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Demonetisation had no impact on use of black money in elections: Former CEC OP Rawat

The former Chief Election Commissioner said there was no check on black money that has been used in the elections.

Dec 03, 2018, 11:12 AM IST

Scindia seeks poll hour extension over faulty EVMs; Presiding officer will decide, says CEC

Faulty machines or EVM malfunction has been reported from many polling booths across the state.

Nov 28, 2018, 14:13 PM IST

Sunil Arora to be appointed as next Chief Election Commissioner

The Election Commission will hold the 2019 general election under him.

Nov 26, 2018, 23:01 PM IST

Six months enough to prepare for Assembly elections in J&K: CEC OP Rawat

The Supreme Court has ruled that whenever such dissolution takes place, commission should hold elections on first occasion and in no case later than six months, said OP Rawat.

Nov 23, 2018, 19:03 PM IST

Nobody can do anything with fake ID, checking done at every level: EC on voter ID row in MP

Madhya Pradesh will go to poll in a single phase on November 28 and the counting of votes will be held on December 11

Oct 06, 2018, 17:51 PM IST

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat hints at early polls in Telangana

Assembly elections are due in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram later this year.

Sep 07, 2018, 15:33 PM IST

CEC promises disabled-friendly booths; app to file complaints

The Election Commission has laid a special emphasis on making the poll process accessible for all sections, especially the persons with disabilities, those who are aged or infirm.

Aug 29, 2018, 21:43 PM IST

One nation, one poll not possible without amendments in Constitution: CEC

Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat has reiterated that simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections are not possible in the country unless changes are made in Constitution and law.

Aug 29, 2018, 19:57 PM IST

AAP urges Election Commission to verify 20% of VVPAT slips in each constituency

An AAP delegation led by its chief spokesperson and MLA, Sourabh Bhradwaj, met the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) O P Rawat here and submitted a memorandum on the issue.

Aug 28, 2018, 19:52 PM IST

If Lok Sabha polls are advanced, can be held together with 4 Assembly elections: CEC

The Election Commission was capable of holding the Lok Sabha elections and polls to four state assemblies together in December if the parliamentary elections are advanced, Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat said on Wednesday.

Aug 15, 2018, 17:46 PM IST

Election Commission launches its online RTI portal, fee to be paid online too

The portal can be accessed by the general public on the Home Page of the Commission's website - - by clicking on 'Online RTI'. 

Jun 07, 2018, 11:00 AM IST

Despite concerns over data theft, Facebook to remain EC's social media partner

Facebook would remain the poll panel's social media partner during the Karnataka assembly elections, CEC Rawat said on Tuesday.

Mar 27, 2018, 22:38 PM IST

Facebook has no access to Election Commission's data, we are on guard: Chief Election Commissioner Rawat

Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat has said that engagement with people through social media remains a priority but not at the cost of data breaches.

Mar 23, 2018, 20:12 PM IST

AAP calls EC 'Khap Panchayat', slams new chief Rawat

AAP on Tuesday dubbed the Election Commission a "Khap Panchayat".

Jan 23, 2018, 16:40 PM IST

New face of Kashmiri kids

Children and policemen play cricket in the old town of Srinagar.

Jan 23, 2018, 14:46 PM IST

'No weakness' in decision: New CEC OP Rawat on disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs

The Election Commission had recommended 20 MLAs of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) be disqualified for holding offices of profit as ‘parliamentary secretaries.’ 

Jan 23, 2018, 14:26 PM IST

OP Rawat appointed new Chief Election Commissioner, Ashok Lawasa made Election Commissioner

The appointment of the Election Commissioner was made as a vacancy would have arisen in the three-member poll panel after the retirement of Achal Kumar Jyoti on Monday.

Jan 21, 2018, 19:15 PM IST

Can hold national and state elections together from September 2018: Election Commission

The Centre has been mulling over aligning the upcoming state elections, scheduled to be held in November-December 2018, with the Lok Sabha elections 2019

Oct 05, 2017, 09:55 AM IST