CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER

  • Afghanistan's chief electoral officer resigns June 23, 2014

    Kabul: Afghanistan's chief electoral officer resigned on Monday in a bid to resolve a political crisis over allegations of massive fraud in the runoff presidential vote earlier this month. Zia ulHaq Amarkhail said that he denies any involvement in fraud but he is stepping down "for the national interest." One...
  • Returning officers to give certificates to winning candidates after poll counting May 14, 2014

    Lok Sabha Joint Secretary AK Singh has asked Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer to direct the returning officers to present certificates to winning candidates after poll counting and inform them about facilities and arrangements made for them in New Delhi. In the letter, the joint secretary on Tuesday asked state CEO...
  • Bihar CEO gives clean chit to district officials in Rabri search incident May 7, 2014

    Giving a clean chit to Saran district officials in the search incident related to former Chief Minister and RJD candidate from Saran constituency Rabri Devi, Bihar Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ajay V Nayak said the administration was not at fault in the incident. "I don't think the district administration is at...
  • No foolproof method to avoid errors in electoral rolls: CEO April 21, 2014

    Mumbai: Problems arising out of deletions in electoral rolls is inevitable as there is no foolproof measure against errors, Chief Electoral Officer Maharashtra Nitin Gadre said in Mumbai on Monday. "The exercise of deletions was concluded in August 2013 and names of as many as 50 lakh people were...
  • CEC seeks report on poll code violation by former DGP Harish Meena March 22, 2014

    The Rajasthan Election Department has sought factual report about the alleged violation of poll code by former DGP and BJP candidate Harish Meena at a government bungalow in Jaipur. "I have sought a report in this case," Chief Electoral Officer of Rajasthan Ashok Jain told reporters here on Saturday when asked...
  • Election Commission bans exit polls till December 4 November 9, 2013

    The Election Commission has banned the publication and dissemination of exit polls of any kind in the five poll bound states from November 11 till December 4, when the Assembly elections are over. The Commission issued these orders and sent them to Chief Electoral Officers of all the five pollbound states...
  • BJP files complaint with Rajasthan Chief Electoral Officer against Rahul's speech October 25, 2013

    BJP on Thursday filed a complaint with the Rajasthan Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), alleging violation of the model code of conduct by Congress vicepresident Rahul Gandhi during his speech in Churu and Alwar. A BJP delegation, led by party vicepresident Onkar Singh Lakhawat, alleged Rahul's speeches in Churu and Alwar on...
  • EC keeping a watch on use of gold during poll campaign in Delhi October 11, 2013

    After taking steps to stop flow of black money in the run up to the assembly election, the Election Commission today decided to monitor transactions involving gold in the national capital. The Chief Electoral officer has already directed the Income Tax Department officials to keep a close watch on places like...
  • Himachal: Kinnaur sees 54 per cent polling June 28, 2013

    Shimla: Polling for the second and last phase of the Mandi Lok Sabha byelection in Himachal Pradesh's rainhit Kinnaur district on Thursday saw 54 percent voter turnout, an election official said. "The turnout was just 11 percent in the first two hours but by noon it picked up pace," said...
  • BSP demands removal of Karnataka chief electoral officer April 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Taking strong exception to alleged harassment of party chief Mayawati while campaigning in Karnataka, BSP on Monday demanded immediate removal of the state Chief Electoral Officer and action against erring officials to ensure fair polls. BSP general secretary Satish Chandra Misra has complained to the Chief Election Commissioner,...
  • Stop distribution of TV sets: EC tells TN govt March 2, 2011

    Chennai: With the model code of conduct coming into force for the April 13 Tamil Nadu Assembly polls, the Election Commission on Wednesday ordered stoppage of distribution of free colour TV sets, the ruling DMK's flagship scheme. Chief Electoral Officer Praveen Kumar also warned of "severe action" against officials found violating...
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