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E-Voting: Elections take a technological leap

The election commission of India (ECI) is exploring the use of information technology in the voting process, as stated by the chief election commissioner, Nasim Zaidi, at an international seminar o

E-Voting: Ballot booth on your desktop

In 2004, a major technological push in the Indian electoral history took place when 1.5-million electronic voting machines (EVMs) replaced ballot boxes and papers for vote casting. The journey howe

In budget, don’t announce schemes for poll-bound states: Poll panel

The Election Commission of India has directed the government not to announce any schemes for the states where elections are going to take place. The election commission wrote a lette

How much cash political parties had pre-DeMo

While none of the political parties have so far volunteered detailed information about how they coped with the demonetisation-remonetisation drive, the audit reports for the financial year 2015-16

Respond to notice by Feb 9, poll panel to Parrikar

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar has been asked by the Election Commission of India to respond to its notice by February 9 on an election related remark.   The poll

Election Commission shows it has spine

The election commission has become increasingly assertive in the past few months, showing its mettle in times of electoral challenges.   Weeks after rooting from EVMs

Only website that dishes out authentic poll fare

Amid the cacophony of TV channels and updates from websites, you may be wondering which website to turn to for getting results that count? Well, the only website that offers result which are offici

Electoral bonds emerge as preferred mode of political donation

Electoral bonds, introduced in January 2018 to bring in transparency in political funding, has emerged as the preferred route for making donations to parties, according to an analysis of the partie

Aadhaar linkage with electoral roll on cards

The election commission of India (ECI) has been working on a series of electoral reforms, and the agenda includes linking Aadhaar with the electoral roll, considering paid news and false affidavit

Vote in the time of Covid: EC hosts global webinar

On completion of one year of the chairmanship of the Association of World Election Bodies (A-WEB), the Election Commission (EC) of India on Monday hosted an international webinar on the the

How about flagging candidates with criminal past on ballot?

The concept of the ‘Rule of Law’ is the basic structure of our constitution. It becomes imperative to observe the rule of law in order to run the country according to the constitutional

A simple device can empower voters with visual disability

Section 11 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 states that the Election Commission of India (ECI) and the State Election Commissions (SECs) shall ensure that all polling stations a

How to make elections more meaningful

The Power of the Ballot: Travail and Triumph in the Elections

India celebrates National Voters’ Day

The 13th National Voters’ Day was celebrated across the country Wednesday with president Droupadi Murmu gracing the national event held here. Kiren Rijiju, union minister for law & justic

Seshan’s posthumous autobiography is essential reading on electoral reforms

Through the Broken Glass: An Autobiography By T.N. Seshan Rupa, 368 pages, Rs 795 Tirunellai Narayana Iyer Seshan was a one-of-a-kind administ

Five states to have assembly elections in November

The Election Commission of India on Monday announced the dates of the much-awaited assembly elections to the five states – Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana.

Former CEC’s book on India’s democracy is an indispensable reading

India’s Experiment with Democracy: The Life of a Nation through its Elections By S. Y. Quraishi HarperCollins, 560 pages, Rs 699

Seizures worth Rs. 1,760 crore reported in five poll-bound states

The Election Commission of India’s persistent efforts have led to a significant and exponential increase in seizures in the five poll-going states of Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Ra

Elections 2024: Banks, post offices to chip in for voter education

In a first-of-its-kind initiative, Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with two prominent organisations, the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA

Lok Sabha polls from April 19, results on June 4

The poll season began on Saturday officially, with the Election Commission of India announcing the schedule for the Lok Sabha elections, along with the elections of the assemblies of Andhra Pradesh

ECI walks extra mile to reach out to elderly, PwD voters

In a path-breaking initiative, the Election Commission of India (ECI), for the first time in a Lok Sabha Election, has provided the facility of home voting for the elderly and Persons with Disabili

‘World’s biggest festival of democracy’ begins

The much-awaited General Elections of 2024, billed as the world’s biggest festival of democracy, began on Friday with Phase 1 of polling in 102 Parliamentary Constituencies (the highest among

Elections 2024: 1,351 candidates in fray for Phase 3

As many as 1,351 candidates from 12 states /UTs are contesting elections in Phase 3 of Lok Sabha Elections 2024. The number includes eight contesting candidates for the adjourned poll in 29-Betul (

Voting by tribal communities blossoms as ECI’s efforts bear fruit

The efforts made by the Election Commission of India (ECI), over last two years, for inclusion of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) communities and other tribal groups in the electoral p

75 visitors from abroad watch world’s largest elections unfold

As a beacon of electoral integrity and transparency, the Election Commission of India (ECI) exemplifies its commitment to conduct general elections of the highest standards, offering a golden bridg

General Elections: Phase 3 voter turnout 64.4%

Polling in third phase of General Elections recorded an approximate voter turnout of 64.4%, as of 11:40 pm Tuesday, as per the data released by the Election Commission of India close to the midnigh

General Elections: Phase 4 voting on in 96 seats

As many as 17.7 crore electors are eligible to vote in the fourth phase of general elections taking place on Monday in 10 states/UTs. 175 Legislative Assembly seats of Andhra Pradesh and 28 Legisla

Voter turnout: Drop from 2019 reduces further

As the voting percentages dropped drastically in the first couple of phases of the ongoing general elections, observers and analysts spoke of ‘voter apathy’ blamed it on a lack of &ldqu

Urban apathy in Mumbai, Maharashtra sees 49% voting

Polling in the fifth phase of General Elections 2024 which commenced at 7 am on Monday simultaneously across 49 PCs recorded an approximate voter turnout of 57.47% as of 7:45 pm. Vo

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


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