Polling percentage in 1st phase of LS polls better than 2014

New Delhi, Apr 13: The voter turn out in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 was recorded at 69.43 per cent, the Election Commission said.

A total of 91 Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 18 states and two Union territories had gone for polls in the first phase.

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To monitor elections, Election Commission brings in drones for first time

voting-11New Delhi, Apr 11: For the first time the Election Commission (EC) of India is using drones to monitor the elections. Voting in the first phase of the polls commenced today.

At least 13 drones are being used in the Gautam Buddh Nagar constituency and the same was introduced to monitor any unwanted activities on the ground. The drones have been deployed in the various districts that falls under this constituency.

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Poll code most flouted in J&K as govt officials hit the campaign trail

eciSrinagar, Apr 09: For the Election Commission of India (ECI), it has been nothing short of a nightmare to conduct the elections in the troubled state of Jammu and Kashmir.

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First phase of 2019 Lok Sabha polls likely to held in second week of April

New Delhi, Jan 6: The Election Commission of India is likely to announce the dates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in March. The ECI is in the process of collecting details of the dates of festivals and school examinations, following which it would finalise the schedule for the elections.

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Madhya Pradesh election results: Congress stakes claim, wait says Governor

anandibenpatelBhopal, Dec 12: An official appointment would be given only after the situation in Madhya Pradesh is made clear by the Election Commission of India, the Governor’s office said after the Congress sought an appointment in Madhya Pradesh.

Rajasthan elections: Polling in all constituencies to be conducted through VVPAT

vvpatJaipur, Sep 19: In a first, polling in all 200 constituencies in the upcoming Rajasthan assembly elections would be conducted through Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) and EVM M-3 machines, Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat said Tuesday.

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Can rules be framed for parties to curb illegal hoardings, HC asks Election Commission

Mumbai, Sep 15: The Bombay High Court Friday asked the Election Commission (EC) if the latter could frame guidelines for political parties to curb defacement of public properties caused by illegal hoardings.

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2,044 unrecognised parties continue to collect donations, here is how

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Out of the 2,099 political parties in India, 2,044 of them are un-recognised, a latest gazette issued by the Election Commission of India says.

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Karnataka election: Aimed at women empowerment, state to have 450 Sakhi booths

With an aim of empowering women, the Election Commission of India will set up Sakhi or Pink polling booths for the Karnataka Assembly Election 2018. The elections will be held on May 12 while counting would take place on May 15.

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BJP to set challenge Ahmed Patel’s RS win in court

Ahmed Patel1The BJP is set to challenge the victory of Ahmed Patel in the Rajya Sabha elections from Gujarat that were held on Tuesday. Patel of the Congress won after the ECI invalidated two votes.

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