Nasim Zaidi

Achal Kumar Joti takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner

Achal Kumar Joti takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner

A CEC or an EC can have a tenure of six years or hold office till the age of 65 years, whichever is earlier.

Jul 06, 2017, 20:11 PM IST
Achal Kumar Joti takes charge as Chief Election Commissioner

Achal Kumar Joti takes charge as Chief Election Commissioner

Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti on Thursday took charge as the Chief Election Commissioner.

Jul 06, 2017, 12:33 PM IST
EC announces dates for vice presidential election; polling, counting of votes on August 5

EC announces dates for vice presidential election; polling, counting of votes on August 5

The Election Commission of India on Thursday announced the dates and full schedule for holding election for the post of vice president.

Jun 29, 2017, 11:35 AM IST
Only CPI-M, NCP to take part in June 3 EVM hackhathon as last date to apply ends Friday

Only CPI-M, NCP to take part in June 3 EVM hackhathon as last date to apply ends Friday

The deadline for political parties to ‘apply’ for participation in the Election Commission’s EVM hackathon ended at 5:00 pm on Friday, however, the poll panel has received only one application so far. 

May 26, 2017, 21:10 PM IST
Online voting not feasible: CEC Nasim Zaidi

Online voting not feasible: CEC Nasim Zaidi

Online voting is not feasible keeping in mind the security systems required to maintain its integrity.

May 20, 2017, 22:41 PM IST
Election Commission confirms future elections only with EVMs, VVPATs

Election Commission confirms future elections only with EVMs, VVPATs

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi clarified that future elections would be conducted using both EVMs and VVPATs.

May 20, 2017, 18:37 PM IST
EVMs, VVPATs to be used for all future elections, announces Election Commission

EVMs, VVPATs to be used for all future elections, announces Election Commission

In the wake of a string of allegations levied on the Election Commission of India (ECI) regarding the use of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in March's Assembly polls, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi on Saturday rubbished the claims of EVMs tampering while announcing that future elections would be conducted using both EVMs and VVPATs.

May 20, 2017, 17:51 PM IST
Election Commission to hold EVM demonstration, announce hackathon date today

Election Commission to hold EVM demonstration, announce hackathon date today

Several opposition politicians had alleged EVM-tampering in Assembly polls but the Election Commission ruled out such a possibility.

May 20, 2017, 09:13 AM IST
Election Commission to announce schedule for its 'EVM challenge' on Saturday

Election Commission to announce schedule for its 'EVM challenge' on Saturday

In 2009, the Election Commission had held a similar challenge and it claims no one was able to tamper with its machines.

May 19, 2017, 15:08 PM IST
EC challenges political parties to hack Electronic Voting Machines

EC challenges political parties to hack Electronic Voting Machines

The Election Commission on Friday said it will offer political parties an opportunity to prove that electronic voting machines used in the recent assembly polls were tampered with.

May 12, 2017, 18:46 PM IST
Election Commission of India to soon call all party meeting on EVM issue

Election Commission of India to soon call all party meeting on EVM issue

The Election Commission of India (ECI) will soon call a meeting of all political parties to assure them that the electronic voting machines (EVMs) were tampering-proof and secured, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said on Saturday.

Apr 29, 2017, 17:57 PM IST
Arvind Kejriwal meets Election Commission Nasim Zaidi over EVM tampering row

Arvind Kejriwal meets Election Commission Nasim Zaidi over EVM tampering row

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday met Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi to discuss the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) tampering issue.

Apr 01, 2017, 20:37 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh elections: CEC Nasim Zaidi to visit Lucknow today to review poll preparedness

Uttar Pradesh elections: CEC Nasim Zaidi to visit Lucknow today to review poll preparedness

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi and senior EC officials will visit Lucknow on Wednesday to review poll preparedness for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

Feb 08, 2017, 10:33 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh elections: CEC Nasim Zaidi to visit Lucknow tomorrow to review poll preparedness

Uttar Pradesh elections: CEC Nasim Zaidi to visit Lucknow tomorrow to review poll preparedness

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi and senior EC officials will visit Lucknow on Wednesday to review poll preparedness for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

Feb 07, 2017, 16:36 PM IST
UP polls: Venkaiah Naidu meets EC, accuses Akhilesh Yadav of misusing administration

UP polls: Venkaiah Naidu meets EC, accuses Akhilesh Yadav of misusing administration

Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday accused the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party of misusing the administration and its officers for manipulating the Uttar Pradesh polls.

Feb 06, 2017, 15:17 PM IST

Women managed polling stations in every constituency: EC

In a bid to ensure more participation of women in the electoral process, the Election Commission on Wednesday said that it has decided to make special arrangements in form of "all women managed polling stations" in the five states where Assembly Elections are to be held.

Jan 04, 2017, 19:32 PM IST

Colourful voter guide for first time: CEC

The Election Commission on Wednesday said it was set to roll out a colourful voter guide for the first time.

Jan 04, 2017, 12:57 PM IST

Poll dates not finalised, still at planning stage: CEC

The Election Commission of India is still at the "planning stage" as far as the finalisation of dates for the upcoming state Assembly Elections to five states, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said on Thursday.

Dec 15, 2016, 20:20 PM IST
Punjab polls: Drugs, liquor EC's top concerns

Punjab polls: Drugs, liquor EC's top concerns

The influence of drugs, liquor, money and muscle-power by some political parties and leaders top the concerns expressed before the Election Commission (EC) by various quarters in the run-up to the Punjab Assembly elections.

Oct 25, 2016, 23:09 PM IST

Election Commission to announce poll schedule in 5 states based on inputs by security forces

The Election Commission will take a call on the dates of Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Goa, Manipur and Uttarakhand, due early next year, based on the inputs provided by security forces and state law and order machinery, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said today.

Oct 19, 2016, 16:55 PM IST