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Press Releases 2018

  

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  1. 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

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  2. 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

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  3. 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 

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  4. ECI holds round table conference with former CECs/ECs - regarding.

    ECI holds round table conference with former CECs/ECs - regarding
    Bilingual 

    10 downloads

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  5. 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

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  6. 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

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  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

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

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

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  9. General Election to Legislative Assemblies of Rajasthan 2018- Allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to National/ State Political Parties -regarding.

    General Election to Legislative Assemblies of Rajasthan 2018- Allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to National/ State Political Parties -regarding  (Bilingual)
    No. ECI/PN/73/2018/Communication                                                                                                                                                 Dated: 26th October, 2018
    PRESS NOTE
    Subject:    General Election to Legislative Assemblies of Rajasthan 2018- Allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to National/ State Political Parties -regarding.

    A copy of the Commission’s Order No.437/TA-LA/1/2018/Communication, dated 26th October, 2018 regarding allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to National/State political parties in the General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Rajasthan, 2018 is enclosed for the information of the general public. For the State Telangana, order is being issued separately.

    (Pawan Diwan)
    Under Secretary 

     

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  10. General Election to Legislative Assembly of Telangana 2018- Allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to National/ State Political Parties -regarding.

    General Election to Legislative Assembly of Telangana 2018- Allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to National/ State Political Parties -regarding. (Bilingual)
    No. ECI/PN/74/2018                                                                                                                                                      Dated: 30th October, 2018
    PRESS NOTE
    Subject:    General Election to Legislative Assembly of Telangana 2018- Allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to National/ State Political Parties -regarding.

    A copy of the Order No.437/TA-LA/1/2018/Communication, dated 30th October, 2018 issued by the Commission regarding allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to National/State political parties in the General Election to Legislative Assembly of Telangana, 2018 is enclosed for the information of the general public. 
    (Pawan Diwan)
    Under Secretary
     

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  11. General Election to Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Nagaland & Tripura 2018 – Allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to National/State Political Parties-regarding. (English / हिंदी)

    General Election to Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Nagaland & Tripura 2018 – Allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to National/State Political Parties-regarding.
    Bilingual 

    7 downloads

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  12. Shri O.P. Rawat takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner. (English / हिंदी)

    Shri O.P. Rawat takes over as new Chief Election Commissioner. 
    Bilingual 

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  13. Sh. Ashok Lavasa takes over as new Election Commissioner (English / हिंदी)

    Sh. Ashok Lavasa takes over as new Election Commissioner.
    Bilingual

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  14. Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Odisha - regarding. (English / हिंदी)

    Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Odisha - regarding. 

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  15. Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Haryana and Tamil Nadu – Regarding.

    Subject :     Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Haryana and Tamil Nadu – Regarding.
     There are clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Haryana and Tamil Nadu which need to be filled up:
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    State
    Number & Name of Assembly Constituency
    1
    Haryana
    36-Jind
    2
    Tamil Nadu
    168-Thiruvarur
     After taking into consideration various factors like local festivals, electoral rolls, weather conditions etc., the Commission has decided to hold bye-elections to fill these vacancies  as per the programme mentioned as under: -
    Poll Events
    Schedule
    Date of Issue of Gazette Notification
    03.01.2019
    (Thursday)
    Last Date of Nominations
    10.01.2019
    (Thursday)
    Date for Scrutiny of Nominations
    11.01.2019
    (Friday)
    Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures
    14.01.2019
    (Monday)
    Date of Poll
    28.01.2019
    (Monday)
    Date of Counting
    31.01.2019
    (Thursday)
    Date before which election shall be completed
    02.02.2019
    (Saturday)
    ELECTORAL ROLL
    The Electoral Rolls for the aforesaid Assembly Constituencies w.r.t 01.01.2018 as the qualifying date have been finally published.          
    ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES (EVMs) and VVPATs
    The Commission has decided to use EVMs and VVPATs in the bye-election in all the polling stations. Adequate numbers of EVMs and VVPATs have been made available and all steps have been taken to ensure that the polls are conducted smoothly with the help of these machines.
    IDENTIFICATION OF VOTERS
    In consonance with the past practice, the Commission has decided that the voter’s identification shall be mandatory in the aforementioned bye- election at the time of poll. Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) shall be the main document of identification of a voter. However, in order to ensure that no voter is deprived of his/her franchise, if his/her name figures in the Electoral Rolls, separate instructions will be issued to allow additional documents for identification of voters at the time of poll in the said bye-election.
    MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT
    The Model Code of Conduct shall come into force with immediate effect in the district(s) in which the whole or any part of the Assembly Constituency going for bye-election is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission’s instruction No. 437/6/INST2016-CCS, dated 29th June, 2017 (available on the Commission’s website). The Model Code of Conduct shall be applicable to all candidates, political parties and the State Government concerned. The Model Code of Conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government for the district of the State concerned.
                                                                                                                               
