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    No. ECI/PN/20/2019 Dated: 22nd February, 2019 Press Note Substantial increase in number of Service Voters The Unregistered eligible Service Personnel can still file their applications for registration in the last part of Electoral Roll The process of summary revision of last parts of electoral rolls with reference to 01.01.2019 as the qualifying date has concluded with the final publication of last parts today i.e. on 22.02.2019. A total of 16,62,993 service personnel have been enrolled as Service Electors in the Country in the final last part of electoral roll 2019. In 2014 the corresponding figure was 13,27,627. Thus the 2019 ER has recorded a substantial increase on the total number of service voters of 2014. This increase in number of service voters has been due to the Commission’s all out efforts to maximise the registration of service electors during summary revision 2019 and active cooperation of the services/departments concerned and greater participation of service personnel. As per the provisions of law and instructions of the Commission, all left out and un-registered eligible service personnel can still file their applications for registration in the last part of electoral roll during continuous updation till the last date of filing nominations of elections, and they can submit the Form 2, 2A or 3, as the case may be, through their Record officer/Commanding Officer/Authority concerned on the service voter portal i.e. It is clarified that all the Forms received till 10 days before the last date of filing nominations shall be disposed of and the names of the applicants shall be included in last part of electoral rolls, if the Forms have been found complete in all respect by the ERO concerned. In order to ensure that maximum number of service personnel are enrolled in the last part and exercise their electoral right of franchise at elections, all the services/departments concerned have been requested to focus on bridging the gap in registration, if any, by motivating all unregistered eligible service personnel to get themselves enrolled in the electoral roll as service elector during continuous updation so that they are not deprived of voting at impending election for want of registration in the electoral roll.
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    Voter Helpline: 1950



    No. ECI/PN/19/2019 Dated: 22nd February, 2019 PRESS NOTE Subject: Voter Helpline: 1950 In view of the impending General Elections, the Election Commission of India has strengthened its Voter Helpline to make it easy for the Voters to get authentic information pertaining to their voter registration. The range of services provided by the Helpline Number 1950 have been refurbished and made easily accessible. The enrolled electors in the Electoral Roll can check the details of their personal information, the Polling Station planned for them to visit on the Poll Day and to know the contact details of Booth Level Officers, Electoral Registration Officers and District Election Officers, by using the Voter Helpline Mobile App or through Portal or by calling 1950 Helpline Number. In the same line, services through SMS can also be availed by citizens by sending SMS without any cost to 1950. Formats in which such SMSs can be sent are: (i) ECI <EPIC Number> <0 (for reply in English) or <1 (for reply in the regional language). (ii) ECIPS <EPIC Number> This will fetch the address of the Polling Station, where the said EPIC Number bearer needs to go to cast the vote. (iii) ECICONTACT <EPIC Number> This will fetch the reply providing the sender with contact details of Booth Level Officers, Electoral Registration Officers and District Election Officers. Since mere possession of EPIC Card is not enough for the electors but their names should also be there in the electoral roll for enabling them to cast their vote on the poll day, it is necessary that the citizens/electors should check that their names figure in the electoral rolls. If they are not enrolled, they can submit Form 6 online through or submit the form through Mobile APP or hard copy to the respective ERO Offices. If there is any correction needed, they can submit Form 8 for necessary correction online through NVSP or through Mobile App or hard copy to respective ERO offices. Also if their addresses are changed within the part, they need to submit Form 8A on the same lines as above. It is also clarified that all these services can be obtained directly or by approaching the concerned officials appointed by the Election Commission of India. ECI has not authorized any intermediaries to provide these services.
