Driver ferrying Jaitley responsible for putting on beacon light: CEC

 Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath today said the driver ferrying Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was responsible for putting on a beacon light when the latter attended a party programme here on Tuesday.

JMM urges CEC to acquaint villagers with paramilitary forces

 Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Wednesday urged Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath to launch an awareness campaign in villages of Jharkhand before deploying para-military forces there ahead of the five-phased polls starting November 25.

Paid news should attract disqualification: CEC

Paid news should be made an electoral offence that attracts disqualification so that it acts as a deterrent, Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Tuesday suggested and said inadequacies in legal framework were not allowing the poll panel to effectively check this and other malpractices.

EC for proxy voting, e-ballots for NRIs, but not polling at embassies

The Election Commission favours proxy voting and e-ballot for NRIs but not voting in Indian embassies abroad.

EC announces J&K, Jharkhand election dates

The Election Commission on Saturday announced dates for elections in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand assemblies.

EC announces five-phased polls in J&K, Jharkhand; counting on December 23
EC announces five-phased polls in J&K, Jharkhand; counting on December 23

The Election Commission on Saturday announced five-phased assembly elections to be held in Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand, beginning from November 25 and ending December 20.

J&K polls: EC to hold further consultations to decide timing, says VS Sampath
J&K polls: EC to hold further consultations to decide timing, says VS Sampath

The Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said on Saturday that a final decision over the dates of the Assembly Elections in Jammu and Kashmir will be taken only after holding a further round of consultations at the national capital.

EC holds discussions with parties in J&K on poll timing
EC holds discussions with parties in J&K on poll timing

Election Commission (EC) team will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday to review the situation and take a final call on holding state Assembly polls in the state.

Five police observers to be deployed for Haryana polls: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath on Saturday said that for the first time, five police observers will be deployed in Haryana to ensure free, fair and clean polling in the state where election is due on October 15.

Paid news should attract disqualification: CEC

 Paid news should be made an electoral offence that attracts disqualification so that it acts as a deterrent, Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath today suggested and said inadequacies in legal framework were not allowing the poll panel to effectively check this and other malpractices.

Hate speech: EC yet to decide on taking action

The Election Commission is yet to take a considered view on the issue of taking action against political parties whose leaders make hate speeches during election campaign.

Maharashtra, Haryana assembly polls on Oct 15; counting on 19

Assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra to be held on
October 15 and counting will be on October 19, said CEC.

BJP asks EC to simplify J&K migrant voter registration process

Ahead of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir, BJP on Friday raised concern over the decrease in number of Kashmiri migrant voters, and moved the Election Commission seeking simplification of procedures and time till October 15 for getting them registered to vote in the polls.

CEC to review arrangements for Haryana polls

Chief Election Commissioner, V S Sampath will visit the capital city tomorrow to review the arrangements for smooth conduct of Haryana Assembly polls, due in October.

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.

Everything would be taken into account before announcing polls: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Tuesday said clubbing Jharkhand assembly polls with Haryana, Maharashtra and Jammu & Kashmir is a difficult task following monsoon and festivals in the state and everything would be taken into account before announcing the election schedule.

Voters may enroll until last date of filing nominations: EC

As many as 19.31 lakh applications have been registered so far as part of the ongoing summary revision of electoral rolls in Maharashtra.

Income Tax dept issues notice to Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath

The Income Tax department has issued a notice to Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V S Sampath in connection with the sale of a property in Hyderabad and acquiring a new residential property in Delhi with that money.

EC gives list of newly-elected LS members to President

The full Election Commission on Monday called on President Pranab Mukherjee and handed over the list of 543 newly-elected members of Lok Sabha that will enable him initiate the formal process of new government formation.

BJP seeks CEC`s intervention for fair polling in Varanasi

After raid on its party office in Varanasi, BJP appealed to Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath to "exercise his authority" to ensure that no rigging takes place during last leg of polling on Monday.