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    No. ECI/PN/107/2019 Dated: 11th November, 2019 PRESS NOTE ECI Condoles Passing Away of Former CEC Shri T N Seshan Sh Seshan will Remain an Icon for the Nation Forever: CEC Sh Sunil Arora The Election Commission of India deeply mourns the passing away of former Chief Election Commissioner Shri T.N. Seshan at Chennai late last night. A condolence meeting to pay respect to Shri Seshan was held at 1115hrs in Nirvachan Sadan, New Delhi today. Dy. Election Commissioner Shri Sudeep Jain is reaching Chennai on behalf of the Commission to pay l
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    No. ECI/PN/109/2019 Dated: 16th November, 2019 PRESS NOTE ECI to establish a Visiting Chair on Interdisciplinary Approach to Electoral Studies in memory of former CEC Sh T N Seshan Chair will be mentored by Sh N Gopalaswami Former CEC CEC Delivers the Keynote Address at Law Conclave at NIRMA University, Ahmedabad To commemorate and celebrate Sh T N Seshan’s special connect with the young and aspiring India, Election Commission of India has decided to establish and fund a Visiting chair on interdisciplinary approach to Electoral Studies in the C
  3. 387 downloads

    No. ECI/PN/99/2019 Dated: 24th October, 2019 Press Note Subject: New Arrangement made by Election Commission of India for prompt and accurate dissemination of results of Assembly Election and bye-elections of Oct 2019 In a first, the Election Commission of India has deployed an integrated ICT counting application which gives freedom to Returning Officers spread across the country to directly compute and enter the result data on the ECI new counting application. This application allows the Returning Officers to enter table-wise data in the software, thereby considerably reducin
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    No. ECI/PN/86/2019 Dated: 23rd September, 2019 Press Note Election Commission of India briefs General, Police and Expenditure Observers for the Assembly Elections in the States of Haryana and Maharashtra The Election Commission of India today organized a Briefing for Observers to be deployed for Elections to be held next month for the Haryana and Maharashtra Legislative Assemblies. Around 500 officers drawn from IAS, IPS officers as also from Indian Revenue Service and few other Central Services attended the briefing meeting. These officers a
  5. 475 downloads

    No. ECI/PN/98/2019 Date: 20th October, 2019 PRESS NOTE Subject: ECI appoints Sh Vinod Zutshi as Special Observer for Assandh AC Elections of Haryana. Election Commission of India has appointed Sh Vinod Zutshi ( former IAS Raj Retd), former Deputy Election Commissioner ECI and Secretary Tourism, as Special Observer for the ensuing Elections to 23 – Assandh Assembly Constituency of Karnal District in Haryana in light of the video circulating in social media. Sh Zutshi has been requested to proceed immediately to the Constituency to take necessary corrective action and ens
  6. 208 downloads

    No. ECI/PN/95/2019 Dated: 18th October, 2019 Press Note Subject: ECI replaces Police Observer of Nashik and Returning Officer of 125 Nashik West Assembly Constituency of Maharashtra. The Election Commission of India has replaced Police Observer of Nashik and one Returning Officer of Nashik district after reviewing the electoral preparedness of the state of Maharashtra. Police Observer was removed for not performing the task of observation satisfactorily. On the basis of input regarding progress of photo voter slip distribution, which is very important to inform each an
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    No. ECI/PN/87/2019 Dated: 23rd September, 2019 PRESS NOTE ECI appoints Two Special Expenditure Observers for Maharashtra In exercise of the powers conferred on it under Article 324 of the Constitution and Section 20B of The Representation of the People Act 1951, the Election Commission of India today appointed two ex-Indian Revenue Service officers – Ms Madhu Mahajan (ex IRS 1982) and Shri B Murali Kumar (ex IRS 1983) as Special Expenditure Observers for the forthcoming Elections to the Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra. Ms Mahajan would be required to watch the cond
  8. 1,354 downloads

    No. ECI/PN/89/2019/Communication Dated: 24th September, 2019 PRESS NOTE General Election to Legislative Assemblies of Haryana and Maharashtra 2019- Allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to National/ State Political Parties -regarding. A copy of the Commission's Order No.437/TA-LA/1/2019/Communication, dated 24th September, 2019 regarding allotment of Broadcast/Telecast time to National/State political parties in the General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Haryana and Maharashtra, 2019 is enclosed for the information of the general public.
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    ECI/PN/93/2019 Date: 30th September, 2019 PRESS NOTE Election Commission of India organizes refresher trainings for State Level Electoral Literacy Clubs’ Trainer The third 2 days’ workshop on Electoral Literacy Clubs (ELCs)for State Level Master Trainers & SVEEP Nodal Officer of Election Commission of India commenced on 30th September, 2019 at the IIIDEM Campus, New Delhi. After Lok Sabha Election 2019, it was decided to conduct workshops for effective establishment and working of ELCs as well as to strategize on the way forward. Two such workshops have a
  10. 858 downloads

