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  1. Display of Voter Facilitation Posters(VFPs) at Polling Stations – reg.

    Display of Voter Facilitation Posters(VFPs) at Polling Stations – reg. 
    (Bilingual)

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  2. FAQs on Criminal Antecedents, if any, of a candidate and its publicity in pursuance of Hon’ble Supreme Court Judgement dated 25/09/2018 in (C) No. 536 of 2011 regarding.

    FAQs on Criminal Antecedents, if any, of a candidate and its publicity in pursuance of Hon’ble Supreme Court Judgement dated 25/09/2018 in (C) No. 536 of 2011 regarding. 

    379 downloads

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  3. General Election from 67-Ramgarh Assembly constituency in the state of Rajasthan - Release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme.

    General Election from 67-Ramgarh Assembly constituency in the state of Rajasthan - Release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme.
    राजस्‍थान राज्‍य में 67-रामगढ़ विधान सभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र से साधारण निर्वाचन - सांसद/विधायक स्‍थानीय क्षेत्र विकास योजना के अधीन निधियाँ जारी करना।

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  4. Pre-certification of Political Advertisements in Print Media on the day of poll & one day prior to poll in Haryana & Maharashtra– regarding.

    No. 491/MCMC/2019/Communication                                                   
    Dated: 15th October, 2019
     
    To
          The Chief Electoral Officers of
          Haryana & Maharashtra.
     
    Subject: -    Pre-certification of Political Advertisements in Print Media on the day of poll & one day prior to poll in Haryana & Maharashtra– regarding.
     
    Sir, 
     I am directed to state that instances of advertisements of offending and misleading nature published in print media have been brought to the notice of the Commission in the past. Such advertisements in the last stage of the election vitiate the entire election process. The affected candidates and parties will not have any opportunity of providing clarification/rebuttal in such cases.
     2. In order to ensure that such instances are not repeated, and no untoward incident takes place because of any inflammatory, misleading or hate advertisements, the Commission, in exercise of its powers under Article 324 of the Constitution, and all other powers enabling it in this behalf, hereby directs that no Political Party or Candidate or any other Organization or Person shall publish any Advertisement in the print media on poll day and one day prior to poll day i.e. 20th and 21st October, 2019, unless the contents of the Advertisement proposed to be published by the Political Parties, Candidates etc. are got Pre-certified by them from the MCMC Committee at the State/District level, as the case may be, in your State.   
     3. It is further directed that in order to facilitate the process of pre-certification of the newspaper advertisements and as instructed above, MCMC at State/district level be immediately alerted and activated in order to examine and pre-certify all such advertisements received from the political parties and candidates and others.  It should also be ensured that the decision by MCMC is made expeditiously.
    4. The above direction of the Commission may be brought to the notice of Presidents of all political parties, contesting candidates and Newspapers in the State and also given wide publicity to all Media of Mass Communication for general information and strict compliance.
    5. These directions shall come into force immediately.
     6. A copy of the instruction issued in this behalf may be endorsed to the Commission urgently.

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  5. MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT - NOTICE TO SHRI K CHANDRASHEKHAR RAO, STAR CAMPAIGNER, TELANGANA RASHTRA SAMITHI, TELANGANA

