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    No. ECI/PN/74/2020 Date: 8th October, 2020 PRESS NOTE Subject : Registration of political parties under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 – Public Notice Period – regarding. Registration of Political parties is governed by the provisions of Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. A party seeking registration under the said Section with the Commission has to submit an application to the Commission within a period of 30 days following the date of its formation as per guidelines prescribed by the Commission in exercise of the powers conferred by Article 324 of the Constitution of India and Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. As per existing guidelines, the applicant association is, inter-alia, asked to publish proposed Name of the party in two national daily news papers and two local daily newspapers, on two days for submitting objections, if any, with regard to the proposed registration of the party before the Commission within 30 days from such publication. Notice so published is also displayed on the website of the Commission. 2. The Commission has announced the General Elections for the Legislative Assembly of Bihar,2020 on 25th September, 2020. It has been brought to the notice of the Commission that in view of prevailing restrictions on account of Covid -19, there was dislocation and delay in moving applications for registration, which in turn led to delay in registration as a Political Party. Therefore, after considering all aspects of the matter, the Commission has given a relaxation and has reduced the notice period from 30 days to 7 days for the parties who have published their public notice on or before 07.10.2020. For all parties, including of those parties which have already published the Public Notice in less than 7 days prior to 07.10.2020, objection, if any, can be submitted latest by 5.30 PM on 10th October, 2020 or by the end of the originally provided 30 days period, whichever is earlier. 3. This relaxation will remain in force till 20th October, 2020, the last date of nomination for Phase 3 of the General Election to the Legislative Assembly of State of Bihar.
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    Election Commission of India’s response to letter dated 29th June, 2020 of Shri Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary, CPI (M)
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    No. ECI/PN/31/2020 Dated: 24th March, 2020 PRESS NOTE ECI DEFERS RAJYA SABHA POLL IN VIEW OF COVID-19; FRESH DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED LATER On 25.02.2020, Election Commission of India announced elections to the Council of States to fill 55 seats of Members from 17 States, retiring in the month of April,2020, which were notified vide Notification No. 318/CS-Multi/2020(1) dated 06.03.2020. After the last date of withdrawal on 18.03.2020, respective Returning Officers declared 37 seats from 10 States filled in uncontested. Now, as per the reports received from the concerned Returning Officers, the biennial elections for 18 seats from the States of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya and Rajasthan are to be conducted on 26.03.2020 (Thursday) and the date before which election was to be completed as earlier announced by the Commission was 30.03.2020 (Monday). On 11.03.2020, World Health Organization has declared Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 a global pandemic. Ministry of Health & Family Affairs and Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India have issued various guidelines and instructions to monitor and contain the transmission of COVID-19. Government of India, vide its press note dated 22.03.2020, has asked all the State Governments to take all measures to break the chain of transmission of COVID-19. This includes suspension of all train services till 31.03.2020 including sub urban rail services; closure of all activities except essential services such as hospitals, telecom, medicine shops, provision stores etc. Subsequently, on 23.03.2020 it has also been informed that the operations of domestic schedule commercial airlines shall cease operations with effective from the mid night 23.59 IST hours on 24.03.2020. State Governments have issued various orders including curb on local transportation accordingly for management and containment of COVID-19. The States of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya and Rajasthan have issued orders of lock down to contain the transmission of COVID-19. Commission has reviewed in detail the matter. The prevailing unforeseen situation of public health emergency indicates the need for avoidance of possibilities of gatherings of any nature, which expose all concerned to possible health hazard. The poll process in the above said elections would necessarily include the gathering of polling officials, agents of political parties, support officials and members of respective Legislative Assemblies on the poll day, which may not be suitable in view of the prevailing unforeseen situation and related advisories in the country. Section 153 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 specifies that the Election Commission for reasons which it considers sufficient, may extend the time for the completion of any election by making necessary amendments in the notification issued by it under section 30 or sub-section (1) of section 39; and accordingly, the Election Commission has deferred the poll and extended the period of said election under the provisions of section 153 of the said Act. The list of contesting candidates, already published for the said elections by the respective Returning Officers shall remain valid for the purposes of remaining activities, as prescribed under the said notification. Fresh date of poll and counting for the said biennial elections shall be announced in due course after reviewing the prevailing situation.
