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  • Candidate Nomination Application


    The Election Commission of India has traditionally been using paper method for receiving the Candidate Nominations. These nominations were then digitized and uploaded. This created several errors in data entry and uploads. Further, each application like that meant for counting will have to again capture the names of the candidates on the application. 

    Candidate Nomination is part of the umbrella app called ENCORE (Enabling Communications on Real-time Environment). The application is the first input module which feeds into Candidate Affidavit Portal, Voter Helpline Portal, EVM stock requirement, counting data and results display. 

    Once digitised the application displays candidate related information like the basic profile, party name and their original affidavit. The Returning Officer uses the application for Candidate Scrutiny and finalising the list of contesting candidates. 

    Once the nomination is finalised, the total number of contesting candidate details are utilised by the EVM Management Software for finalising the requirements of the number of EVM / VVPAT machines.

    The information of the candidates is then published on the dedicated candidate portal including their affidavit. Similarly, the information punched into Candidate Nomination is also made available through the Voter Helpline and Pwd Mobile App. 

    The inputs of this module are used during the counting process. The Returning Officer uses the data to enter table-wise entries for each round of declaration. All the reports of candidate declaration, statutory reports and result declaration are all handled, using the base information obtained from Candidate Nomination. 

    Finally, the results published on the ECI website as also on the Voter Helpline app use  information about the candidates from this application. 

    nomination.jpgFunctionality
    Returning officer digitizes the complete candidate profile (Name, Father's Name, Address, Age Photo), Party details and affidavits that will be available for public and the same information will be used to generate FORM 7A.
    The system also allows the Returning Officer to manage multiple nominations applied by the same candidate.
    Along with the Nomination details, the Returning Officer needs to upload the scanned copy of Candidate affidavit that will also be available in the public domain for purposes of view and download.
     
    Once the candidate Nomination details are entered in the ENCORE, a unique system-generated Candidate ID and Nomination ID is assigned to each nomination applied.

    Different types of Nomination reports are available for the officers such as;

    • Date wise report
    • Gender wise report
    • Category wise report
    • Party wise report
    • Candidate wise report

    Outcome
    As this is the initial feeder module on which all other modules are dependent, it is of high importance and dependence. Correct data entry at the initial stage in the application ensures that all other applications utilises the correct data. From the starting of the application 40,858 candidates nominations have been digitized which include various State Elections and most importantly the Parliamentary elections of 2019. 

    The simple interface of the application results in faster and error-free feeding of the Candidate information and uploading of affidavits in the system. The candidate related information is made available in the public domain through Affidavit Portal and Voter Helpline App on the same day when the nomination was applied for. 

    This application framework will be utilised in future for allowing candidates to file  e-nomination directly, thus making the entire nomination process online. 

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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. 

Voter Helpline App

Voter HelplineDownload our NEW Mobile App 'Voter Helpline' from Play Store. The Android App 'Voter Helpline' provides you easy searching of your name in Electoral Roll, filling up online forms, knowing about Elections, and most importantly, lodging grievance. You will have access to everything about Election Commission of India. You can view the latest Press release, Current News, Events, Gallery and much more. You can also track your form application and status of your grievance. Click here to download. Don't forget to give your feedback from the link provided within the Application.

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