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Important Instructions

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  1. Important Instructions for Expenditure Observers

    Important Instructions for Expenditure Observers

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  2. Bye-Elections to the House of the People and State Legislative Assemblies, 2020 - Exit Poll - regarding.

    Bye-Elections to the House of the People and State Legislative Assemblies,2020 - Exit Poll - regarding.

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  3. Bye Elections to the House of the people of Bihar and Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Kamataka, M P, Manipur, Nagaland, Odisha, Telangana and UP,2020. - Identifications of electors of polling station

    Bye Elections to the House of the people of Bihar and Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Kamataka, Madhya Pradesh,Manipur, Nagaland, Odisha, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh,2020. - Identifications of electors of polling stations.
    The Election Commission hereby directs that for the Bye-Election, all electors who have been issued EPIC shall produce the EPIC for their identification at the polling station before casting their votes. Those electors who are not able to produce the EPIC shall produce one of the following alternative photo identity documents for establishing their identity: -
    Aadhaar Card, MNREGA Job Card, Passbooks with photograph issued by Bank/Post Office, Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour, Driving License, Pan Card, Smart Card issued by RGI under NPR, Indian Passport, Pension document with photograph, Service Identity Cards with photograph issued to employees by Central/State Govt./PSUs/Public Limited Companies, and Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs.

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  4. Bye Elections to the House of the people of Bihar and Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, lharkhand, Kamataka, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Odisha, Telangana and UP, 2020 - Use of EVM and VVPAT

    Bye Elections to the House of the people of Bihar and Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, lharkhand, Kamataka, Madhya Pradesh,Manipur, Nagaland,Odisha, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh, 2020. - Use of Electronic Voting Machines and VVPAT-reg.

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  5. General Elections to the Legislative Assembly of Bihar - EXIT POLL -regarding.

    In exercise of the powers under sub-Section (1) of Section 126A of the R.P. Act, 1951, the Election Commission, having regard to the provisions of sub-Section (2) of the said Section, hereby notifies the period between 7:00 A.M on 28th October, 2020 (Wednesday) and 6.30 PM on 7th November, 2020 (Saturday),as the period during which conducting any exit poll and publishing or publicizing by means of the print or electronic media or dissemination in any other manner whatsoever, the result of any exit poll in connection with the above mentioned General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of Bihar, shall be prohibited.
    It is further clarified that under Section 126(l)(b) of the R.P. Act, 1951, displaying any election matter including results of any opinion poll or any other poll survey, in any electronic media, would be prohibited during the period of 48 hours ending with the hours fixed for conclusion of poll in the respective polling areas in each phase of the aforesaid General election.

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  6. General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of Bihar, 2020- the Election Commission's Order regarding identification of electors.

    The Election Commission hereby directs that for the General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of Bihar notified/to be notified on 01-10-2020, 09-10-2020 and 13-10- 2020 all electors who have been issued EPIC shall produce the EPIC for their identification at the polling station before casting their votes. Those electors who are not able to produce the EPIC shall produce one of the following alternative photo identity documents for establishing their identity: -
    Aadhaar Card, MNREGA Job Card, Passbooks with photograph issued by Bank/Post Office, Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour, Driving License, Pan Card, Smart Card issued by RGI under NPR, Indian Passport, Pension document with photograph, Service Identity Cards with photograph issued to employees by Central/State Govt./PSUs/Public Limited Companies, and Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs. overseas electors who are registered in the electoral roll under Section 20A of the Representation of the People Act, 1950, based on the particulars in their Indian Passport, shall be identified on the basis of their original passport only (and no other identity document) in the polling station. 

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  8. Bye Elections to the HOP of Bihar & LA of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, M.P, Manipur, Nagaland, Odisha, Telangana & UP, 2020-ETPBS reg.

    Bye Elections to the House of the People of Bihar & Legislative Assemblies of Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Nagaland, Odisha, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh, 2020 .Commission's Direction regarding electronic transmission of postal ballot papers to service voters - regarding.

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  9. Biennial Elections to the Karnataka Legislative Council from 02 Graduates' and 02 Teachers' Constituencies, poll for which is scheduled to be taken on 28th October, 2020 - Election Commission's Order regarding Identification of electors.

    Biennial Elections to the Karnataka Legislative Council from 02 Graduates' and 02 Teachers' Constituencies, poll for which is scheduled to be taken on 28th October, 2020 - Election Commission's Order regarding Identification of electors.

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  10. Biennial Elections to the Bihar Legislative Council from 04 Graduates' and 04 Teachers' Constituencies, poll for which is scheduled to be taken on 22nd October, 2020- Election Commission's Order regarding Identification of electors.