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    No. 576/3/EVM/2020/SDR-Vol.I Dated: 14th January,2020 To, The Chief Electoral Officer NCT of Delhi Subject: -General Election to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi- Use of Electronic Voting Machines and VVPAT. Sir, I am directed to enclose herewith the Commission’s Direction dated 14thJanuary, 2020, regarding use of Electronic Voting Machines and VVPAT at the current General Election to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi. The Direction may be published in the Official Gazette of NCT of Delhi immediately. 2. I am further directed to invite your attention to the Rules 49A, 49B, 49P and 49T(2) of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, relating to the designs of voting machines, form and language(s) of the ballot paper on the balloting unit, design and language of tendered ballot paper and the manner of sealing of voting machines after the poll. The related instruction in this regard contained in the Chapter on‘Postal Ballot Papers and Ballot Papers for Voting Machines’, in Returning Officers’ Handbook, 2019edition may kindly be followed. Attention is also invited to the instructions regarding use of VVPAT system and sealing of the paper slip after counting is completed. 3 The above mentioned instructions may be brought to the notice of the Returning Officers of the Constituencies concerned for their information and compliance. 4. The aforesaid decision of the Commission may also be given wide publicity. 5. As regards counting of votes, your attention is invited to the provisions of Rules 50 to 54A, 60 to 66A and 55C to 57C of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, and also the Commission’s detailed directions and instructions relating to counting of votes as contained in the Returning Officers’ Handbook, 2019 and the other supplementary instructions issued on the subject, from time to time. The Returning Officers should be instructed to follow the said directions and instructions scrupulously. 6. Kindly acknowledge receipt and confirm action taken. Yours faithfully, (Abhishek Tiwari) Under Secretary --------------------------- To be published in the Official Gazette of State Government of NCT of Delhi ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi – 110001 Dated: 14thJanuary, 2020 DIRECTION No.576/3/EVM/2020/SDR-Vol.I:- Whereas, Section 61A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, provides that the giving and recording of votes by Voting Machines in such manner as may be prescribed, may be adopted in such constituency or constituencies as the Election Commission of India may, having regard to the circumstances of each case, specify; and 2. Whereas, as per the proviso to Rule 49A of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, a Printer with a drop box of such design, as may be approved by the Election Commission of India, may also be attached to voting machine for printing a paper trail of the vote, in such constituency or constituencies or parts thereof as the Election Commission of India may direct; and 3. Whereas, the Commission has considered the circumstances in all the Constituencies for the General Election to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi announced by the Commission’s Press Note No. ECI/PN/4/2020 dated 6th January, 2020 ,and is satisfied that sufficient number of Electronic Voting Machines and Printers for printing Paper Trail [Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail(VVPAT)] are available for taking the poll in all the Assembly Constituencies of NCT of Delhi, the polling personnel are well trained in efficient handling of the Electronic Voting Machines and Printers for Paper Trail (hereafter referred to as ‘VVPAT Printers’) and the electors are also fully conversant with the operation of the Electronic Voting Machines and the VVPAT Printers; 4. Now, therefore, the Election Commission of India, in exercise of its powers under the said Section 61A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, and Rule 49A of the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, hereby specifies all the Assembly Constituencies of NCT of Delhi for the general election to the Legislative Assembly notified on 14-01-2020 as theconstituencies in which the votes,shall be given and recorded by means of Electronic Voting Machines and VVPAT printers in the manner prescribed, under the Conduct of Elections Rules, 1961, and the supplementary instructions issued by the Commission from time to time on the subject. 5. The Commission also hereby approves the design of the Electronic Voting Machine and the Printer with the drop box (the VVPAT Printers) as developed by the Bharat Electronics Ltd., Bangalore and Electronics Corporation of India Ltd., Hyderabad, which shall be attached to the said machines, to be used for the giving and recording of votes in all the Constituencies. By Order, (N.T.BHUTIA) Secretary

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