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  1. Measure to check 'Paid News' during elections - publicizing the confirmed paid news cases on website - regarding.

    Measure to check 'Paid News' during elections - publicizing the confirmed paid news cases on website - regarding.

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  2. Issues regarding counting of VVPAT slips: Non-deletion of mock poll data from the Control Unit or non-removal of mock poll slips from VVPAT- counting of votes thereof and mismatch in Mandatory Verification process- regarding.

    Issues regarding counting of VVPAT slips: Non-deletion of mock poll data from the Control Unit or non-removal of mock poll slips from VVPAT- counting of votes thereof and mismatch in Mandatory Verification process- regarding.
     

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  3. Storage of EVMs and VVPATs after counting of votes-clarification-Regarding.

    Storage of EVMs and VVPATs after counting of votes-clarification-Regarding.
     

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  4. Mandatory verification of VVPAT paper -regarding.

    Mandatory verification of VVPAT paper -regarding.
     

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  5. Counting of votes-regarding

    I am directed to refer to the Commission’s letters No. 470/2003/JS.II dated 25th November, 2003 and 470/2009/EPS dated 21st January, 2009 regarding Counting of Votes. It was, inter-alia, directed that the penultimate round of EVM counting is not be taken up until the counting of all Postal Ballot Papers is completed.  There is also an instruction that if victory margin is less than the number of postal ballot papers, re-verification of all postal ballot papers should be carried out by the Returning Officer.
    2.         With the introduction of ETPBS and casting of postal ballot by election duty staff at the facilitation centre, the number of postal ballot papers for counting has gone up considerably. Further, with the requirement of mandatory QR code reading for the ETPBS, the postal ballot counting will now require more time. Moreover, there is a mandatory VVPAT slips count of five Polling Stations per Assembly Segment in addition to the cases of VVPAT count that may be required on account of other reasons, such as CU not being cleared after mock poll, the CU not displaying the results at the time of counting, etc.  
    3.         In view of the above, the Commission has reviewed the above referred instructions and the modified instructions are as follows: -
    (i)                 The instruction that the penultimate round of EVM counting should be taken up only after completion of Postal Ballot counting is withdrawn. Accordingly, the EVM counting can go on irrespective of the stage of Postal Ballot counting. Once the EVM counting is completed, the VVPAT slips counting can start as per the prescribed procedure for counting VVPAT slips.
    (ii)               The Commission’s instruction for mandatory re-counting of all postal ballot papers on the ground that the margin of victory is less than the number of postal ballot has been revised to the effect that  where the margin of victory is less than the number of Postal Ballot papers rejected as invalid at the time of counting, all the rejected Postal Ballot papers shall be mandatorily re-verified by the Returning Officer before declaration of result. Whenever, such re-verification is done, the entire proceedings should be video-graphed as per the instructions in paragraph 7 of the Commission’s letter No. 470/2009/EPS dated 21-01-2009, referred to above

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  6. Clarifications on instructions relating to counting of votes.

    (i) Filing up Part II of Form 17C and furnishing copies to counting agents.
        There are already Commission’s instructions, that Part-II of Form-17C should be separately typed out giving the names of candidates in column-2, and the result on individual tables for each round are to be entered against the names of candidates in this list. This is to be prepared in duplicate using carbon paper. The carbon copy will be used for taking multiple photocopies for supplying copy each to the counting agents at the respective table. Returning Officers should take care that the names of candidates entered in this list is exactly as per the order in the ballot paper used on the BU. For duplicate copy, carbon copy may be used so that there is no discrepancy between the two copies. Original copy will go to RO’s table for round-wise tabulation.
    (ii) Randomization of counting staff.
        In the case of counting for Parliamentary Constituency, where the counting locations for any assembly segment is far away from the headquarters of the Returning Officer, the second randomization of counting staff may be permitted to be done up to 48 hours before commencement of counting. Wherever it is proposed to be done so, i.e. earlier than 24 hours prior to commencement of counting, approval has to be obtained by the respective Returning Officer from the Chief Electoral Officer. 
    (iii) Counting of VVPAT slips when more than one VVPAT is used in a Polling Station.
        In such cases if VVPAT slips are to be counted, counting should be done separately for each VVPAT used in a polling station. 
    (iv) No. of counting tables for counting Postal Ballots
        As per the Commission’s instructions, there shall be a maximum of 4 tables, and in each round, a maximum of 500 postal ballot papers should be distributed to each table. In the constituencies where the number of postal ballot papers is high, RO is permitted to have more counting tables for postal ballot papers subject to the condition that there has to be an ARO for each such table. Accordingly, proposals for appointment of additional AROs for this purpose should be submitted for approval of the Commission well in advance.
     

