Election Commission bans exit polls in Jharkhand, J&K

Election Commission has banned the publication and dissemination of exit polls of any kind in poll-bound Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir.

J&K polls: EC asks PDP to put off launch of manifesto

 Election Commission on Sunday directed the Peoples Democratic Party not to issue its poll manifesto tomorrow as the campaigning for the first phase of polls in Jammu and?Kashmir is over.

J&K polls: EC to video record polling process at sensitive booths

 In a bid to ensure free and fair assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, Election Commission has decided to video record the poll process at various polling stations put under "sensitive and hypersensitive" categories.

Foreign funding: SC issues notice to Centre, EC on BJP plea

The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the central government and the election commission on a BJP plea challenging the Delhi High Court order that the contribution to its coffers by the Indian subsidiary of an overseas-based company amounted to foreign contribution.

J&K polls: Flying Squads confiscate Rs 51 lakh cash

Flying squad teams deployed for election duty have confiscated cash of over Rs 51 lakh and 65,100 banners/ posters in separate incidents.

EC tells pol parties its transparency guidelines are binding

 Rejecting the stand of political parties on its guidelines to ensure transparency in electoral funds, the Election Commission today made it clear that they were "binding" and threatened them that violations could lead to withdrawal of their recognition.

EC issues notification for 4th phase of Assembly polls in J&K

The Election Commission on Wednesday issued notification for the fourth phase of the five-phased Assembly Elections in Jammu and Kashmir for 18 constituencies going to polls on December 14.

183 in fray for 2nd phase of J&K Assembly elections

As many as 183 candidates are in fray for the second phase of the Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir after the Election Commission on Saturday rejected nominations of 26 out of 209 contestants.

Compulsion, democracy don't go hand in hand: SY Quraishi on compulsory voting

Former Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi on Saturday said educating people about the importance of exercising their franchise would prove much more effective than formulating laws which force them to vote.

J&K polls: 'Democracy Run' in Jammu on Nov 16

 In a bid to encourage the voters to cast their votes on the polling day, the Election Commission will hold a six km "Democracy Run" in Jammu on November 16.

JD(U) condemns Gujarat govt's move to make voting compulsory

Strongly condemning the Gujarat government's move to make voting compulsory, Janata Dal (United) on Thursday termed it as "undemocratic and infringement" in the liberty of the citizen.

People in preventive detention can't be barred from voting: EC

Amid allegations of misuse of police against political rivals during polls, Election Commission has said that people under preventive detention have the right to vote and warned against non-compliance of the directive during Jharkhand polls.

Vasan camp moves EC for registration of new outfit's name

With former Union Minister G K Vasan, who recently broke away from Congress, all set to launch his political party on November 28, his representatives have approached the Election Commission to register the name for the new outfit.

Political parties demand withdrawal of EC's poll-funding guidelines

Political parties have opposed the Election Commission (EC) guidelines on ensuring transparency in electoral funds and sought their rollback calling them legally "untenable" and "vague".

Jharkhand polls: 29 FIRs against parties for Model Code violation

A total of 29 FIRs have been filed against different parties in connection for violation of Election Model Code of Conduct ahead of the five-phase assembly elections in Jharkhand.

Model code violations would be seriously dealt with: EC

 In view of the ongoing assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, the Election Commission today said the cases of violation of the Model Code of Conduct in any form would be seriously dealt with.

Bombay HC seeks replies on PIL on 'misuse' of paid leave on poll day

 The Bombay High Court on Friday directed the Maharashtra government and the Centre to file replies to a public interest litigation seeking directions to the Election Commission and others to ensure that the people who get a paid leave on the polling day actually cast the vote.

EC pulls up MHA over anti-Sikh riot compensation issue

The Election Commission pulled up the Home Ministry Friday over the news that it had announced fresh compensation for 1984 riot victims, questioning why it had not denied the media reports if no decision had been taken in this regard as claimed by the government.

EC issues notification for second phase polls in J&K

The Election Commission Friday issued notification for the second phase of the five-phased Assembly Elections in Jammu and Kashmir for 18 constituencies going to polls on December 2.

HC seeks EC, Arvind Kejriwal's response on plea for AAP derecognition

The Delhi High Court has sought response from the Election Commission and AAP's National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal on a plea seeking derecognition of the party for allegedly filing forged documents at the time of its registration as a political party.