    Biennial Elections to the Bihar Legislative Council from 04 Graduates' and 04 Teachers' Constituencies, poll for which is scheduled to be taken on 22nd October, 2020- Election Commission's Order regarding Identification of electors.

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  11. Optional facility of online data entry of personal details by candidates in Nomination Form and Affidavit (in Form 26 appended to the CE Rules, 1961) -Guidelines (All CEOs) -reg.

    Optional facility of online data entry of personal details by candidates in Nomination Form and Affidavit (in Form 26 appended to the CE Rules, 1961) -Guidelines-reg.

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  12. Optional facility of online data entry of personal details by candidates in Nomination Form and Affidavit (in Form 26 appended to the CE Rules, 1961) -Guidelines (All recognized National/ State Parties) - reg.

    Optional facility of online data entry of personal details by candidates in Nomination Form and Affidavit (in Form 26 appended to the CE Rules, 1961) -Guidelines-reg.
    Guidelines for optional facility for candidates for online data entry of personal details in Nomination Form
    A facility has been provided for the Candidates to make online data entry of their personal details in the nomination form and the affidavit (Form-26) through ECI suvidha portal i.e. suvidha.eci.gov.in. Validation checks at each step of the process will help the candidates to fill the form in proper format and without errors. The facility for online payment of security deposit by the candidates is also available through the same suvidha portal. 
    1. Online data entry in Nomination Form 
    1.1. The facility of Online data entry in nominations form will be available for the Candidates through ECI Suvidha Portal https://suvidha.eci.gov.in 
    Step 1- Registration- The Candidate will have to do the registration and login with the mobile number and OTP. After a successful login, the candidate needs to enter the EPIC number and the relevant details will be auto-fetched from the electoral roll 
    Step 2- Data entry of personal details in the form and affidavit- Candidate then needs to make data entry of his personal details in the nomination form and affidavit online. In case of error or mistake entries, filled in the form, can be edited/corrected, till the finalization of the form by the candidate. 
    Step 3- Selection of preferable dates- After complete details verification, Candidate has to finalize the form and proceed further for selection of 3 preferable dates, by ticking at the same, for physical submission of the form before the Returning Officer. 
    Step 4- Security deposit-Further, the candidate can submit the security deposit online by choosing the available options from net banking. Optionally, the candidate can choose to enter the details of challan or indicate the option to deposit it by cash 
    Step 5- Physical submission of print out of the form filled online-It is to be noted that the form in which the online data entry was made by candidate, will only be treated duly submitted if a printout with QR Code is taken from the system, signed in ink, notarized and delivered by hand, either by the candidate himself or by his proposer between the hours of 11'0 clock in the forenoon and 3'0 clock in the afternoon to the Returning Officer, on the appointed date and place, specified by him. The online Nomination Facility will be closed one day prior to the last date of nomination.

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  13. Commission's Notification under Section 60(c) of the RP Act, 1951 for the purpose of voting through postal ballot for Absentee voters on essential services-regarding.

    Commission's Notification under Section 60(c) of the RP Act, 1951 for the purpose of
    voting through postal ballot for Absentee voters on essential services-regarding.
     

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  14. Broad guidelines of Election Commission of India on Publicity of Criminal Antecedents by Political Parties & Candidates.

    GUIDELINES OF ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA ON PUBLICITY OF CRIMINAL ANTECEDENTS BY POLITICAL PARTIES & CANDIDTES
    In Compliance with Hon’ble Supreme Court’s Decisions in WP (C) No. 784 of 2015 (Lok Prahari Vs. Union of India & Others) and in WP (C) No. 536 of 2011 (Public Interest Foundation & Ors. Vs. UoI & Anr.) and in contempt petition(C) no. 2192 of 2018 in WP(C) no. 536 of 2011 
    August, 2020
     

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  15. Permission for opening of the warehouse for taking out the EVMs & VVPATs, after final disposal of the Election Petition/court case

    Permission for opening of the warehouse for taking out the EVMs & VVPATs, after final disposal of the Election Petition/court case. 

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  16. Clarification on videography at the time of opening and closing of EVM-VVPAT warehouses.

    Clarification on videography at the time of opening and closing of EVM-VVPAT warehouses.

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  17. Election Commission of India’s response to letter dated 29th June, 2020 of Shri Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary, CPI (M)

    Election Commission of India’s response to letter dated 29th June, 2020 of Shri Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary, CPI (M)

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  18. Order dated 13th February, 2020 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Contempt Petition (C) No. 2192 of 2018 in WP (C) No. 536 of 2011- Requirement of publishing details regarding candidates with pending criminal cases- regarding.