    No.437 /TEL-HP /2019        Dated: 9th  April,2019
    NOTICE
    Whereas, the General Election to the House of People, 2019 has been announced by the Election Commission of India on 10th March, 2019, vide its press release no. ECI/PN/23/2019, dated 10th March, 2019 and the provisions of Model Code of Conduct have come into force from that date as made clear in para- 32 of the said press release; and
    Whereas, the Commission has called upon all the political parties, candidates and the Union/State Govts. and UT Administrators to strictly adhere to the Model Code of Conduct vide para-32 of the said press release; and
    Whereas, sub- para (1) of para 1 of the Model Code of Conduct, provides, inter alia, that no party or candidate shall indulge in any activity which may aggravate existing differences or create mutual hatred or case tension between different castes and communities, religious or linguistic; and sub- para (3) of para 1, inter alia, prohibits appeal to communal feelings for securing votes; and
    Whereas, the Commission has received a complaint from Sh. M Rama Raju, State President, Viswa Hindu Parishad wherein the complainant has stated that you have tried to secure votes by passing derogatory remarks "EE HINDU GAALU......BONDU GAALU......DIKKUMALINA.......DARIDRAPU GAALU" and DESHAM LO AGGI PETALE, GATTAR LEVALE" against Hindus while addressing an election rally at Karimnagar on 17.03.2019; and
    Whereas, the Commission has obtained English version of the speech delivered on 17.03.2019 and factual report from the Chief Electoral Officer, Telangana and the Commission has examined the English version of the speech; and Whereas, the Commission, is prima facie, of the opinion that by making the aforesaid statement which has the potential of disturbing harmony and aggravating the existing differences between social and religious communities, and appealing to communal feelings, you have violated the above said provisions of the Model Code of Conduct.
    Now, therefore, the Commission gives you an opportunity to submit explanation, if any in this regard on or before 5 P.M. of 12th April, 2019, failing which the Election Commission shall take a decision without any further reference to you.

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  6. Commission's Notice to Sh. Govind Singh Rajput, Transport and Revenue Minister Govt. Madhya Pradesh

    Commission's Notice to
    Sh. Govind Singh Rajput,
    Transport and Revenue Minister
    Govt. Madhya Pradesh

    333 downloads

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  7. Engagement of Legal Researchers-regarding

    Engagement of Legal Researchers-regarding
     
    NOTICE
    A Circular regarding engagement of Legal Researchers was placed on the website of the Commission on 08.09.2018.
    Subsequently a Written Examination was conducted on 26.09.2018 at the premises of the Commission i.e. Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001.
                However, in view of the grievance expressed by many candidates about scheduling the test at short notice, some of them for not getting chance to appear in the said written test, the Commission has decided to call off the said process including the exam held on 26.09.2018 and decided to hold a fresh examination of all the eligible candidates whose applications were received upto the last date i.e. 11.00 AM on 24.09.2018.
                The examination would be conducted on 25.11.2018 (Sunday) at N. P. Bengali Girls Senior Secondary School, Gole Market, New Delhi and N. P. Girls Senior Secondary School, Gole Market, New Delhi from 10.00 A.M. onwards.
                A Roll No. wise list of candidates in both the categories i.e. ‘Fresh’ and ‘Experienced’ will be put on the website on or before 19.11.2018 at 05.00 P.M.
            

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  8. Eros Now Web series on PM Modi - stay on streaming-reg.

    Eros Now Web series on PM Modi - stay on streaming-reg.

    324 downloads

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  9. Bye Election to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2019. Commission's Direction regarding transmission of postal ballot papers for service voters electronically.

    Bye-Election to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2019. Commission's
    Direction regarding transmission of postal ballot papers for service voters electronically-ETPBs regarding.

    323 downloads

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  10. 2nd Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls in Jharkhand w.r.t. 01.01.2019 as qualifying date - Programme - regarding.

    No.23/2019-ERS-II
              Dated:  27th August, 2019
    To,
                The Chief Electoral Officer,           
                Jharkhand, 
                Ranchi.
     Subject: - 2nd Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls w.r.t. 01.01.2019 as qualifying date - Programme - regarding.
    Sir,
    I am directed to state that the Commission, taking all aspects into consideration especially the impending general election to the Legislative Assembly in the State and with a view to providing further opportunity to un-enrolled eligible persons to get their names registered in the electoral roll so that they are not deprived of voting in election and to improve the health of the electoral roll at the same time, has directed to undertake 2nd Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls w.r.t. 01.01.2019 as qualifying date in the State of Jharkhand as per the schedule below as proposed by the CEO, Jharkhand vide letter No 02/नि0म0सू0-01-15/2019/5558, dated 13.08.2019:-
    Sl.No.
    Revision Activities
    Date/Period
    1.
    Publication of draft electoral roll
    On 02.09.2019(Monday)
    2.
    Period for filing claims & objections
    From 02.09.2019(Monday) to
    17.09.2019(Tuesday)
    3.
    Special Campaign Dates
    08.09.2019 (Sunday) &
    15.09.2019 (Sunday)
     
    4.
    Disposal of claims and objections
    By 27.09.2019 (Friday)
     
    5.
     
