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Press Releases 2018

  

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  1. #NEQIndia National Elections Quiz 2018: Inter-School Competition witnesses participation by 13.6 lakh students (English / हिंदी)

    #NEQIndia National Elections Quiz 2018: Inter-School Competition witnesses participation by 13.6 lakh students
    Bilingual 

    13 downloads

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  2. Action taken by State Election Machinery and Income Tax Department in Karnataka against misuse of money in ongoing elections.

    Action taken by State Election Machinery and Income Tax Department in Karnataka against misuse of money in ongoing elections. 

    17 downloads

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  3. All VVPATs shall be delivered well within the time required for making pre-poll preparations. Commission monitoring the manufacture & supply of machines on a daily basis to ensure timely delivery & pre poll preparedness

    All VVPATs shall be delivered well within the time required for making pre-poll preparations. Commission monitoring the manufacture & supply of machines on a daily basis to ensure timely delivery & pre poll preparedness
    BIlingual 

    16 downloads

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  4. Allocation of requisite EVMs and VVPATs across all Polling Stations underway – New EVM Management Software to manage inventory.

    PRESS NOTE

    Subject:    Allocation of requisite EVMs and VVPATs across all Polling Stations underway – New EVM Management Software to manage inventory.

    The Election Commission of India is making all preparatory arrangements to ensure EVM VVPAT allocation well in time for General Elections across States. The mandatory First Level Checks and training to District Officers are also being ensured to meet the requirement of 100% VVPATs across approximately 10.6 lakh polling stations for the upcoming Lok Sabha Election in 2019.
    The Commission has been consistently reviewing the status of production and supply of EVMs and VVPATs with the CMDs of PSUs. Around 22.3 lakh Ballot Units, 16.3 lakh Control Units and nearly 17.3 lakh VVPATs will be used for the forthcoming elections in 2019. This number of machines includes the buffer stock for training as well as replacements.
    The EVM VVPAT inventory is securely managed through a robust tracking system to track all operations on machine movement, First Level Checks, randomization, poll day defects. A more user friendly EVM management Software will be pilot tested in the forthcoming Assembly elections in selected Districts namely Ajmer, Indore, Durg, Aizawl and Mehboobnagar.
    Till date, Electronic Voting Machines have been used in 113 General Elections of State Assemblies and 3 Lok Sabha Elections since 2000. Use of EVMs has ended the days of booth capturing and the delays and errors in counting of ballot papers.  Also during the ballot paper era, large number of votes in each Assembly Constituency ended up being invalid. There have been instances of invalid votes being higher than even the winning margin in several elections.
    Addition of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) to the EVM has helped strengthen the voters’ trust and transparency of the voting process. A VVPAT is an independent printer system attached with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) that allows the voters to verify that their votes are cast as intended.  VVPAT slips will be visible to the voter for seven seconds behind the transparent screen of VVPAT, before falling into the sealed compartment at the base of the machine. The specially designed thermal paper, to be used in the VVPAT is capable of retaining the printout for more than five years so that the printout is available for manual verification by the Court, if required in need of a dispute for cross checking the counting of votes cast. So far, VVPATs have been used in 933 State Assembly Constituencies and 18 Parliamentary Constituencies. Till date, VVPATs have been used in all ACs at 100% polling stations during the General Assembly Elections in 7 States, namely, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura and Karnataka, held in 2017-18. Since December 2017, Commission has been suomoto doing a verification of VVPAT count from one randomly selected Polling Station selected per Assembly Constituency. VVPAT slips of 873 VVPATs machines have been counted till now and each of these has exactly matched the count taken from EVMs.
    The EVMs and VVPATS being used in the ECI election process are manufactured only at the two premium PSUs - Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) under the technical expertise of an independent Technical Expert Committee and supervision of the Election Commission making them absolutely tamper proof.

    sd--
    (Pawan Diwan)
    Under Secretary
     
     

    159 downloads

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  5. Announcement of schedule for General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura, 2018 (English / हिंदी)

    Announcement of schedule for General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura, 2018
    Bilingual 

    68 downloads

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  6. Announcement: Schedule for the General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2018.