    (JAYDEB LAHIRI)
    SECRETARY

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  16. ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA HOSTS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON 'INCLUSION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE ELECTION PROCESS' AND SIGNS MoUs ON ELECTORAL COOPERATION WITH GUINEA, MOLDOVA AND INTERNATIONAL IDEA (English / हिंदी)

    ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA HOSTS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON 'INCLUSION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES IN THE ELECTION PROCESS' AND SIGNS MoUs ON ELECTORAL COOPERATION WITH GUINEA, MOLDOVA AND INTERNATIONAL IDEA
    Bilingual

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  17. President Shri Ram Nath Kovind Graces the 8th National Voters Day Celebrations held at New Delhi; President felicitates newly registered Voters and Gives away awards on Best Electoral Practices. First Copy of VoICEIndia Magazine launched at the event. (E

    President Shri Ram Nath Kovind Graces the 8th National Voters Day Celebrations held at New Delhi; President felicitates newly registered Voters and Gives away awards on Best Electoral Practices. First Copy of VoICEIndia Magazine launched at the event. (English / हिंदी)
    Bilingual

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  18. Foreign delegates visit IIIDEM Campus on National Voters' Day (English / हिंदी)

    Foreign delegates visit IIIDEM Campus on National Voters' Day.
    Bilingual 

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  19. #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 

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  20. Permanent representatives to the UN from 11 countries visit Election Commission of India (English / हिंदी)

    Permanent representatives to the UN from 11 countries visit Election Commission of India (English / हिंदी)

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  21. Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram & Telangana, 2018.

    No. ECI/PN/66/2018                                                                                                                                                                               Dated:   6th October, 2018                        
     
    PRESS NOTE
     Subject:           Schedule   for   the   General   Elections   to   the   Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram & Telangana, 2018.
     The terms of the Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan & Mizoram are normally due to expire as follows:
     
      State
    From
    To
    Assembly Seat
    Chhattisgarh
    06.01.2014
    05.01.2019
    90
    Madhya Pradesh
    08.01.2014
    07.01.2019
    230
    Rajasthan
    21.01.2014
    20.01.2019
    200
    Mizoram
    16.12.2013
    15.12.2018
    40
     
    The Governor of Telangana vide his order dated 06.09.2018 has dissolved the Telangana Legislative Assembly with immediate effect.
    By virtue of its powers, duties and functions under Article 324 read with Article 172(1) of the Constitution of India and Section 15 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, and the Judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Special Reference No. 1 of 2002, the Commission is required to hold general elections to constitute the new Legislative Assemblies in the States of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan & Mizoram before expiry of their present terms and in the State of Telangana, where the State Legislative Assembly has been prematurely dissolved, within a period of six months from the date of premature dissolution of the Assembly i.e. by 05.03.2019.   

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  22. Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancy in the Lok Sabha from Parliamentary constituencies of Karnataka and state Legislative Assemblies of Karnataka - Regarding.