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    Party name: Vivasayigal Makkal Munnetra Katchi
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    List of political parties seeking registration: Bhartiya Samta Party Bhartiya Arakshan Mukti Dal Sanyukt Kisan Vikas Party Rashtriya kisan Bahujan Party Telugu Janta Party Bharatiya Hitrakshak Party Nation First Democratic Party Akhand Bharat Chetna Dal Anaithu Ulaga Tamilargal Munnetra kalagam Fauji Kisan Party Bhartiya Jan Samrat Party Indian Democratic People’s party Dhanwan Bharat Party Aadarsh Bharat Nirman Dal Bharatiya Aamjan Party(Vivekanand) Manav Awaz Party
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    No.23 / LET / ECI /FUNC/ERD- ER/2018 Dated: 2nd January ,2019 To, The Chief Electoral Officers of all States/UTs Subject: Special Summary Revision of electoral rolls w.r.t. 01.01.2019 as the qualifying date - Running of campaign "Voter Verification & information Programme (VVIP)"-regarding. Sir/Madam, With meticulous and broad planning, the on-going revision process has entered into the final phase in all States/UTs (except Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana where SSR, 2019 has started recently) after successful completion of pre-revision activities like 100% house to house verification by BLOs to collect information about un-enrolled eligible citizens, prospective voters, multiple entries/dead electors/permanently shifted electors and correction in ER entries, rationalisation of polling stations and formation of sections etc. ln order to ensure the purity and fidelity of electoral rolls, all the States/UTs have recently been asked to conduct BLO-BLAs meeting so as to find out the gaps in registration and assess the quality of roll to strategies for bridging such gaps in the continuous updation period after final publication. 2. Further, the CEOs have also been directed to write to recognized political parties immediately, intimating them regarding the steps being taken by the Commission and appealing them to appoint BLAs for each polling station to take part in the BLO/BLA meetings. 3. ln view of the impending general election to the House of People, 2019, it is proposed to run an intensive campaign appealing to the citizens and political parties in the States/UTs to search and verify their names in the electoral rolls to be sure that their names find place in electoral rolls as one would be able to exercise his right to vote elections only if he is enrolled in the existing electoral roll................ Download file to read the complete instruction
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    No. 181/6/2018 Dated: 5th February, 2019 CIRCULAR Sub: Filling up of one (01) post of Library and Information Officer in Level 11 [Rs.67, 700-208700] of the Pay Matrix (PB-3, Rs.15600-39100/- with corresponding Grade Pay of Rs.6600/-) in the Secretariat of the Election Commission of India. It is proposed to fill up one post of Library and Information Officer in Level 11 [Rs.67, 700-208700] of the Pay Matrix (PB-3, Rs.15600-39100/- with corresponding Grade Pay of Rs.6600/-) in the Secretariat of the Election Commission of India, New Delhi on deputation basis. 2. Officers under the Central Government or State Government or Union territories: (a) Holding analogous post on regular basis in the parent cadre/department; or With seven years regular service in post in Level 7 of the Pay Matrix (Pay Band-2 Rs.9300-34800/- with corresponding Grade Pay of Rs.4600/-) or equivalent and (b) possessing the educational qualification and experience as below: - Masters Degree in Library Science or Library Information Science of a recognized University or Institute; Five years’ professional experience in a Library under Central/State Government/ Autonomous or Statutory organization/PSU/University or recognized Research or Educational Institution. Desirable: - One year experience of computerizing Library activities in a Library under Central/State Government/ Autonomous or Statutory organization/PSU/University or recognized Research or Educational Institution. One year Professional experience in the specific areas of activities of the Department/Ministry viz. Technical or scientific, if any, to be specified at the time of framing RRs Diploma in Computer Applications from a recognized University/ Institution Note: The maximum age limit for appointment by deputation shall not exceed 56 years as on closing date for receipt of applications. 3. The period of deputation including period of deputation in another ex-cadre post held immediately preceding this appointment in the Election Commission of India or some other organization/ department of the Central Govt. shall not ordinarily exceed three years. 4. The applications, in duplicate, in the enclosed proforma, along with the complete and up-dated C.R. dossier for the last 5 years of the officials who could be spared in the event of his/her selection, may be forwarded to the Principal Secretary (Admin.), Election Commission of India, Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-01 on or before 21.03.2019. Applications received after the last date or otherwise found incomplete will not be considered. 5. Pay of the Official selected on deputation will be regulated under the provisions contained in the Deptt. of Personnel and Training O.M. NO.6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay-II) dated 17.06.2010 as amended from time to time. 6. If anyone is selected from a higher Scale/pay his or her pay shall be protected by the Commission. 7. The official applying for the post will not be allowed to withdraw their nomination subsequently.
