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  • Since Google takes too much time to index the new content, it is advisable to use the Advanced Search of ECI Website to get the authenticated search results. If you are new to the ECI website please have a look at the Search Video.

  • Advanced Search within the website

    The search facilities within the ECI website, allow users to find specific content that they are looking for on the site, using words and other known criteria. How to use A simple search can be achieved by typing into the bar on the top right of the site by default, this will search all content types. 


    search.pngThe quick search box is available on every page. ECI Website includes a comprehensive search engine, enabling users to find content from across the website. With a wide range of filters available and the ability to drill down by content type, finding relevant content is simple.The term the user searches for will be looked for in both the title (topic title, event name, etc.), and the body (the post content, event details, etc.).
    First, perform a simple search for indexing options and select the relevant result. In the Search window panel click Advanced and then switch to the Content Search tab. Here you will find a list of most filters.

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    Advanced Search Options:
    Advanced search options are a set of very useful features offered by ECI Website. Advanced search gives the users the ability to narrow their searches by a series of different filters; i.e., Content Type, Search by Date, Search by Author (Division), Search by Tag, etc. When entering a search term, visitors see a clear interface so they can easily understand what areas they are searching in.
    You can apply one or more filters together in advanced search. For example, you can search a file with its issue date/ last updated time. Whether you want to search in both the Content title and the body or one of them.

    Search by Content Type:
    search by content.png The advanced search function in ECI Website offers you a powerful search that is usually great at finding the file you need. Here you will find a list of most Content types on your website, you can perform your search within all content type or you can choose of your choice. All content within the ECI Website is searchable. You will find eight (8) option here

    1. All Content: If all content type is selected this will try to find content within the whole ECI Website even in Gallery images.
    2. Images: This will find the individuals images within Gallery images.
    3. Albums: This will find the Albums created within Gallery for example Album -National Voters' Day 2018
    4. Files: This is the mostly searchable area of ECI website. All Current Issues, Press Releases, Instructions, Handbook Manuals and all the content uploaded on ECI website in pdf, xls, doc, ppt format fall in this category.
    5. FAQS: This will find the content within Frequently Asked Questions articles.
    6. EVM Training Films: EVM Training video can be found here.
    7. cVIGIL Articles: This will find the cVIGIL Articles.
    8. Pages: If the content type “Pages” is selected this will try to search text content within all the pages the whole ECI Website

    Find results in...
    While you are searching for a content it will be looked for in both the title (topic title, event name, etc.), and the body (the post content, event details, etc.).
    You can filter this search by applying the filter “Content titles and body or Content titles only”

    Find results that contain...
    This is one of the important filters of advanced search. If you are very much sure what exactly you are looking for, you can select All of my search term words,  it will yield only pages with the same words in the same order as what's in the search box. It's one of the most vital search tips, especially useful if you're trying to find results containing a specific phrase.
    If you select Any of my search term words, it will search all variations of that phrase. 

    Date created & last updated…
    If you’re searching for a file, and you know it was last created or modified during a certain period of time. You can limit your searches to date ranges in advance search options.

    search by tag.pngSearch by Tags / Author(Division):
    You have an option to search just by entering Tags. All Content available on the website have rich tagging structure and can be used as a search filter. Also, you have an option to search just by entering Author i.e. the division who has posted the content. 

     

     


    How to Search (With Example)
    gereral-search1.jpgGeneral Search: 

    1. The quick search box is available on every page.
    2. Type in the Keywords that you wish to search for in the provided space, customize your search through the option in the drop-down and click on the Search Icon button or press Enter.
    3. For Example on searching ‘EXIT POLL’ the search options will display files on the portal which contain either of the two words.
    4. For more accurate results search could be customized


    Customized Search

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    Under the search bar, you can observe 4 options in blue text

    • You may choose The Phrase “EXIT POLL” option when you want to search the complete phrase used anywhere on the website.
    • You may choose “EXIT and POLL” option if you want to search for a file that contains both the words.
    • You may choose “Newest result first” when you want to view the search result in a chronological manner
    • You may choose the “EXIT POLL in content titles only” It will Search the file title only

    Advanced Search

    Advanced Search option may be enabled either by choosing +More Search options or by double clicking on Search icon. Here you can find a list of filters here.

    For example, If you want to search an instruction having the phrase "EXIT POLL" in the title within Important Instructions. First, type the Search term as EXIT POLL then Select the Content-Type "File" (all the content uploaded on ECI website in pdf, xls, doc, ppt format). Once the Content-type File is selected the Category Box is enabled to choose the desired category. Now select Important instructions in the drop-down. (if you know the right category apply this filter. If this filter is not selected this will try to find content within the whole downloadable content in ECI Website.)

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    If you’re searching for a file, and you know it was last created or modified during a certain period of time. You can limit your searches to date ranges in custom option. Once you apply the filters press the Search Content Button. It will display all the files having Keyword "Exit Poll" within the chosen category (in this example - Important Instructions).

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  • Use the State of the Art Advanced Seach of Election Commission of India. Click here!

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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