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  1. Commission's Order dated 15.04.2019 to Ms Mayawati and Shri Yogi Adityanath along with letter to all Chief Electoral Officers

    Commission's order to
    Ms. Mayawati, 
    National President, Bahujan Samaj Party
      Sh. Yogi Adityanath,
    Chief Minister, Govt. of Uttar Pradesh Commission's letter to  
    Chief Electoral Officers of All the States and the Union Territories.
     

    1,831 downloads

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  2. General Election to Lok Sabha, 2019-Notification by Ministry of Law and Justice for Seventh Phase of election

    General Election to Lok Sabah, 2019- Notification issued by Ministry of Law and Justice for Seventh Phase of election.

    1,811 downloads

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  3. Commission's Notice to Ms Mayawati dated 11.04.2019

    Commission's Notice to
    Ms Mayawati 
    Bahujan Samaj Party

    1,738 downloads

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  4. Commission's Order dated 29.09.2019 regarding application of Shri Prem Singh Tamang under Section 11 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951

    Commission's Order dated 29.09.2019 regarding application of Shri Prem Singh Tamang under Section 11 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951

    1,647 downloads

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  5. Memorandum submitted by 22 Political Parties regarding process to be followed for counting of VVPAT Slips in General Elections-2019 reg.

    Memorandum submitted by 22 Political Parties regarding process to be followed for counting of VVPAT Slips in General Elections-2019 reg.

    1,638 downloads

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  6. GENERAL ELECTION TO LOK SABHA, 2019 - NOTIFICATION FOR PHASE-2 BY M/o LAW & JUSTICE

    GENERAL ELECTION TO LOK SABHA, 2019 - NOTIFICATION FOR PHASE-2 BY M/o LAW & JUSTICE

    1,635 downloads

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  7. Commission's Notice dated 02.05.2019 to Shri Yogi Adityanath.

    Commission's Notice to
    Shri Yogi Adityanath
    Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.

    1,616 downloads

    Submitted

  8. Commission's Notice dated 29th April, 2019 to Shri Giriraj Singh, Leader of Bharatiya Janata Party

    Commission's Notice to
    Shri Giriraj Singh,
    Leader of Bharatiya Janata Party

    1,598 downloads

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  9. Commission's order dated 29.04.2019 issued to Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi.

    Commission's order to
    Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi,
    Minister for Women and Child Development, Govt. of India
     

    1,508 downloads

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  10. Provisions of Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951- prohibition of election campaign activities through public meetings, processions, etc.

    Section 126 of the RP Act, 1951 prohibits election campaign activities through public meetings, processions, etc, and displaying of election matter by means of television and similar apparatus. The purpose sought to be served by this prohibition is to provide a period of tranquil (silence period) for the electors before the voting day.

    1,506 downloads

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  11. Complaint for using party's name in the polling ballots

    Complaint for using party's name in the polling ballots

    1,444 downloads

    Submitted

  12. General Election to Lok Sabha, 2019- Star Campaigner of Congress State of MP-reg.

    General Election to Lok Sabha, 2019- Star Campaigner of Congress State of MP-reg.

    1,375 downloads

    Submitted

  13. GE to Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly, 2018 - Letter to INC on their complaint dated 04.12.2018 - regarding.

    GE to Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly, 2018 - Letter to INC on their complaint dated 04.12.2018 - regarding.

    1,371 downloads

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  14. Commission's Notice dated 16.04.2019 to Shri Azam Khan, Leader of Samajwadi Party

    Commission's Notice dated 16.04.2019 to Shri Azam Khan, Leader of Samajwadi Party

    1,368 downloads

    Submitted

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  16. Commission's Notice dated 03.05.2019 to Dr. Mahesh Sharma

    Commission’s Notice to
    Dr. Mahesh Sharma,
    Minister of State (IC) of Culture,
    Govt. of India

    1,331 downloads

    Submitted

  17. Prohibition on campaign etc from 10pm on 16.5.19 till the conclusion of poll on 19.5.2019 in nine PCs of phase 7 in West Bengal

    Prohibition on campaign etc from 10pm on 16.5.19 till the conclusion of poll on 19.5.2019 in nine PCs of phase 7 in West Bengal

    1,327 downloads

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  18. Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls w.r.t. 01.01.2020 as the qualifying date - Elector Verification Programme - regarding.