    Announcement: Schedule for the General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, 2018.
    Bilingual

    73 downloads

    Submitted

  7. Biennial Election to the Council of States from Kerala due to retirement of sitting members on 01.07.2018-reg.

    Biennial Election to the Council of States from Kerala due to retirement of sitting members on 01.07.2018-reg.(English / हिंदी

    12 downloads

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  8. Biennial Election to the Karnataka Legislative Council by the Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

    Biennial Election to the Karnataka Legislative Council by the Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs). 
    Bilingual

    13 downloads

    Submitted

  9. Biennial Election to the Karnataka Legislative Council from 3 Graduates' and 3 Teachers' Constituencies and Maharashtra Legislative Council from 2 Graduates' and 2 Teachers' Constituency due to retirement of sitting members on 21.06.2018 and 07.07.2018

    Biennial Election to the Karnataka Legislative Council from 3 Graduates' and 3 Teachers' Constituencies and Maharashtra Legislative Council from 2 Graduates' and 2 Teachers' Constituency due to retirement of sitting members on 21.06.2018 and 07.07.2018 respectively
    Bilingual

    46 downloads

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  10. Biennial Election to the Legislative Council of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar by the Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

    Biennial Election to the Legislative Council of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar by the Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs).
    Bilingual 

    11 downloads

    Submitted

  11. Biennial Election to the Maharashtra Legislative Council by the Members of Legislative Assembly-reg.

    Biennial Election to the Maharashtra Legislative Council by the Members of Legislative Assembly-reg

    14 downloads

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  12. Biennial Election to the Maharashtra Legislative Council from 2 Graduates' and 2 Teachers' Constituency due to retirement of sitting members on 07.07.2018 - Postponement of schedule-reg.

    Biennial Election to the Maharashtra Legislative Council from 2 Graduates' and 2 Teachers' Constituency due to retirement of sitting members on 07.07.2018 - Postponement of schedule-reg.
    Bilingual

    14 downloads

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  13. Biennial Election to the Maharashtra Legislative Council from 2 Graduates' and 2 Teachers' Constituency due to retirement of sitting members on 07.07.2018-reg

    Biennial Election to the Maharashtra Legislative Council from 2 Graduates' and 2 Teachers' Constituency due to retirement of sitting members on 07.07.2018-reg 
    Bilingual 

    36 downloads

    Submitted

  14. Biennial Elections to the Council of States from NCT of Delhi and Sikkim and bye-election to the Council of States from Uttar Pradesh.(English / हिंदी)

    Biennial Elections to the Council of States from NCT of Delhi and Sikkim and bye-election to the Council of States from Uttar Pradesh.
    Bilingual 

    18 downloads

    Submitted

  15. Biennial Elections to the Council of States to fill the seats of members retiring in April-May 2018 and a bye-election to the Council of States from the State of Kerala. (English / हिंदी)

    Biennial Elections to the Council of States to fill the seats of members retiring in April-May 2018 and a bye-election to the Council of States from the State of Kerala.
    BIlingual 

    14 downloads

    Submitted

  16. Biennial Elections to the Maharashtra Legislative Council from six Local Authorities Constituencies and bye election to Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council from Chittoor Local Authorities' Constituency-reg

    Biennial Elections to the Maharashtra Legislative Council from six Local Authorities Constituencies and bye election to Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council from Chittoor Local Authorities' Constituency-reg
    Bilingual 

    12 downloads

    Submitted

  17. Bye-election to the Karnataka Legislative Council from Bijapur Local Authorities' Constituency.

    Bye-election to the Karnataka Legislative Council from Bijapur Local Authorities' Constituency.
    Bilingual 

    17 downloads

    Submitted

  18. Bye-elections to the Legislative Council of Karnataka and Maharashtra by the Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs).

    PRESS NOTE
    Subject: Bye-elections to the Legislative Council of Karnataka and Maharashtra by the Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs).
    There are three casual vacancies in the Karnataka Legislative Council and one casual vacancy in the Legislative Council of Maharashtra by the Members of Legislative Assembly. The details of the vacancies are as follow:
     
    KARNATAKA
    Name of Member
    Cause of vacancy
    Term Upto
    K.S. Eshwarappa
     
    Resignation as they got elected to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on 16.05.2018
    30.06.2020
    Dr. G. Parameshwara
    30.06.2020
    V. Somanna
    14.06.2022
    MAHARASHTRA
    Pandurang Pundlik Fundkar
    Death  on 31.05.2018
    24.04.2020
     
    2.                 The Commission has decided to hold bye-elections to the Legislative Councils of Karnataka and that of Maharashtra by the Members of the respective Legislative Assembly to fill the above mentioned vacancies in accordance with the following programme: -
     
    S.No.
    Subject of Programme
    Dates and Days
    1.       
    Issue of Notifications
    14thSeptember, 2018 (Friday)
    2.       
    Last Date of making nominations
    22ndSeptember, 2018 (Saturday)
    3.       
    Scrutiny of nominations
    24thSeptember, 2018 (Monday)
    4.       
    Last date for withdrawal of candidatures
    26thSeptember, 2018 (Wednesday)
    5.       
    Date of Poll
    3rdOctober, 2018 (Wednesday)
    6.       
    Hours of Poll
    9.00 A.M. to 4.00 P.M.
    7.       
    Counting of Votes
    3rdOctober, 2018 (Wednesday) at 5.00 P.M.
    8.       
    Date before which election shall be completed
    6thOctober, 2018 (Saturday)
     (PAWAN DIWAN)
    UNDER SECRETARY
     

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  19. Commission deputes a high level team to Mizoram led by Sh. Sudeep Jain, Deputy Election Commissioner for deliberations.