    ·Super-checking by Dy. DEO/DEO/ Roll Observer/CEO
    ·Updating database and printing of supplements
    By 04.10.2019(Friday)
    6.
    Final publication of electoral roll
    On 12.10.2019 (Saturday)
     
     

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  11. Violation of Modal Code of Conduct by Shri Jitubhai Vaghani, Gujarat State President BJP

    Violation of Modal Code of Conduct by Shri Jitubhai Vaghani, Gujarat State President BJP

    297 downloads

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  12. Application of Model Code of Conduct - General Election from 96 - Patkura Assembly Constituency of the State Legislative Assembly of Odisha and 8-Vellore Parliamentary Constituency of Tamil Nadu - reg.

    Application of Model Code of Conduct - General Election from 96 - Patkura Assembly Constituency of the State Legislative Assembly of Odisha and 8-Vellore Parliamentary Constituency of Tamil Nadu - reg.

    294 downloads

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  13. Commission’s letter to Shri Karan Avtar Singh, Chief Secretary, Govt. of Punjab

    Non compliance of the Order of the Election Commission regarding Sh. Kunwar Vijay Pratap Singh, IPS

    280 downloads

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  14. 2nd Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls w.r.t. 01.01.2019 as qualifying date - Programme - regarding.

    ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
    NIRVACHAN SADAN, ASHOKA ROAD, NEW DELHI -110001
    No.23/LET/ECI/FUNC/ERD-ER/2019
    Dated: 11th July, 2019
    To
         The Chief Electoral Officers of
    Haryana, Chandigarh, and Maharashtra, Mumbai.  Subject: -2ndSpecial Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls w.r.t. 01.01.2019 as qualifying date - Programme - regarding.
    Sir/Madam,
    I am directed to state that the Commission, taking all aspects into consideration especially the impending general election to the Legislative Assembly in the States and with a view to providing further opportunity to un-enrolled eligible persons to get their names registered in the electoral roll so that they are not deprived of voting in elections and to improve the health of the electoral roll at the same time, has directed to undertake 2nd Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls w.r.t. 01.01.2019 as qualifying date in the poll going States, namely Haryana and Maharashtra as per the schedule below:-
    Sl.No.
    Revision Activities
    Date/Period
    1.
     Publication of Integrated draft electoral roll
    On 15.07.2019(Monday)
    2.
     Period for filing claims & objections
    From 15.07.2019(Monday) to
    30.07.2019(Tuesday)
    3.
     Special Campaign Dates
    20.07.2019 (Saturday) &
    21.07.2019 (Sunday) 
    27.07.2019 (Saturday) &
    28.07.2019 (Sunday) 
    4.
     Verification by Supervisors/AERO/ERO
    By 05.08.2019 (Monday)
    5.
     Disposal of claims and objections
    By 13.08.2019 (Tuesday) 
    6.
     
     Super-checking by Dy. DEO/DEO/ Roll Observer/CEO
     Updating database and printing of supplements
    By 16.08.2019(Friday)
    7.
     Final publication of electoral roll
    On 19.08.2019 (Monday) 

    278 downloads

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  15. Commission's Notice to Shri. Omkar Singh Markam,Minister Govt of Madhya Pradesh-reg.

    Commission's Notice to
    Shri. Omkar Singh Markam,
    Minister Govt of Madhya Pradesh-reg.

