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Representation of the People Act

Election Commission files affidavit in SC, seeks power to deregister political parties

The Election Commission on Saturday filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court and sought powers to deregister political parties.  

Feb 10, 2018, 20:54 PM IST

Fighting polls on two seats: Supreme Court issues notice to Centre and Election Commission

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre and the Election Commission over a plea seeking cancellation of candidates contesting from more than one constituency.

Dec 11, 2017, 14:29 PM IST

Cabinet clears proxy voting for NRIs

For overseas Indians, the Representation of the People Act needs to be amended to include proxy voting as other means to cast their votes.

Aug 02, 2017, 22:33 PM IST

Parliament clears bill to repeal 36 redundant acts

A bill which repeals 36 redundant acts was cleared by parliament on Thursday.

May 07, 2015, 17:33 PM IST

AAP gets over Rs 9.6 cr in donations recorded above Rs 20,000

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has garnered over Rs 9.6 crore in donations, in excess of Rs 20,000 from thousands of its supporters and well-wishers in the last financial year, according to data submitted to the Election Commission.

Dec 11, 2014, 21:14 PM IST

Govt considering proxy voting, e-postal ballot facilities for NRIs

The proposal to extend the facility of proxy voting and e-postal ballot to NRIs is under consideration of the government, the Lok Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Dec 04, 2014, 18:30 PM IST

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.

Nov 12, 2014, 15:05 PM IST

FIR against RJD MP, supporters for poll-related offence

An FIR was on Thursday lodged against RJD MP Prabhunath Singh and his supporters under sections of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 for poll-related offence in Bihar`s Saran district, official sources said.

Apr 17, 2014, 17:45 PM IST