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  7. Set up Model counting centre for counting of votes from EVMs & VVPAT slips at State Headquarters District for training/orientation of ROs/AROs-regarding  

    Set up Model counting centre for counting of votes from EVMs & VVPAT slips at State Headquarters District for training/orientation of ROs/AROs-regarding  

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  8. Storage and safety arrangement of EVMs & VVPATsinstruction regarding proper EVM/VVPAT warehousing and arrangements of storage, security, stock taking etc.-regarding

    Storage and safety arrangement of EVMs & VVPATsinstruction regarding proper EVM/VVPAT warehousing and arrangements of storage, security, stock taking etc.-regarding

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  9. Mandatory verification of VVPAT paper slips- regarding.

    Mandatory verification of WPAT paper slips- regarding.
     

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  10. Instructions on use of Power Pack (Battery) in VVPATs-regarding

    Instructions on use of Power Pack (Battery) in VVPATs-regarding
     

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  11. Storage of plastic boxes having VVPAT paper slips pertaining to Mock Poll conducted on Poll Day -regarding.

    Storage of plastic boxes having VVPAT paper slips pertaining to Mock Poll conducted on Poll Day -regarding.
     

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  12. EVM-Intermediate Strong Rooms for Polling Team staying with EVMs at intermediate location before poll and after poll-regarding

    EVM-Intermediate Strong Rooms for Polling Team staying with EVMs at intermediate location before poll and after poll-regarding

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  13. Instructions regarding use of reserve EVMs /VVPATs of one Assembly Segment in another Assembly Segment of the same Parliamentary Constituency

    Instructions regarding use of reserve EVMs /VVPATs of one Assembly Segment in another Assembly Segment of the same Parliamentary Constituency

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  14. Clarification regarding second randomization of EVMs/VVPAT and commissioning of EVMs and VVPATs for Parliamentary Constituency.

    Clarification regarding second randomization of EVMs/VVPAT and commissioning of EVMs and VVPATs for Parliamentary Constituency.
     

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  15. Identification and recognition of EVMs and VVPATs for simultaneous elections- regarding.

    Identification and recognition of EVMs and VVPATs for simultaneous elections- regarding.
     

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  16. Lok Sabha General Election, 2019-counting of postal ballots of service voters transmitted through ETPBS- infrastructure and advance planning-regarding.

