later this year.

EC wants to use new machine to enhance vote secrecy

The Election Commission wants to use a new machine to enhance secrecy of votes during counting which prevents disclosure of voting pattern.

EC wants to use new machine to enhance vote secrecy

The Election Commission wants to use a new machine to enhance secrecy of votes during counting which prevents disclosure of voting pattern.

Political workers can`t stay after campaign ends: EC

The Election Commission has put restrictions on the presence of political functionaries in Patiala (urban) and Talwandi Sabo Assembly constituencies where by-polls are to be held on August 21, after the campaign period is over.

Bypoll on Sept 13 to seats vacated by Modi, Mulayam

Bypolls to the Lok Sabha seats vacated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav will be held on September 13, the Election Commission on Saturday announced.

BJP MLA produced fake SC certificate to contest Assembly polls: AAP

AAP will move EC next week seeking disqualification of BJP MLA Ranjit Singh for allegedly producing a fake Scheduled Caste certificate to contest the Delhi Assembly elections.

Punjab by-elections: EC issues instruction on exit, opinion polls

In view of by-elections to Talwandi Sabo and Patiala Assembly segments in Punjab, the Election Commission has issued instructions restricting conduct of exit poll and dissemination of its results.

National party status: EC to hear views of BSP, NCP, CPI

The Election Commission has called a meeting with BSP, NCP and CPI next week to hear their views on a show cause notice to withdraw their `national party` status following their performance in the Lok Sabha elections.

EC asks Punjab CM to refrain from making political speech on Independence Day

Election Commission on Saturday asked the Punjab Chief Minister and his ministers to refrain from making political speeches during the Independence Day celebrations in view of the by-polls in the state.

Don`t withdraw cases related to poll offences after elections: EC

Concerned over some state governments "unilaterally" withdrawing cases related to electoral offences after the end of the poll process, the Election Commission has asked the states to take such cases to their logical end even if it takes time.

Karnataka assembly by-polls: 22 candidates file nominations

A total of 22 candidates have filed nominations for the August 21 by-elections to three assembly seats in Karnataka.

Paid news case: Delhi HC stays EC show cause notice to Ashok Chavan

In a temporary reprieve to Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Delhi High Court on Monday put a stay on the Election Commission showcause notice sent to him after he was found guilty of fudging poll expenses.

SC notice to EC on displaying candidates photo on EVM

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Election Commission(EC) on a PIL which sought directions for mandatory display of photographs of people contesting elections on EVMs to curb the menace of dummy namesakes.

Do`s & don`ts for security forces during assembly polls

Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath today asked security forces to follow standard operative procedures (SOP) during the forthcoming assembly elections in Jharkhand.

Repoll ordered at booth in U`khand CM`s constituency

A day after bypolls were held for three Assembly seats in Uttarakhand, repoll was ordered Tuesday at a booth of Dharchula constituency from where Chief Minister Harish Rawat is contesting.

CEC meets political parties in Jharkhand ahead of polls

BJP on Monday raised its apprehensions of a large number of Bangladeshi infiltrators getting into voter`s list and urged the Election Commission to take cognisance of the matter before the upcoming assembly elections in Jharkhand.