    ECI/PN/92/2019 Date: 26th September, 2019 PRESS NOTE General election to the State Legislative Assemblies of Haryana & Maharashtra, 2019 - Media Coverage during the period referred to in Section 126 of the RP Act, 1951. The Schedule for holding General Election to the State Legislative Assemblies of Haryana & Maharashtra 2019 has been announced on 21st September, 2019. Poll is scheduled to be held in single phase in both the states on 21.10.2019. Section 126 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 prohibits displaying any election matter by means, in
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    No. ECI/PN/80/2019 Dated: 1st September, 2019 ECI to host the 4th General Assembly of Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) at Bengaluru India to take over as A-WEB Chair for 2019-21 The Election Commission of India is scheduled to host the 4th General Assembly of Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB) at Bengaluru on 3rd September 2019. India will take over as A-WEB’s Chair for the 2019-21 term. Over 50 countries across the globe will join the meeting at Beng
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    No. ECI/PN/82/2019 Dated: 3rd September, 2019 PRESS NOTE CEC Sh Sunil Arora Assumes Chairmanship of Association of World Election Bodies 4th General Assembly of AWEB Concludes at Bengaluru with New Vice Chairman Appointed from South Africa and New Secretary General from Republic of Korea An AWEB Centre of Training, Research and Documentation to be set up at the India International Institute of Democracy and Election Management, New Delhi Chief Election Commissioner, Shri Sunil Arora today assumed Chairmanship of Association of World Election Bodies (AWEB) for
  13. 11,419 downloads

    No. ECI/PN/79/2019 Dated: 1st September, 2019 Election Commission of India Launches a One Stop Solution to Verify & Authenticate Voter Details On the occasion of the nationwide mega million launch of Electors Verification Programme, a special camp was held at Election Commission of India Headquarters in New Delhi on September 1, 2019. Unveiling the initiative on National Voters’ Service Portal ( and Voter Helpline App, Chief Election Commissioner Shri Sunil Arora said, ‘Electoral Roll is the foundation on which the entire superstructure of the Election
  14. 1,102 downloads

    No. ECI/PN/77/2019 Dated: 25th August, 2019 PRESS NOTE Subject : Schedule for bye-election to fill casual vacancy in the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh– Regarding. There are four clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh which needs to be filled up: Sl. No. State Number & Name of Assembly Constituency 1. Chhattisgarh
  15. 261 downloads

    Bye Elections to the Council of States from Uttar Pradesh-reg.
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    Result of the election to the House of the People in respect of 8–Vellore Parliamentary Constituency of Tamil Nadu
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    No. ECI/PN/75/2019 Dated: 1st August, 2019 Subject: Bye Elections to the Council of States from Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh-reg. There are two casual vacancies in the Council of States as per the following details: - S.No States Name of Member Cause of vacancy Term of office up to 1. Rajasthan Madanlal Saini Death on 24.06.2019 03.04.2024
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    No. ECI/PN/76/2019 Dated: 1st August, 2019 Subject: Bye Elections to the Legislative Councils of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana by the members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) – reg. There are three casual vacancies in the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council and one casual vacancy in the Telangana Legislative Council by the Members of Legislative Assembly. The details of the vacancies are as follow: ANDHRA PRADESH Name of Member Cause of vacancy Term Upto Karana
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    No. ECI/PN/73/2019 Dated: 21st July, 2019 ETPBS & Service Voter; a successful turnout for Lok Sabha Election 2019 Among the many milestones recorded during the recently concluded Lok Sabha Election 2019, Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS) is one of its kind, in the world’s largest democratic election process. Compared to 13,27,627 number of registered Service Electors of last General Election in 2014, a record highest number of 18,02,646 were enrolled as Service Electors through online registration with the dedicated portal https://www.servicevoter.
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    No. ECI/PN/71/2019 Dated: 16th July, 2019 PRESS NOTE ECI Appoints Sh B Murli Kumar as Special Expenditure Observer for Election to 8 - Vellore PC, Tamil Nadu The Election Commission of India has appointed Ex- DG IT Chennai Sh B Murli Kumar (ex IRS - 1983) as Special Expenditure Observer for 8-Vellore Parliamentary Constituency that goes to polls now on 5th August 2019. It may be recalled that on 14th April 2019, the Commission had made a recommendation to the Hon’ble President of India, under Article 324 of the Constitution read with Section 21 of the General Clauses Act, 189
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    No. ECI/PN/72/2019 Dated: 19th July, 2019 PRESS NOTE Subject: Biennial election to Maharashtra Legislative Council from Aurangabad-cum-Jalna Local Authorities’ Constituency–reg. The term of office of a sitting member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council is due to expire as per the details given below: S.No. Name of the Member Name of Local Authorities’ Constituency Date of Retirement 1. Sh. Zambad Subhash Manakchand
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    No. ECI/PN/62/2019 Dated: 3rd June, 2019 Press Note ECI organises Debriefing Conference of State Chief Electoral Officers; Nine Working Groups set up on Core issues Election Commission of India organised in New Delhi today a day-long conference of Chief Electoral Officers of all States/UTs. The Officers were invited to deliberate on learnings from the recently concluded General Elections to the Lok Sabha 2019. While lauding the performances of all the CEOs, Chief Election Commissioner Shri Sunil Arora noted t
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    No. ECI/PN/68/2019 Dated: 25th June, 2019 PRESS NOTE Biennial Election to the Council of States from Tamil Nadu, 2019 –reg. The term of office of 06 (six) members of the Council of States elected from Tamil Nadu is going to expire on 24.07.2019 as per following S.No. Name of Member Date of retirement 1. T. Rathinavel 24.07.2019 2. Dr. V. Maitreyan 3.
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    No. ECI/PN/66/2019 Dated: 20th June, 2019 PRESS NOTE IIIDEM organizes a 5-day Capacity Building Program on ‘Electoral Technology’ for Officials of Union Election Commission of Myanmar Election Commissioner Sh. Sushil Chandra has emphasised the need of sharing best practices of Elections among Election Management Bodies to strengthen the democracy around the world. The Election Commissioner was addressing the Election Officials of Union Election Commission of Myanmar who are undergoing a five day training programme on Use of Technology in Elections at India International

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