    SOP for Counting of Service Voters using ETPBS
    Note: Scanning of QR Codes should be done in sequence without fail. Form 13-C should be scanned first, followed by both the QR Code on Form 13-A and then Form 13-B of the same postal ballot. Sequence of QR Code scanning should not be change under any circumstances.
    Step 1: The Outer covers (Form 13-C) which is having QR Code on lower right hand side, it will be read by the QR Code Reader and necessary valid checks will be performed for possible duplicates and verification of the service voter. A unique serial number will be provided by the computer. This serial number will also be manually marked by RO on the envelope being verified.
    Step 2: If no duplicate and correct verification is found, then only outer envelope (Form 13-C) will be open.
    Step 3: Open the outer cover (Form 13-C) and take out the two documents which are required to be found inside. The first one is declaration (Form 13-A) and the second one is inner cover (Form 13-B) containing the postal ballot paper.
    Step 4: RO should take out the declaration from Outer Envelope, Form 13-A and the inner cover in Form 13-B.
    Step 5: Now scan two QR Codes on Form 13-A one by one and after that scan the QR Code which is on lower right side on Form 13-B.
    Step 6: Note down the Sl. No. generated in all the above Covers.
    Step 7: If the QR Code reading does not raise any anomaly, keep Form 13B envelope and the Declaration back in Form 13C envelope and keep the envelope in a tray meant for valid Envelopes to be taken up for counting. If the QR Code reading indicates any discrepancy such as the documents not being genuine or multiple copies of the document have been received, such envelopes shall be kept in a separate tray meant for rejected envelopes.
                In the case of rejection of envelope/documents on QR code reading, the ARO in-charge of the team should see and satisfy himself about the discrepancy shown in QR code reading that results in rejection.

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  17. Revised Formats of Candidates' Abstract Statement and Pol. Party Expenditure Statement 08.05.2019

    Revised Formats of Candidates' Abstract Statement and Pol. Party Expenditure Statement 08.05.2019

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  18. Bye-Elections to fill the casual vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of West Bengal - Application of Inedible Ink on elector’s finger- personnel- reg.

    Bye-Elections to fill the casual vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of West Bengal - Application of Inedible Ink on elector’s finger- personnel- reg.

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  19. Voter turnout App

    Voter Turnout app 
    The New Android Mobile App called 'Voter Turnout' App provides estimated Voter's turnout in the real-time basis for every Citizen. Earlier, this used to be announced at the end of the Poll.
    The Election Commission of India for the first has launched a new application for giving live information to everybody about the estimated voter turnout during the poll. The application captures the real-time information from the data inputted by the Returning Officers and calculates the estimated totals and displays in the user-friendly android mobile application. The application is called as ‘Voter Turnout’ application. 
    The application is designed to show the Estimated Voter Turnout for each State which can further be drilled down to Parliamentary Constituency level and also to Assembly Constituency level. This application has been used in the second phase of the elections. To ensure near real-time update of the voter turnout, another mobile app ‘Suvidha Admin’ has been given to all Assistant Returning Officers / Returning Officers to make the entries of the voter turnout data.
    The Commission is of the view that the Voter Turnout Application is another big milestone in the use of Information and Communications Technology. Such innovative technologies bring the Commission closer to voters and help in the timely dissemination of information.
    Voter Turnout Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.gov.eci.pollturnout
    The mechanism involves simple entry of estimated cumulative percentage turnout through the web portal or mobile app during the currency of the poll y Assistant Returning Officer/ Returning Officers. These entries are to be done mandatorily during a designated time slot by the Assistant Returning Officers for the AC segment of the PC from within the New Suvidha Portal. After the end of the poll, New Suvidha Portal allows entry of detailed turnout report, both Lok Sabha and Assembly Election-wise, which includes male, female and other gender numbers against the total number of electors and comparison with corresponding figures of GE 2014 turnout is also done. The ARO/ RO can use the SUVIDHA ADMIN App to enter the Estimated Voter turnout also.
    This new mechanism will simplify the data entry of two-hourly voter turnout and help in timely dissemination of the information on a real-time basis. The step-by-step process, the expected reports based on the data entry and the detailed guidelines are attached herewith, which should be brought to the notice of all officials.
    The AROs & ROs should be clearly directed that they are personally held responsible for Voter Turnout data entry. Once the timeslot is passed, then the responsibility of data entry will be that of Returning Officer and in-turn the CEO. It should also be ensured that there is sufficient manpower, communication mechanism from Polling Stations and network availability.

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  20. Restrictions on release of Drug offenders on parole during elections -reg.

    Restrictions on release of Drug offenders on parole during elections -reg.