    No. ECI/PN/67/2018                                                                                                                                                                                         Dated:   6th October, 2018
    PRESS NOTE
     
    Subject :  Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancy in the Lok Sabha from Parliamentary Constituencies of Karnataka and State Legislative Assemblies of Karnataka – Regarding.
     There are three clear vacancies in the Lok Sabha from Parliamentary Constituencies of Karnataka, which need to be filled up: 
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    State
    Number & Name of Parliamentary Constituency
    1
    Karnataka
    14 – Shimoga PC
    2
    Karnataka
    9 – Bellary (ST) PC
    3
    Karnataka
    20 – Mandya PC
      There are two clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, which need to be filled up: 
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    State
    Number & Name of Assembly Constituency
    1
    Karnataka
    183–Ramanagaram AC
    2
    Karnataka
    21– Jamkhandi  AC
     After taking into consideration various factors like local festivals, electoral rolls, weather conditions etc., the Commission has decided to hold bye-elections to fill these vacancies  as per the programme mentioned as under: -
    Poll Events
    Schedule
    Date of Issue of Gazette Notification
    9.10.2018 (TUE)
    Last Date of Nominations
    16.10.2018 (TUE)
    Date for Scrutiny of Nominations
    17.10.2018 (WED)
    Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures
    20.10.2018 (SAT)
    Date of Poll
    03.11.2018 (SAT)
    Date of Counting
    06.11.2018 (TUE)
    Date before which election shall be completed
    08.11.2018 (THU)
    ELECTORAL ROLL
    The Electoral Rolls for all the aforesaid Lok Sabha and Assembly Constituencies have been finally published w.r.t 01.01.2018.       
    ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES (EVMs) and VVPATs
     The Commission has decided to use EVMs and VVPATs in the bye-elections in all the polling stations. Adequate numbers of EVMs and VVPATs have been made available and all steps have been taken to ensure that the polls are conducted smoothly with the help of these machines.
    IDENTIFICATION OF VOTERS
    In consonance with the past practice, the Commission has decided that the voter’s identification shall be mandatory in the aforementioned bye- elections at the time of poll. Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) shall be the main document of identification of a voter. However, in order to ensure that no voter is deprived of his/her franchise, if his/her name figures in the Electoral Rolls, separate instructions will be issued to allow additional documents for identification of voters at the time of poll in the said bye-elections.
    MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT
    The Model Code of Conduct shall come into force with immediate effect in the district(s) in which the whole or any part of the Parliamentary/Assembly Constituency going for bye-election is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission’s instruction No. 437/6/INST2016-CCS, dated 29th June, 2017 (available on the Commission’s website). The Model Code of Conduct shall be applicable to all candidates, political parties and the State Government concerned. The Model Code of Conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government for the State concerned.
     
     
     
                                                                                   
    (SUMIT MUKHERJEE)
    PRINCIPAL SECRETARY
     

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  23. IIIDEM organizes 4-Day Consultation/Study Tour for Delegation from Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria (English / हिंदी)

    IIIDEM organizes 4-Day Consultation/Study Tour for Delegation from Independent National Electoral Commission of Nigeria
    Bilingual 

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  24. Summary revision of Electoral Rolls w.r.t. 01-01-2018 as qualifying date in the State of Telangana - Extension of time of final publication of electoral roll from 8th October, 2018 to 12th October, 2018

    No. ECI/PN/68/2018                                                                                                                                                                              Dated: 6th October, 2018
    PRESS NOTE

    Subject:- Summary revision of Electoral Rolls w.r.t. 01-01-2018 as qualifying date in the State of Telangana - Extension of time of final publication of electoral roll from 8th October, 2108 to 12th October, 2018 

    In order to effectively process the huge numbers of claims and objections received during 2nd Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls in the State of Telangana with reference to 01-01-2018, Commission has extended the date of final publication of Electoral Rolls from 8th October, 2018 to 12th October, 2018.

    (Pawan Diwan)
    Under Secretary

     
     

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  25. 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.

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    (Pawan Diwan)
    Under Secretary
     
     

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