    ECI/PN/75/2018       Date: 7th November, 2018
    PRESS NOTE
     Sub:   Commission deputes a high level team to Mizoram led by Sh. Sudeep Jain, Deputy Election Commissioner for deliberations.
     Election Commission of India had deputed a team of Officers to discuss various issues related to ensuing Mizoram Assembly Elections. ECI Team held a detailed discussion on 6th November 2018 at Aizwal with the leaders and representatives of All NGO Coordination Committee, comprising Central YMA, Mizoram Senior Citizen Association, Mizoram Women Federation, Mizo Student Association & Mizo Student Union and Mizoram Church Leaders Committee. The meetings were conducted in a very cordial atmosphere in which various issues were deliberated threadbare after which a joint resolution of NGO Coordination Committee signed by Mr. Vanlalruata, Mr. L. Ramdinliana Renthlei,  Mr. Vanlalliana Khiangte, Mr R K Thanga, Ms Saipui & Mr Lalhmachhuana was submitted to ECI on 7th November, 2018.
              The Commission appreciates the glorious tradition of people of Mizoram to always have a very peaceful election. Considering the urgency of the matter, a full Commission meeting was convened today (7th November 2018) to further build on this mutual understanding. After due deliberations on the resolution, the Commission, while accepting the broad contours of the resolution passed by the All NGO, Mizoram, decided to depute a higher level ECI Team led by Deputy Election Commissioner Mr Sudeep Jain, incharge of Mizoram to have further discussion on 9th November 2018 at Aizwal with the representatives of All NGO, Mizoram on their Resolution. Other members of the team would comprise of Mr. Lalbiakthanga Khiangte, CEO, Jharkhand, Mr SB Joshi, Secretary, ECI and Ms. Lalzarmawii, Additional CEO, Mizoram.
               The Commission has expressed its serious concern at the violent incident at Kolasib yesterday. The Commission expects that, keeping with the ethos and tradition of peaceful society in Mizoram, all stakeholders will sincerely work together so that no such incident recurs in future during the entire election process and elections are conducted peacefully with maximum participation as always.

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  20. Commission's letter to Editor, Business Today (The India Today Group)

    Commission's letter to Editor, Business Today (The India Today Group) 
     

    92 downloads

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  21. Committee of Officers holds meeting on the matter of alleged date leak of Karnataka elections.

    Committee of Officers holds meeting on the matter of alleged date leak of Karnataka elections. 
    BIlingual 

    4 downloads

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  22. Committee of Officers holds meeting on the matter of alleged date leak of Karnataka elections.

    Committee of Officers holds meeting on the matter of alleged date leak of Karnataka elections.
    BIlingual 

    5 downloads

    Submitted

  23. Dissemination of Trends and Results of GE to Legislative Assemblies of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland. (English / हिंदी)

    Dissemination of Trends and Results of GE to Legislative Assemblies of Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland. 
    Bilingual 

    9 downloads

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  24. Dissemination of Trends and Results of GE to Legislative Assembly of Karnataka

    Dissemination of Trends and Results of GE to Legislative Assembly of Karnataka
    Bilingual 

    25 downloads

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  25. Dissemination of Trends and Results of General Elections of 5 Assemblies on 11th December, 2018.

    PRESS NOTE
    Subject : Dissemination of Trends and Results of General Elections of 5 Assemblies on 11th December, 2018.

    Election Commission has set up a robust, foolproof and secure infrastructure facility for disseminating Trends and Results of General Elections of 5 Assemblies through its popular website http://eciresults.nic.in that will start functioning from 8.00 AM on 11th December, 2018 and will show updates continuously.  The ICT solution captures number of votes secured by the contesting candidates round wise and after compilation shows Assembly / Constituency wise, Political party wise and Candidate wise trends.

    It is worthwhile to mention that this website has a track record of very large number of hits ranging from 36 Million to 16 Billion in a day in the past when trends were disseminated.

    The website can also be accessed through https://eci.gov.in website, which is the main official website of the Election Commission of India.
     

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ECI Main Website

ECI Main websiteThe Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country. The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution per Article 324, and subsequently enacted Representation of the People Act. 

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