    By e-mail/Speed Post
    ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
    NIRVACHAN SADAN, ASHOKA ROAD, NEW DELHI -110001
    No.23/2019-ERS (Vol. III)
    Dated: 31stJuly, 2019
    To
                The Chief Electoral Officers of all States & UTs
                (except Haryana, Jharkhand and Maharashtra)
     
    Subject: -        Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls w.r.t. 01.01.2020 as qualifying date - regarding.
     
    Sir/Madam,
    I am directed to refer to the Commission’s two letters of even no. both dated 25.07.2019 on the subject cited communicating schedule for the SSR of Photo Electoral Rolls w.r.t. 01.01.2020 as qualifying date and detailed instructions/guidelines for pre-revision and revision activities. As mentioned, the Commission has directed to launch a special Electors Verification Programme (EVP) during the pre-revision period in a campaign mode with the help of comprehensive SVEEP.
    2.         In this connection, a Video Conferencewas conducted by Dr. SandeepSaxena, Sr. DECwith all CEOs (except Maharashtra, Haryana and Jharkhand) on 30.07.2019 in which all active points, expected outcomes and processes were discussed, in detail.
    3.         Based on suggestions received from CEOs,the Commission has decided that the Electors Verification Programme (EVP)will be conducted from 16.08.2019 to 30.09.2019. The Commission has directed that during period 01.08.2019 and 15.08.2019, following activities will be completed:-
    ·         For educating citizens, leaders and other stakeholders, SVEEP plan with appropriate radio jingles, posers etc. will be prepared and it may go live in media at the time of launch.
    ·         DEOs and CEOs may hold meetings with political parties and other stakeholders to brief them about EVP and invite them to extend their full cooperation.
    ·         CSCs and Voter facilitation centreswill be established to give facility for verification to citizens. As per the directives of the Commission contained in letter No. 23/CSC/2019 dated 27thMarch, 2019, CSCs have been approved for empanelment. However, wherein CSCs are not available or any other state specific centres are performing better, CEOs are empowered to consider them along with CSCs to provide similar citizen services. After meetings with CSCs/  othercentres, the reasonable rates and terms conditions will be determined by CEOs, for providing various services to citizens, as already approved by the Commission for CSC. CEOs will ensure that there would be one centre for each villagePanchayat. A list of such identified facilitation centres may be published and displayed on website prominently for better outreach.
    ·         Wherever internet/mobile connectivity is poor orCSCs/facilitation centers/ are not available in sufficient number, CEOs are permitted to use services of volunteersto collect electors information for EVP through registered handheld devices (owned by them or provided by CEO and DEO). CEOs are authorized to do so under intimation to the Commission after due diligence in their selection. However, verification will be done by BLOs only.
    ·         Cascaded training to DEOs, AERO, election officers, BLO supervisors and BLOs may be conducted between 6th to 12th August, 2019 using ACLMT, DLMT and SLMT. SLMTs will be trained by ECI(IT and ER division) between 02.08.2019 to 05.08.2019 through Video Conference.
    ·         District Contact Centresmay be activated by 15.08.2019. The staff at DCC, CSCs and selected volunteers, if any,  would also be given suitable orientation for effective implementation during this period.
    ·         BAG, local authorized, RWA campus ambassadors may be actively involved for sensitization and mobilization activities under EVP. They may be involvedfor collection of information, however, verification will be done by BLOs only.
    ·         For the sake of accuracy (avoiding mistakes on data entry by DEO at ERO office) to the possible extent,information collection and verification etc. may be done digitally. Therefore, tech savvy BLOs may be selected by DEOs and EROs under guidance of CEOs and theymay be used for verification.
     
    4.      It is further directed to undertake identification and appointment of representatives of political parties at state level, district level and AC level and to ensure that political parties appoint BLAs for booth level through NVSP.
    5.      The political party representatives at AC, district and booth level (BLA), will be given “view only” facility on NVSP under their representative login, wherein they would be able to see the programme/information relating to ER activitiessuch as Form 9, 10, 11, 11a, lists of objections and orders passed by ERO, within the period where objections can be raised. This would keep political parties informed will in time.
    6.      The Commission has further directed that names of electors deleted till the date of draft publication shall be conspicuously displayed on websites of CEOs and DEOs and also the concerned elector shall be informed, well in time,  so that he/she may have sufficient time to make appeal, if needs so be.
     