    By Speed Post
                                            ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
                                                                                        Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001
    No.3/4/2020/SDR – Vol.III                                                                                                                                                      Dated:  19th March, 2020
    To
                The Chief Electoral Officers of
                 All States and UTs
     
    Subject: -        Order dated 13th February, 2020 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Contempt Petition (C) No. 2192 of 2018 in WP (C) No. 536 of 2011- Requirement of publishing details regarding candidates with pending criminal cases- regarding.
     
    Sir,
                I am directed to refer to the Commission’s letter of even No. dated 06.03.2020, on the above subject and addressed to recognized political parties, a copy of the letter endorsed to CEOs and to say that in pursuance of the directions given by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in its Order dated 13.02.2020, if a political party fails to submit compliance report with the Election Commission, the Election Commission shall bring such non compliance by the political party concerned to the notice of the Supreme Court as being in contempt of the court’s order. Accordingly, the political parties shall publish information regarding candidates with criminal antecedents with the reason for selection of such individuals in Format C-7 within the given time and a compliance report shall be sent in Format C-8 to the Commission within 72 hours of the selection of the candidates.
              The CEOs are requested to obtain information with regard to the individuals with criminal antecedents, selected as candidates by the political parties, in the elections be

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  19. Affidavits filed by candidates with their nomination paper-uploading on website-regarding.

    By speed post/ email
     
    ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
    NirvachanSadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001
    No.3/ER/2020/SDR                                                                            Dated: 19th  March, 2020
    To,
                The Chief Electoral Officer of
                All States and Union Territories
     
    Sub:-    Affidavits filed by candidates with their nomination paper-uploading on website-regarding
     
    Sir/Madam,
                I am directed to state that as per the Commission’s letters no. 3/ER/2011/SDR dated 12th October, 2012 and no. 3/ER/2013/SDR dated 12th July, 2013, the Affidavit in Form 26 appended to the CE Rules, 1961 and counter-affidavit thereupon are uploaded on the CEO’s website within 24 hours of filing the same.
                It has come to the notice of the Commission, that along with the Affidavits, copies of other documents such as Aadhaar card etc.,which have not been prescribed in the Commission’s instructions, are also being uploaded on the website.The Commission has directed that copy of no document, other than the Affidavit, shall be uploaded on the website.
                Kindly acknowledge  receipt.
     
    Yours faithfully,
     
    (N.T.Bhutia)
     Secretary

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  20. Order dated 13th February, 2020 of Hon'ble Supreme Court in Contempt Petition (C) No. 2192 of 2018 in WP(C) No. 536 of 2011 - Requirement of publishing details regarding candidates with pending criminal cases- regarding.

    In pursuance of the directions given by the Hon'ble Supreme Court in its Order dated
    13.02.2020 and in addition to the Commission's earlier instructions dated 10th October, 2018
    and 19th March, 2019, the Commission, after due consideration has directed that all political
    parties, that set up candidates with criminal antecedents, either pending cases or cases of past
    conviction shall scrupulously follow each of the above directions in all future elections to the
    Houses of Parliament and State Legislatures. Information regarding individuals with criminal
    cases, who have been selected as candidates, along with the reasons for such selection, as also
    as to why other individuals without criminal antecedents could not be selected as candidates
    shall be published by the political party in the newspapers, social media platform and website
    of the party in the enclosed Format C-7 within 48 hours of the selection of the candidate
    or not less than two weeks before the first date for filing of nominations, whichever is
    earlier.
    A compliance report in the enclosed Format C-8 shall be sent to the Commission
    within 72 hours of the selection of the candidate.
    It is clarified that failure to abide by the above directions will also be treated as failure
    to follow a lawful direction of the Commission for the purposes of Paragraph-16A of the
    Elections Symbols (Reservation & Allotment) Order, 1968.

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  21. Retention Period of EVMs & VVPATs.

    Retention Period of EVMs & VVPATs.

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  22. Webcasting/CCTV coverage of First Level Checking of EVMs & VVPATs.

    Webcasting/CCTV coverage of First Level Checking of EVMs & VVPATs.

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  23. FLC- Marking of FLC status in EMS using Mobile App.

    FLC- Marking of FLC status in EMS using Mobile App.

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  24. Storage of C & D category EVMs & VVPATs

    Storage of C & D category EVMs & VVPATs

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  25. Design and specification of VVPAT Counting Booth (VCB)

    Design and specification of VVPAT Counting Booth (VCB)
     

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