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Thailand to conduct polls on Feb 2, says EC
Bangkok, Dec. 09 : Thailand's Election Commission (EC) member Sodsri Sattayatham has said that a general election will be held within 60 days and suggested February 2 for polls to be held.
CEC Sampath lauds political parties for their maturity
New Delhi, Dec.9 : Chief Election Commissioner V.S. Sampath has praised all political parties for displaying maturity during the recently-held assembly elections in Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Election Commission issues show cause notice to Kejriwal
New Delhi, Dec 7 : The Delhi State Election Commission has issued a show cause notice to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal for alleged financial irregularities during the recently held state assembly polls. "The show cause notice was issued on Thursday by the concerned Returning Officer ...
Poll code violation: EC rejects Jaya's defence
New Delhi, Dec 6 : The Election Commission of India on Friday rejected Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's defence on poll code violation and advised her to be 'careful in future'.
EC asks Jayalalithaa to stick to poll code, rejects stand
New Delhi, Dec 6 : The Election Commission Friday rejected Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's contention on its notice for Model Code of Conduct violation and advised her to be careful in future and not announce new schemes during elections to lure voters.
Poll panel sets ball rolling for Lok Sabha polls
Agartala, Dec 6 : The Election Commission, in preparation for the 16th Lok Sabha polls due in April-May 2014, has asked Chief Electoral Officers (CEOs) of all states to update the necessary data and electoral rolls, officials in the Tripura capital said Friday.
Foreign delegates witness Indian polls
New Delhi, Dec 5 : Twenty Four heads or representatives of Election Commissions from eight countries of the Middle East and Africa witnessed the Assembly elections in Indian states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Delhi, the Election Commission of India said on Thursday.
Delhi officials worked all night to ensure poll success
New Delhi, Dec 5 : Over 100 officials of the Delhi Election Commission worked throughout Wednesday night, compiling poll data that poured in from across the city.
Delhiites give a thumbs up to model polling stations
New Delhi, Dec 5 : Equipped with better infrastructure, better crowd management, prominent signages, and first aid facilities, the model polling stations - a new initiative of the state election commission for Wednesday's elections - were given a thumbs up by Delhi voters.
Delhi registers record 65.86 percent voting in Wednesday's polls
New Delhi, Dec 5 : Delhi shattered previous records as it registered 65.86 percent voting in Wednesday's assembly elections, an Election Commission official said Thursday.
Nepal Maoists blame army, election commission for poll disaster
Kathmandu, Dec 5 : The Prachanda-led Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist (UCPN-M) has blamed the army and the election commission for its humiliating defeat in the second Constituent Assembly election held Nov 19.
Repoll in 3 more MP booths, bye-polls in Tamil Nadu's Yercaud ...
New Delhi/Bhopal/Chennai, Dec. 4 : The Election Commission has ordered repolling in three more assembly polling booths in Madhya Pradesh.
Delhi records highest poll code violations in history
New Delhi, Dec 4 : Delhi Wednesday recorded the highest number of violations of the Model Code of Conduct in the history of assembly elections, the Election Commission said.
Delhi headed for record polling
New Delhi, Dec 4 : Delhi was Wednesday headed for a record turnout of voters in an assembly election, as people were still waiting in winding queues to cast their ballots long past the closing time of 5 p.m., an Election Commission official said.
Polling still continuing in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 4 : A heavy turnout saw voters still exercising their franchise at 6.45 pm in Delhi where polling was to have ended at 5 pm Wednesday. The election commission extended the time of voting as around one lakh people were still standing in queues waiting for their turn to vote, said ...
EC control room more organised this time
New Delhi, Dec 4 : The control room of the Delhi Election Commission, supervising the polling in the 70 assembly constituencies, was more relaxed and orderly Wednesday unlike in the past.
Over 1,000 sex workers vote in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 4 : Some 1,050 sex workers living in Delhi's infamous G.B. Road red light area Wednesday voted in the assembly elections, thanks to an enrolment drive by the election commission.
Polling in Delhi may touch record 70 percent
New Delhi, Dec 4 : A record 70 percent turnout is expected in Delhi, said an Election Commission official Wednesday, attributing it to brisk voting in the last two hours at polling stations.
Delhi records 48 percent voting till 3 p.m.
New Delhi, Dec 4 : Voting picked up in the national capital towards the afternoon with 48 percent of electors exercising their franchise till 3 p.m., a statement by the Delhi Election Commission said Wednesday.
60 voting machines replaced during Delhi polls
New Delhi, Dec 4 : A total of 60 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were replaced before and during polling in all the constituencies in the capital, said an election commission officer.
Delhi polls: EC texts people to vote
New Delhi, Dec 3 : On the eve of the Dec 4 Delhi assembly polls, the Delhi Election Commission Tuesday sent text messages to people, reminding them to cast their ballots.
Delhi all set for peaceful polls, says EC
New Delhi, Dec 3 : When 1,19,32,067 voters in Delhi will vote Dec 4 at the 11,913 polling centres in the nine districts, a total of 92,615 guards will provide cover, said an Election Commission (EC) official Tuesday.
EC hopes record voter turnout in Delhi polls
New Delhi, Dec.3 : The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday said that all necessary precautions have been taken for tomorrow's elections here, and hoped for a peaceful electoral process marked by an unprecedented voter turnout.
Bangladesh opposition wants parliamentary polls put off
Dhaka, Dec 3 : The Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has urged the Election Commission to postpone the Jan 5 parliamentary elections in order to "save the country" as the countrywide blockade of road, rail and water transport called by the BNP-led opposition alliance entered the third day Monday.
EC notice to Jayalalithaa for violating model code of conduct
New Delhi, Dec.2 : The Election Commission has issued a notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for violating model code of conduct, and has asked her to reply by tomorrow evening.
EC records highest poll code violations in Delhi
New Delhi, Dec 2 : The number of violations of the Model Code of Conduct this year is the highest in the history of assembly elections in Delhi, an Election Commission official said Monday.
EC serves notice to Jayalalithaa on DMK complaint
Chennai, Dec 2 : The Election Commission issued notice to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa seeking an explanation on a complaint by the DMK of alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct during the Yercaud bye-election campaign.
Sindh, Balochistan polls schedule to be out Dec 7
Islamabad, Dec 2 : The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) Monday said that the schedule for local bodies (LB) polls in Sindh and Balochistan provinces will be issued Dec 7, Geo News reported.
Rich candidates in Delhi on EC radar
By Rupesh Dutta, New Delhi, Dec 2 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) is keeping an eagle eye on the "rich" candidates contesting the assembly elections in Delhi. They will be disqualified if they cross the EC's expenditure limit of Rs 14 lakh during campaigning. Senior officials in the Delhi ...
Over 1,500 sex workers set to vote in Delhi elections
By Rajnish Singh, New Delhi, Nov 30 : Nafeesa, who has been living in Delhi's infamous G.B. Road red-light area for 15 years, feels lucky to be included among the over 1,500 sex workers who would cast their votes in the Dec 4 Delhi assembly elections - thanks to an enrolment drive by the state ...