    Yours faithfully
     
    (NARENDRA N. BUTOLIA)
    PRINCIPAL SECRETARY
     
     

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  19. Commission's Notice dated 18.04.2019 to Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

    Commission's Notice dated 18.04.2019 to Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi 

    1,319 downloads

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  20. Application of Model code of conduct - General Election from 67-Ramgarh Assembly constituency in the state of Rajasthan- reg.

    Application of Model code of conduct - General Election from 67-Ramgarh Assembly constituency in the state of Rajasthan- reg.
    आदर्श आचार संहिता लागू होना-राजस्थान राज्य में 67-रामगढ़ विधान सभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र से साधारण निर्वाचन-तत्संबंधी।

    1,297 downloads

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  21. 2nd Special Summary Revision of last part of electoral rolls relating to service voters with reference to 1st January, 2019 as the qualifying date - regarding.

    No.24/2019-ERS (Vol.-II) 
    Dated: 30thAugust, 2019
     
    To,
     Joint Secretary (Estt./ PG) & CVO, 
    Ministry of Defence,
    South Block, New Delhi.   Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India,
    Ministry of Home Affairs, North Block, New Delhi Joint Secretary (Administration)
     Ministry of External Affairs,
     South Block,  New Delhi 110011  The Director, 
    Directorate General Border Roads,                                   
    Seema Sadak Bhawan,                                    
    Ring Road, Delhi Cantonment,                                     
    New Delhi- 110010 The Chief Electoral Officer,                                    
    Jharkhand, Ranchi.  
    Subject:     2nd Special Summary Revision of last part of electoral rolls relating to service voters with reference to 1st January, 2019as the qualifying date - regarding.
    Sir/Madam,
                            I am directed to state that in view of the impending general election to the Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand and in order to maximize the registration of un-enrolled eligible service personnel in last part of electoral rolls, so that after enrollment they can exercise their voting right in the impending general election, the Commission has decided to undertake 2nd Special Summary Revision of last part of electoral rolls in the State of Jharkhand with reference to 1st January, 2019, as the qualifying date, as per the following schedule:-
     Schedule for 2ndSpecial Summary Revision of the last parts of electoral rolls, 2019 in the State of Jharkhand
    S.No.
    Stages of 2ndSpecial Summary Revision
    Date/Period
     
    1
    Draft publication of last parts of electoral rolls
    (Mother roll i.e. as finally published w.r.t. 1st January, 2019 as the qualifying date in recently concluded special summary revision of last part + one or two supplements, as the case may be, of continuous updating period)
     
     On 02.09.2019
    (Monday)
    2
    Period for receiving Forms by the Record Officers/Commanding Officers/Authorities concerned
    -       Verification and scanning of Forms.
    -       Preparation of XML files,
    -       Uploading of XML files along with signed and verified Forms by the Record Officers/Commanding Officers/Authorities concerned.
     
    From 02.09.2019
    (Monday) to 17.09.2019
    (Tuesday)
    3
    Process and Disposal of signed and verified Forms alongwith XML files by EROs
    Returning of incomplete Forms/XML files by EROs concerned.
     
    By 27.09.2019
    (Friday)
    4
    Re-submission of corrected Forms/XML files by Record Officers/Commanding Officers/Authorities
    Final orders by EROs.
     
    By 04.10.2019
    (Friday)
    5
    Final publication of the last parts of the electoral rolls.
     On 12.10.2019
    (Saturday)

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  22. General Advisory to Political Parties - regarding

    General Advisory to Political Parties - regarding.

    1,261 downloads

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  23. Provisions of Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951-reg.

    Section 126 of the RP Act, 1951, inter-alia, prohibits election campaign activities through public meetings, processions, etc, and displaying of election matter by means of television and similar apparatus. The purpose sought to be served by this prohibition is to provide a period of tranquil (silence period) for the electors before the voting day.
    In a multi-phased election, the silence period of last 48 hours may be on in certain constituencies while campaign is ongoing in other constituencies. In such event, there should not be any direct or indirect reference amounting to soliciting support for parties or candidates in the constituencies observing the silence period. During the silence period, star campaigners and other Political Leaders should refrain from addressing the media by way of press conferences and giving interviews on election matters.