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    My Vote Matters Edition-1 January, 2019 (Hindi)
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    My Vote Matters Edition-1 January, 2019 (English)
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    ECI/PN/18/2019 Dated: 18th February, 2019 PRESS NOTE Subject: Biennial Election to the Legislative Councils of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana by the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) – reg. The term of five members each of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council and Telangana Legislative Council elected by the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) is expiring on 29th March, 2019, details are given as under: S.No. Name of the Member Date of Retirement ANDHRA PRADESH 1. Ponguru Narayana 29th March, 2019 2. Lakshmi Siva Kumari Anguri 3. Pamidi Samanthakamani 4. Ramakrishnudu Yanamala 5. Appa Rao Adireddy TELANGANA 6. Ponguleti Sudhakar Reddy 29th March, 2019 7. Mohd. Ali Shabbir 8. Thiruvaragarm Santosh Kumar 9. Mohmmed Saleem 10. Mohd. Mahmood Ali Now, the Commission has decided to hold Biennial Election to the Legislative Councils of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana by the members of respective Legislative Assemblies in accordance with the following schedule: S. No. Event Days and Date 1. Issue of Notification 21st February, 2019 (Thursday) 2. Last date of making nominations 28th February, 2019 (Thursday) 3. Scrutiny of nominations 1st March, 2019 (Friday) 4. Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 5th March, 2019 (Tuesday) 5. Date of poll 12th March, 2019 (Tuesday) 6. Hours of poll 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. 7. Counting of Votes 12th March, 2019 (Tuesday) at 5.00 p.m. 8. Date before which election shall be completed 15th March, 2019 (Friday)
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    Letter no. 76/Instructions/2018/EEPS dated 30.11.2018 regarding Clarification - Revision of threshold Election Expenditure/Donation through cash transaction in a single day by the candidates/political parties above Rs. 10,000/- by Cheque, DD, RTGS/NEFT or other electronic mode etc. The Commission's letter of even number dated 12th November, 2018 regarding incurring of election expenditure by the candidate(s) and political parties exceeding Rs. 10,000/- (Ten Thousand) by crossed account payee cheque, or draft, or by RTGS/NEFT or any other electronic mode linked with the bank account opened by the candidates for election purpose. A clarification has been sought as to whether this amount can be incurred by the candidate(s)/parties in a single day or multiple days or during the entire election process to/from a single person/entity or multiple persons/entities. 2. In partial modification of the Commission's earlier Letter dated 12th November, 2018, it is hereby stated that expenditure exceeding Rs. 10,000/- (Ten Thousand) in connection with an election, consisting of a- single transaction or an aggregate of transactions, entered into with a single person/entity during the entire poll period shall not be incurred by a candidate/political party unless the payment in respect to the same is made by way of an account payee cheque or draft on a bank or account payee bank draft or by RTGS/NEFT or any other electronic. mode linked to the bank account of the candidate. 3. Further it is stated that in respect of donations/contributions in cash received by the candidates from a single entity/person in a single or multiple transactions shall not exceed to Rs. 10,000/-' However, in the case of political parties the receipt from donations/contributions shall continue to be governed by the existing provisions of Section 29C of the R. P. Act, 1951. 4. You are requested to bring the above mentioned clarification to the notice of the Returning Officers, Expenditure Observers, Political Parties, Candidates and all other stakeholders.
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    Compendium of Instructions on Election Expenditure Monitoring (February, 2019) The instructions contained herewith are to be followed by all concerned in following General Elections to Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies/Bye-Elections, 2019.
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    Annual Audit Report of AJSU Party for Financial Year 2017-2018 Name of the Party: AJSU Party Name of the State (Having the headquarters /postal address of the state recognized parties: Jharkhand Date of filing: Tuesday 05 February 2019 Total expenditure shown (in Rs.): 2093737 Total Receipt shown (in Rs.): 2852928
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    Reference Case No.6(P) of 2018 –Disqualification of Shri A. Anwhar Raajhaa, Member of Parliament from the Ramanathapuram Constituency in Tamil Nadu for Holding ‘Office of Profit’ under Article 103 of the Constitution of India - Commission’s Opinion dated 29.11.2018 and Hon’ble President Of India Order dated 07.02.2019.
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    No. ECI/PN/17/2019 Dated: 15th February, 2019 Press Note Subject : Shri Sushil Chandra takes over as new Election Commissioner Shri Sushil Chandra has assumed charge as the new Election Commissioner (EC) of India today on 15th of February 2019 and joins the Commission with Chief Election Commissioner Shri Sunil Arora and Election Commissioner Shri Ashok Lavasa. Sh. Sushil Chandra assuming charge as the new Election Commissioner of India Born on 15th May 1957 Shri Chandra is a 1980 batch Indian Revenue Service Officer. In the IRS service Shri Chandra has rendered his service in various States viz; Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Gujarat and Maharashtra. Acquiring his academic proficiency from Roorkee University and LL.B. from D.A.V. College, Dehradun, Shri Chandra has worked extensively in the areas of International Taxation and Investigation at various places. Shri Chandra brings rich experience from his position of Director of Investigation, Mumbai and Director General (Investigation), Gujarat. Besides this, he has undergone various training programmes at Singapore, IIM Bangalore & Wharton. Prior to joining ECI Shri Chandra held the office of Chairman in Central Board of Direct Taxes, Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, and Government of India and was also Member (Investigation), C.B.D.T.
