Election Commission

Shiv Sena symbol war: Uddhav faction gets 15 more days to submit documents to EC

Last month, the Election Commission had asked the rival factions of the Shiv Sena, led by Thackeray and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, to submit documents by August 8.

published on : 11th August 2022

Supreme Court: It's 'anti-democratic' to de-register political parties for distributing freebies

"Question is, now to what extent we can interfere or go into the issue?" the apex court observed.

published on : 11th August 2022

Jammu and Kashmir polls unlikely this year as EC defers rolls revision date

The EC has revised the schedule of Special Summary Revision in J&K with November 25 as the final date for publication of electoral rolls, while draft rolls will be published on September 15.

published on : 11th August 2022

EC welcomes SC suggestion of panel on freebies, but doesn't want to be part of it

The PIL opposes the practice of political parties promising freebies during elections and seeks the Election Commission to invoke its powers to freeze their election symbols.

published on : 10th August 2022

'Provision of election law not applicable in mining lease case': Hemant Soren's legal team to EC

After the Soren side concludes its arguments, the BJP, the petitioner in the case, will give rejoinders. While dealing with such cases, EC functions as a quasi-judicial body.

published on : 9th August 2022

Shiv Sena poll symbol claim: Uddhav faction seeks four weeks to submit documents to EC

Last month, the Election Commission had asked the rival factions of the Shiv Sena, led by Thackeray and Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, to submit documents by August 8 in support of their claims.

published on : 8th August 2022

Three to four lakh first-time voters expected to be added to electoral roll in Gujarat

The EC will launch a special campaign on social media and on college campuses to include voters who complete 18 years on October 1 and prepare an up-to-date electoral roll.

published on : 8th August 2022

Fight over Shiv Sena poll symbol: Uddhav calls for party membership boost

"Our membership should reach a level, where no one even dares to needle the Shiv Sena. The EC will ask about membership and the number of affidavits the party (his faction) has," Thackeray said.

published on : 8th August 2022

130 'hate news' cases reported between 2019 Lok Sabha election and latest round of Assembly polls in 2022

Law Minister Kiren Rijiju also said the Election Commission has informed that no complaints were received from the political parties regarding data leaks during elections in the last five years.

published on : 5th August 2022

Karnataka HC Division bench sets aside subpoena on ex-CEC Sunil Arora

The single judge had issued the subpoena in the order dated June 17, 2022 in the election petition filed by Ravishivappa Padasalagi challenging the election to the Assembly of Mahesh Kumatahalli.

published on : 4th August 2022

Relief for Uddhav as SC asks EC not to decide Eknath Shinde faction's plea to be considered real Shiv Sena

A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana said it would take a call by Monday on referring the matters related to the recent Maharashtra political crisis to a constitution bench.

published on : 4th August 2022

Karnataka  HC sets aside summons to former Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora

Allowing the appeal filed by the Election Commission of India, a division bench of Justice Krishna S Dixit and Justice P Krishna Bhat set aside the order passed by a single judge to issue a subpoena.

published on : 4th August 2022

Ousted Pak PM Imran Khan's party received prohibited funding from 34 foreign nationals: Report

The Election Commission of Pakistan declared the party had kept 13 accounts secret, which it said was a violation of the Pakistan Constitution.

published on : 2nd August 2022

EC commences advance enrolment of new voters

On Monday, the ECI held a meeting with representatives of recognised political parties to discuss the linking Aadhaar with the Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC).

published on : 2nd August 2022

Election Commission to revise voters’ list every quarter

The EC has also come up with a campaign for voluntarily linking Aadhaar to voter IDs from Monday, but it is not mandatory.

published on : 2nd August 2022

Aadhaar number not mandatory for authenticating electoral registration

For offline submission of Form-6B, the registration office will deploy the booth-level officers (BLOs) who will visit door to door.

published on : 1st August 2022

91 per cent of donations received by regional political parties in 2020-21 went to five entities: ADR

A report prepared by the ADR focuses on the donations declared by the regional parties during the financial year 2020-21 to the Election Commission of India (ECI).

published on : 30th July 2022

Congress asks EC to defer electoral rolls updation

The Opposition party also asked the voters to check their names in the list as and when it would be displayed.

published on : 30th July 2022

17 going on 18? You can enrol on voter list now

Chief Electoral Officer of Karnataka Manoj Kumar Meena said they want to change all that, starting with encouraging teenagers to apply even before they turn 18.

published on : 29th July 2022

EC removes half of 20 lakh bogus voters

A voter in possession of such multiple cards could vote as many times as the number of cards he possesses.

published on : 29th July 2022
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