     

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  21. General Elections to the House of the People, 2019 and General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha & Sikkim and bye elections to 37 Assembly Constituencies of 12 States to be held simultaneously - Exit Poll

    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 11th April, 2019 (Thursday) and 6:30 PM on 19th May, 2019 (Sunday) 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 current General Elections to the House of the People, 2019, and the State Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha & Sikkim 2019, and bye-elections from assembly constituencies announced vide Press Notes No. ECI/PN/23/2019 dated 10th March, 2019, ECI/PN/26/2019 dated 13th March, 2019 and ECI/PN/28/2019 dated 14th March, 2019, to be held simultaneously with the general election to Lok Sabha, shall be prohibited.
            It is further clarified that under Section 126(1)(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 connection with aforesaid General elections and bye-elections.

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  22. GE to Lok Sabha, 2019 – General Advisory to Political Parties - regarding

    General Election to Lok Sabha, 2019 – General Advisory to Political Parties

     

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  23. 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  to 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.

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  24. Provisions of Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 regarding prohibition of election campaign activities through public meetings, processions, etc, and displaying of election matter by means of television and similar apparatus.

    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.

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  25. GE TO LOK SABHA, 2019 and GENERAL ELECTION TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ANDHRA PRADESH, ARUNACHAL PRADESH, ODISHA 7 SIKKIM and  BYE ELECTIONS TO FILL THE CLEAR VACANCIES IN ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCIES OF VARIOUS STATES - PROHIBITION ON SALE OF LIQUOR.

    GENERAL ELECTIONS TO LOK SABHA, 2019 and GENERAL ELECTION TO THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF ANDHRA PRADESH, ARUNACHAL PRADESH, ODISHA 7 SIKKIM and  BYE ELECTIONS TO FILL THE CLEAR VACANCIES IN ASSEMBLY CONSTITUENCIES OF VARIOUS STATES - PROHIBITION ON SALE OF LIQUOR.
    Section 135 C of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 which provides that no spirituous, fermented or intoxicating liquors or other substances of a like nature shall be sold, given or distributed at a hotel, eating house-, tavern, shop or any other place, public or private, within a polling area, during the period of forty-eight hours ending with the hour fixed for the conclusion of poll for any election in the polling area. 
    2. In view of the statutory provision as above, 'Dry Day' shall be declared and notified under the relevant State/Union Territory laws as is appropriate during 48  hours, ending with the hours fixed for conclusion of poll as indicated in the  Commission's notification with respect to polling day for an election in that polling area' where elections to Parliamentary Constituencies, State Legislative Assemblies or bye- elections to Legislative Assemblies are being held. This wilt include the dates of re-poll, if any.
    3. The Commission further directs that the dates on which counting of votes is to be taken up, i.e.. 23.05.2019 shall also be declared 'Dry Day' under the relevant laws in all the States/Union Territories.
    4  No liquor shops, hotels, restaurants, clubs and other establishments selling/serving liquor, shall be permitted to sell/serve liquor to anyone whosoever, on the aforesaid days.
    5 Non-proprietary clubs, star hotels, restaurants etc. and hotels run by anyone, even if they are issued different categories of licenses for possession and supply of liquor, should also not be permitted to serve liquor on these days.
    6.- The storage or liquor by individuals shall be curtailed during the above period and  the restrictions provided in the Excise-law on,the storage of liquor in unlicensed premises shall be vigorously enforced. 
    7. Steps shall also be taken to prohibit sale of liquor in adjoining areas of the concerned constituency(ies) so that there is no chance of clandestine movement of liquor from those -areas, had  restriction not been in operation.
    8. The Commission directs that the State Governments/UT Administrations shall strictly implement the above measures in the phase-wise election schedule as mentioned in the Commission's Notification(s) for your State. They are required to issue detailed and comprehensive instructions to all concerned authorities, to take appropriate and legally effective measures to implement the above prohibitions and assist the election authorities In peaceful and smooth conduct of free and fair poll..
    9. The receipt of this letter may kindly be acknowledged.
     

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