State election commission

UP panchayat polls: Only five people will be allowed during door-to-door campaigning, says SEC

The Allahabad High Court had recently asked the state government to complete the panchayat election process by May 25. Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh reported 542 fresh COVID-19 cases on Monday, taking the infection tally in the state to 6,08,076, the UP government said in a statement.

Mar 23, 2021, 11:16 AM IST

Bengal Municipal polls deferred amid coronavirus scare, says SEC

The delegation from all parties met the State Election Commissioner and urged him to postpone the polls in the wake of Coronavirus outbreak. 

Mar 16, 2020, 18:10 PM IST

Uttarakhand civic body polls: Over 60% polling recorded, counting on November 20

Polling is being held in 84 urban local bodies across Uttarakhand and the votes will be counted on November 20.

Nov 18, 2018, 08:56 AM IST

Kairana Lok Sabha bypolls: 61 percent turnout in repolling at 73 booths

Around 80,000 voters were eligible to cast their votes at the booths where the repolling was held today.

May 30, 2018, 19:39 PM IST

Ludhiana civic polls: State EC orders re-polling in 2 booths

Re-polling has been ordered in booth 2 and 3 of Ward number 44 due to the difference between the number of votes in the register and the voting machine.

Feb 25, 2018, 17:52 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh civic polls 2017: Election Commission set to announce dates today

The Uttar Pradesh State Election Commission is expected to announce the dates of 2017 municipal elections on Friday.

Oct 27, 2017, 13:59 PM IST

Madras High Court directs holding of Tamil Nadu civic polls by November 17

The Madras High Court on Monday directed the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission to complete the local body elections by November 17.

Sep 04, 2017, 20:46 PM IST

Scared of 'Modi Tsunami', Kejriwal writes to EC, calls for using ballot paper, not EVMs in Delhi MCD polls

Arvind Kejriwal has written to Chief Secretary asking him to urge the state Election Commission to use paper ballots instead of the EVMs in the MCD election. 

Mar 14, 2017, 15:50 PM IST

Women voters take slender lead over men in ten civic bodies

Women voters have outperformed men in yesterday's elections to BMC and nine other municipal corporations, though by a whisker, registering a 28.33% turnout against 28.19% by their male counterparts.

Feb 22, 2017, 22:40 PM IST

Maharashtra civic body polls: As it happened

Elections to the BMC and nine other civic bodies in Maharashtra have virtually turned into a battle of prestige for Devendra Fadnavis and Uddhav Thackeray. 

Feb 22, 2017, 00:54 AM IST

Maharashtra civic polls: 56% voting in 10 municipal corporations, 55% in BMC; focus on BJP-Shiv Sena contest

Millions voted on Tuesday in Maharashtra to elect ten major civic bodies.

Feb 22, 2017, 00:08 AM IST

Maharashtra: Voting underway for 4th phase of municipal council polls

The voting for the last phase of the municipal council polls in 11 nagar parishads of Maharashtra's Nagpur and Gondia districts, that began today, is currently underway. 

Jan 08, 2017, 15:36 PM IST

Candidates' health certificates: File affidavit, says HC to TN

Justice N Kirubakaran gave the direction when a petition filed by one S V Subbaiah of Coimbatore district came up before him.

Nov 30, 2016, 00:20 AM IST

Maharashtra poll panel issues notice to 280 parties

Mumbai has 40 political parties which are on radar of the SEC, while 20 are from Thane district, 25 political parties got notice from Jalgaon, 24 from Pune, 22 from Ahemdnagar, 13 from Solapur, 21 from Satara, 13 from Sangli and 14 from Kolhapur includes Tararani Aghadi Paksha.

Nov 24, 2015, 00:52 AM IST

One lakh voters 'deleted' in Ahmedabad by SEC: Guj Cong

To substantiate their claims, Congress issued two official documents of SEC, having total number of voters in Ahmedabad before and after the voting.

Nov 23, 2015, 23:56 PM IST

Civic polls in Tripura on Dec 9

The official notification said election to the 49-member Agartala Municipal Corporation, 13 municipal councils and six nagar panchayats would be held on Dec 9.

Nov 12, 2015, 20:19 PM IST

WB opposition parties withdraw demonstration at SEC office

Earlier in the evening, a BJP delegation headed by its state president Rahul Sinha staged a dharna outside Upadhyay's office cabin after meeting him there.

Oct 04, 2015, 01:31 AM IST

Patna Mayor voted out in 'no-confidence motion'

 Patna Mayor Afzal Imam was on Thursday removed from chair in a No-Confidence motion brought by ward councillors levelling charges of incompetence and misbehaviour among others.

Jul 16, 2015, 20:55 PM IST

Using Yoga for politics banned in poll-bound Bihar

 Ahead of the International Yoga Day celebrations, the State Election Commission (SEC) in poll-bound Bihar prohibitted using yoga for politics on Sunday after a complaint by the ruling JD-U, officials said.

Jun 21, 2015, 11:27 AM IST

BJP demands postponement of April 25 municipal polls in West Bengal

The BJP in West Bengal on Tuesday demanded postponement of the April 25 state-wide civic body elections and also repolling in all the wards of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) which went to poll last Saturday.

Apr 21, 2015, 20:32 PM IST