    278 downloads

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  16. National Media Award for best campaign on Voters' Education and Awareness-2018 (Memorandum)

    National Media Award for best campaign on Voters' Education and Awareness-2018 (Memorandum) 

    274 downloads

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  17. Schedule of Adjourned Poll from 67-Ramgarh AC in the State of Rajasthan

    NOTIFICATION
     
                  No. 492/RJ-LA/2018: - Whereas, for the purpose of holding of General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Rajasthan, the Governor of Rajasthan had, by Notification issued under section 15 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, (43 of 1951) and published in an Extraordinary issue of the State Gazette dated 12thNovember, 2018, called upon the 67- Ramgarh Assembly Constituency in the Rajasthan State to elect member to the said Legislative Assembly, and
    Whereas, one contesting candidate, namely, Shri Laxman Singh from  67- Ramgarh Assembly Constituency, set up by the Bahujan Samaj Party, a recognized National Party, died on 29th November 2018; and
    Whereas, in consequence thereof and in accordance with the provisions of sub-section (1) (c) of section 52 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, the Returning Officer for the said constituency adjourned the poll to a date to be notified later, and reported the fact to the Election Commission;
           Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 52 read with section 30 and section 56 of the said Act, the Election Commission of India, hereby-
           (A)   Appoints, with respect to the said election from 67-Ramgarh Assembly Constituency: -
                 
      a)     Last date for filing nomination by the candidate sponsored by the Bahujan Samaj Party only, in pursuance of Commission’s Notice number 492/RJ-LA/2018, dated 3rd January, 2019.
     
     
    10th January, 2019
                (Thursday)
     
    b)    Date for scrutiny of nomination of the candidate sponsored by the Bahujan Samaj Party only, in pursuance of Commission’s Notice number 492/RJ-LA/2018, Dated 3rd January, 2019.
     
     
    11th January, 2019
                (Friday)
     
    c)     Last date for withdrawal of candidature by the candidate Sponsored by the Bahujan Samaj Party only, in pursuance of Commission’s Notice number 492/RJ-LA/2018, Dated 3rd January, 2019.
     
     
     
     
    14th January, 2019
                (Monday)
     
               d)     Date on which a poll shall be taken
     
    28th January, 2019
            (Monday)
                e)     Date before which the election shall be completed
     
       2nd February, 2019
         (Saturday)
     
     
    (        B)  Fixes the hours from 8:00 AM. To 5:00 P.M., as the hours during which the poll shall be taken on the date specified in para (A) for the above said election.
     

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  18. Security Plan and Force deployment to ensure free, fair and peacefull conduct of elections to Lok Sabha and State Assemblies.

    Security Plan and Force deployment to ensure free, fair and peacefull conduct of elections to Lok Sabha and State Assemblies.
     

    263 downloads

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  19. General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies-2017 : Setting up of ‘Voter Assistance Booths’ (VAB) at polling stations – reg.

    General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies-2017 : Setting up of ‘Voter Assistance Booths’ (VAB) at polling stations – reg. 
    (Bilingual)

    262 downloads

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  20. Application of Model Code of Conduct - Bye Election (Gujarat)

    Bye-election to fill casual vacancies in the state Legislative Assembly of Gujarat - instructions on enforcement of Model code of conduct-
    regarding.

    253 downloads

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  21. Know Your EVM and VVPAT

    Know Your EVM and VVPAT 
    (Bilingual)

    250 downloads

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  22. Bye Elections - Instructions regarding release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme.

    Bye-election to fill casual vacancies in State Legislative Assemblies of Uttarakhand and West Bengal - Instructions regarding release of funds under MPs'/MLAs' Local Area Development Scheme.

    237 downloads

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  23. Postal ballot voting facility for senior citizens and PWDs who wish to vote through postal ballot-- Commission's Notification-regarding

    Postal ballot voting facility for senior citizens and PWDs who wish to vote through postal ballot-- Commission's Notification regarding

    234 downloads

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  24. National Electoral Rolls Purification and authentication Programme (NERPAP)-Collection of Aadhaar Number from the applicant-regarding

    National Electoral Rolls Purification and authentication Programme (NERPAP)-Collection of Aadhaar Number from the applicant-regarding
    (bilingual)

    223 downloads

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  25. Pre-certification of Political Advertisements in Print Media on the day of poll & one day prior to poll in Chhattisgarh– regarding.

    Pre-certification of Political Advertisements in Print Media on the day of poll & one day prior to poll in Chhattisgarh– regarding.
     

    213 downloads

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