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    No.23/LET/ECI/FUNC/ERD-ER/2019 Dated: 14 February, 2019 To The Chief Electoral Officers of All States and Union Territories, Subject: Preparation of electoral rolls for conduct of poll – Integration, carrying out corrections and printing –regarding. Reference:- 1. Letter No 23/1/2013-ERS dated 11.12.2013 2. Letter No 23/1/2013-ERS dated 23.09.2015 3. LetterNo23/LET/ECI/FUNC/ERD-ER/2018 dated 07.09. 2018 4. LetterNo 23/LET/ECI/FUNC/ERD/ER/2018-II dated 25.09.2018. Madam/Sir, I am directed to state that the final publication of electoral roll revised with reference to 01.01.2019 as qualifying date has already been done in all states/UTs (except Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana, where the final publication is due on 22.02.2019) and currently, the period of continuous updation is going on. As already instructed, all the forms received from eligible applicants, after the last date of filing claims and objections and kept pending during revision period, shall be taken up for disposal by the EROs concerned. 2. In this connection, I am to reiterate the Commission’s directions on additions / deletions/ modifications, integration, printing and sharing of electoral rolls at the time of elections as contained in letters dated 11.12.2013 and 23.09.2015, mentioned above. 3(a) After final publication of rolls, no suo-moto deletion shall be done in an election year.Deletion can be done only on the basis of Form 7 or on the basis of a request of deletion made by the concerned elector in declaration part of Form 6. If any deletion has to be made in the electoral rolls after the final publication of rolls, i.e. during the period of continuous updation, the ERO shall consult the DEO before making any such deletion. The DEO shall monitor all additions, deletions and corrections from the date of final publication of electoral rolls onwards. In case deletions required in any Assembly Constituency are more than 0.1% of the number of electors in the said constituency in the finally published rolls, the DEO shall take the approval of the CEO before allowing such deletions by the ERO. b) After the announcement of elections, no deletion or correction of entries in the electoral rolls shall be done by the ERO either suomoto or on the basis of forms received.Forms 7, 8, 8A received till the date of announcement of election will be taken.... Download file to view the complete instruction
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    The applications of the 27 registered un-recognized political parties for concession in the allotment of a common symbol to their candidates being set up at the forthcoming General Election to the House of the People, 2019, under the provisions of Para 10B of the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968, have been accepted by the Commission.
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    Commission's Order dated 08.02.2019 in the matter seeking cancellation of registration of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party-reg. Petition under section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, seeking cancellation of registration of Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party- Smt. Zeneisilie Ate Loucii complainant and Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party
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    The application of the following 2 (two) registered un-recognized political parties for concession in the allotment of a common symbol to its candidates being set up at the forthcoming General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, 2019,under the provisions of Para 1OB of the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968,has been accepted by the Commission. Sl. No. Name of the Party Name of Election(s) No. of Assembly constituencies Common Symbol allotted. 1. Aihra National Party Legislative Assembly of Andhra Pradesh, 2019. In all 175 Assembly Constituencies in the State of Andhra Pradesh. Chapati Roller 2. Kruppa Party Legislative Assembly of Odisha, 2019. In all 147 Assembly Constituencies in the State of Odisha. Chappals
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    ICT workshop for General Elections 2019

    Election Commission of India to use the suite of ICT applications and new mobile applications in all States and UTs during the General Elections to Lok Sabha of 2019
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    Submission of Contribution Report for Rashtriya Lok Samta Party for Financial Year 2016-2017 Name of the Party: Rashtriya Lok Samta Party Name of the State (Having the headquarters /postal address of the state recognized parties: BIHAR Date of filing: Friday 18 January 2019 Total contribution shown (in Rs.): 2497650
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    Every citizen can lodge a complaint through the Mobile App. Flying Squads investigate the matter and the Returning Officer takes the decision. The status of cVIGIL is shared with the cVIGIL complainant within 100 minutes. The manual is meant for citizens, Chief Electoral Officers, District Election Officers, Returning Officers, FLying Squads, Observer and Election Commission of India Officials. The latest updates are, however, available at ECI TECH SUPPORT.