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  24. Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rollsw.r.t. 01.01.2020 as the qualifying date - Programme - regarding.

    By e-mail/Speed Post
     
    ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
    NIRVACHAN SADAN, ASHOKA ROAD, NEW DELHI -110001
    No.23/2019-ERS (Vol.-III)
       Dated: 25th July, 2019
    To,
                The Chief Electoral Officers of all States & UTs
                (except Haryana, Jharkhand and Maharashtra)
     
    Subject: -        Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rollsw.r.t. 01.01.2020 as the qualifying date - Programme - regarding.
     
    Sir/Madam,
    I am directed to state that as per existing policy, revision of electoral rolls with reference to 1st January of the coming year as the qualifying date is done in later part of each year in all States/UTs (normally in the last quarter of a year) so that final publication of the electoral rolls could be made in the first week of January of the succeeding year. The revision schedule is prepared in such a manner that the electoral rolls are finally published much before National Voters’ Day (25th January of every year) so that EPICs generated for new electors especially young voters ( 18-19 years)  can be distributed to them in ceremonial manner on the day of NVD . The Commission, taking all aspects into consideration, has directed to undertake Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls of intensive nature w.r.t. 01.01.2020 as qualifying date in all the States/UTs (except Haryana, Jharkhandand Maharashtra) as per the schedule below:-
     
    S.No.
    Activity
     
    Period
     
    Pre- Revision activities
      1.
    Improvement in the health of Electoral Roll in campaign mode:-
    (a.) Removal of DSEs, logical errors, checking of photo quality of elector
    (a.)     Electors Verification Programme (EVP) in a campaign mode with the help of SVEEP. During the programme, the citizens may be encouraged to come forward and authenticate existing elector’s details relating thereto, by giving copy of one of the following documents:-
    1.      Indian Passport
    2.      Driving License, or
    3.      Aadhar
    4.      Ration card
    5.      Any other document as approved by the Commission.
    (c.) The citizens will verify their electoral details through “Voter helpline” mobile app, NVSP portal, by visiting Common Service Centres (CSCs) or submitting a hard copy of filled up forms through BLOs to EROs.
    (d.) Information/details of un-enrolled citizens/dead/shifted electors etc; to be collected through crowd sourcing. The citizens will give the details through abovementioned sources.
     
     
    01.08.2019 (Thursday) to 31.08.2019 (Saturday)
     
     
    2.
    House to house verification by BLOs:-
    a.       H2H verification through BLOs, where BLOs would verify the information/details collected from citizen through crowd sourcing as well as verification of the same.
    b.      BLOs would also collect information/details of un-enrolled/dead/shifted electors.
    01.09.2019( Sunday) to 30.09.2019 (Monday)
    3.
    ·         Recasting of Section/Parts,
    ·         Standardization of addresses
    ·         capturing of GIS location of PS,
    ·         Exploration of Alternate Polling Station Locations and confirmation of AMF.
    ·         Collection of Data/information to be done by BLOs and verification is to be done by AEROs/EROs/DEOs and Roll Observers. Finalisation of  proposed restructuring of section/part boundaries location of polling stations and getting approval of list of polling stations from the Commission thereafter
    ·         Updation of age-cohort wise projected population.
    16.09.2019(Monday) to 15.10.2019(Tuesday)
    RevisionActivities
    4.
    Publication of Integrated draft electoral roll
    15.10.2019(Tuesday)
    5.
    Period for filing claims & objections
    15.10.2019 (Tuesday) to
    30.11.2019(Saturday)
    6.
     
     
    Special campaign dates
     
     
    02.11.2019 (Saturday) &
    03.11.2019 (Sunday)
    09.11.2019 (Saturday) &
    10.11.2019 (Sunday)
    7.
    Disposal of claims and objections
    By 15.12.2019 (Sunday)
    8.
    Checking of health parameters and obtaining Commission’s permission for final publication
    By 25.12.2019(Wednesday)
    9.
    Updating database and printing of supplements
    By 31.12.2019(Tuesday)
    10.
    Final publication of electoral roll
    01.01.2020(Wednesday) to 15.01.2020 (Wednesday) as decided by the Commission.

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  25. Clarification regarding election symbol

    Clarification regarding election symbol.
    Letter to CEO,
    West Bengal

    1,125 downloads

    Submitted

  

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