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Presidential Election 2022: Voting to take place on 18 July

President Ram Nath Kovind's term of office will end on 24 July.

1 min read9 Jun 2022

ECI enhances limits on expenditure by candidates ahead of upcoming Assembly polls in 2022

The agency said that these revised numbers will be applicable in all upcoming elections.

1 min read6 Jan 2022

EC reviews Covid, law and order situation in poll-bound states, stresses on need for vaccinations

Elections are due in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, Punjab and Manipur and the Commission is expected to announce poll dates in the next few days.

1 min read6 Jan 2022

Parliament passes bill to link electoral rolls with Aadhaar

Bill which seeks to remove fake voters from electoral rolls was passed in Rajya Sabha by voice vote

2 min read22 Dec 2021

ECI constitutes committee to examine issues concerning expenditure limit

Election Commission of India considered a proposal to increase the election expenditure specially due to Covid 19 situationPolitical parties in its feedback to Commission had asked for an increase in the expenditure of Bihar assembly election following the pandemic

1 min read21 Oct 2020

EC announces dates for elections to 11 Rajya Sabha seats

Voting will be held on 9 November and counting to be conducted on the same day, the poll panel announced todayUnion minister Hardeep Singh Puri and SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav are among the 10 members from Uttar Pradesh retiring on November 25

1 min read13 Oct 2020
Elections 2019

Over 52,000 voters opt for postal ballots in 1st phase of Bihar polls: EC

These voters belong to Senior Citizen (above 80 years of age) and PwD categories, the poll body saidThese voters will be provided postal ballots on pre-informed date(s) by the Returning Officers with proper security and videography arrangements to ensure secrecy, safety, and transparency in the process, said EC

1 min read12 Oct 2020

EC relaxes timeline for entities to register as parties in Bihar in view of Covid

As per the existing guidelines, a party seeking registration has to submit an application to the Commission within 30 days following the date of its formation

1 min read8 Oct 2020

Bihar polls 2020: EC issues guidelines for elections. Read details

The norms for the number of people accompanying a candidate for the submission of a nomination is now two instead of fiveOnline facilities have also been created for filing in the nomination forms and for the first time

2 min read26 Sep 2020

Former finance secretary Rajiv Kumar appointed as Election Commissioner

Kumar is a retired Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer of 1984 Jharkhand cadreKumar will replace Election Commissioner Ashok Lavasa, resigned earlier this week, whose tenure is set to end on 31 August

1 min read21 Aug 2020
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