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    No.485/Comp/ICT/Laptop/2019 Dated: 09.02.2019 NOTICE INVITING TENDER Sealed tenders are invited on behalf of Election Commission of India for supply of laptops on rental basis from the authorized dealers on L1 basis. The rates shall be quoted in prescribed format enclosed with the tender notice. 2. The interested agencies are advised to quote their rates in sealed envelopes super scribing “Tender for supply of laptops on rental basis to the Election Commission of India”. 3. The interested dealers/firms may submit the tender documents complete in all respects along with other requisite documents by 12.02.2019 before 2.00 PM to the Section Officer (ICT Section), Election Commission of India, NirvachanSadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001. The sealed tender can also be submitted in the R & I Section located at the ground floor of the NirvachanSadan building. Late/delayed tender shall not be accepted after due date and time of submission of tender. The Election Commission of India will not be responsible for the postal loss/delay. 4. The Tender shall be opened on the scheduled date and time on 12.02.2019 at 2.30 PM in Room No 201, NirvachanSadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi, by the Committee appointed for the purpose by the Commission in the presence of the representatives of the tenderes, if any, who wish to be present on the spot at that time. 5. Election Commission of India reserves the right to accept or reject in part or in full any or all the tenders at any stage without assigning any reason thereof. 6. The supply of laptops to be done within 2 days of the receipt of the Purchase order as per Annexure-A. If the firm fails to supply the laptops within the prescribed time as per specification and rate approved, it would be liable to face the penalty as imposed by the competent authority. 7. The supply of laptops is to be done in all respect as per Annexure-A. The tenderers can submit the bid either directly or through their authorized representative. In case, the tender is submitted by the authorized representative of the tenderer, then the tender shall be signed and submitted by authorized representative under legal power of attorney from the tenderer. 8. The cost of tender is ‘NIL’. The tender documents are not transferable. 9. In case of any dispute, the decision of the Election Commission of India will be final and binding. 10. The payment will be released by Public Financial Management System on production of original bill only after completion of the work.
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    ECI/PN/16/2019 Dated: 08.02.2019 PRESS NOTE Subject: Election Commission of India launches Voter Verification and Information Programme (VVIP) for upcoming General Elections 2019 The Election Commission of India has launched a Voter Verification and Information Programme (VVIP) for citizens for verifications of their names, new registrations, changes in the voter details and corrections in the Voter Id Cards for the upcoming General Elections 2019. ECI has enabled various channels for this VVIP programme. ECI has also set up Contact centers in all districts across India. The Voter Helpline number is 1950 . The Contact Centres are equipped with latest information and telecom infrastructure to help the callers. The VVIP Programme was launched during the 2-day intensive Training-cum-Workshop on the use of Information & Communication Technology for the conduct of General Elections 2019. The Training-cum-Workshop was attended by Additional Chief Electoral Officers, Incharge of IT, Nodal Officers, State Level Master Trainers and technical resource persons from all States and Union Territories. Speaking on the occasion Election Commissioner, Sh. Ashok Lavasa said that the strength of technology is to make it easy for use by all. He exhorted those attending the workshop to imbibe and in turn explain extensively to all. Sh. Lavasa reminded the participants that the central theme of ECI's endeavours are to make Elections more inclusive. With the use of Apps, prompt responses should be ensured as citizens demand a better quality of services. Chief Election Commissioner, Sh. Sunil Arora said that technology is indeed a major game changer. The purpose at training workshops should be to listen, learn, absorb and apply. He pointed out that little time is now left before elections and intense consolidation of all learning should be ensured to actually facilitate the voter. One of the important applications for which training was imparted to all States and UTs was cVIGIL . cVIGIL App provides time-stamped, evidence based proof of the Model Code of Conduct / Expenditure Violation, having live photo/video with auto location data. Any citizen can lodge a complaint through the Mobile App. Flying Squads then investigate the matter and the Returning Officer takes the decision. The status of cVIGIL can be shared with the cVIGIL complainant within a specified time limit. A CVigil User Manual and the EVM Management System User Manual was released on the occasion. A new Android-based mobile app called ‘Voter Helpline ’ was also launched today. This App provides convenience to all citizens for finding their names in the electoral roll, submitting online forms, checking the status of the application, filing complaints and receiving the reply on their mobile app. All forms, results, candidate affidavits, press notes, voter awareness and important instructions are available through the mobile app. A ‘PwD App’ to enable Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) to request for new registration, change in address, change in particulars and mark themselves as PwD through the use of the mobile application was also launched. By simply entering their contact details, the Booth Level Officer is assigned to provide doorstep facility. PwDs can also request for a wheelchair during polling. Use of the latest technologies by ECI has led to the spread of novel election activities, in addition to enhancing the existing election system. For effective conduct of elections, the ECI has found a way of integrating the use of Smart Technology in the day-to-day processes of elections.
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    List of political parties seeking registration: Apni Party India Ham Log Party Jana Dwani Party Krantikari Shetkari Party Maharashtra Krnati Sena Odisha Loktantra Dal Telugu Praja Patham party
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    Allotment of Common Symbol GE to LAs of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh, 2019, dt05.02.2019
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