Evms

  • LS polls: NOTA stood third in five Chhattisgarh constituencies May 22, 2014

    None Of The Above (NOTA) option was the third choice of voters in five of the eleven Lok Sabha constituencies of Chhattisgarh. Of the 1,22,50,211 voters in the state who exercised the franchise in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, 2,24,889 -- 1.8 per cent --  opted for NOTA. In Surguja,...
  • Lok Sabha poll counting LIVE: BJP gets 9 seats, Charan Das Mahant wins from Korba May 16, 2014

    Election Commission of India is gearing up for the counting day on Friday. Security will be tight at 26 counting centres across the state as counting for the 11 seats begins at 8 am. The first trend for the counting of 11 Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh will  be available by...
  • Modi wave sweeps Madhya Pradesh, BJP gets 27 of 29 seats May 16, 2014

    Election Commission of India is gearing up for the counting day on Friday. Security will be tight at 51 counting centres across the state as counting for the 29 seats begins at 8 am. Elaborate arrangements have been made for counting of votes for the 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya...
  • LS polls: Arvind Kejriwal to reach Varanasi ahead of counting May 15, 2014

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal will arrive in the temple town this evening ahead of the counting day tomorrow for the Lok Sabha elections held in a marathon nine phases spread over 35 days. The AAP chief will arrive here by a flight from New Delhi, and will even visit...
  • Counting in Delhi: 8.2 million votes, 2,000 EVMs, 150 candidates May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Counting of 8.2 million votes in Delhi will be done at seven counting centres where more than 7,000 security personnel drawn from Delhi Police and seven companies of a paramilitary force will be on duty, said a Delhi Election Commission official. A total of 2,000 electronic voting machines...
  • LS polls: Several EVMs found sealed before scheduled time May 10, 2014

    Some Electronic Voting Machines, which were to be used for polling in the battle for high-profile Lok Sabha seat in Varanasi, were found to be sealed on Friday before the scheduled time. The BJP raised the issue with Election Commission officials and seals were reopened, EC officials said. The machines go...
  • LS polls: Akali Dal workers break EVM at Patiala April 30, 2014

    Chandigarh: Some Akali Dal workers on Wednesday allegedly damaged the control unit of EVM at the Bajwa Colony at Patiala and later banged the machine on the floor, officials said. The Akali workers earlier uprooted the booth of Congress party and entered the polling booth and tried to take control over,...
  • LS polls: About 70 pc voting in repolling at 12 booths in Karnataka April 29, 2014

    Bangalore: An estimated 70 per cent of the electorate today cast their vote in the re-polling held at 12 polling stations across nine Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka. "We have estimated 65 to 70 per cent voter turnout at re-polling held in 12 polling stations today," Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer Anil...
  • Voters to get 'automated-receipts' at Gandhinagar LS constituency April 29, 2014

    Gandhinagar: Gujarat's Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat is among the seven constituencies of the country where voters will be able to verify their vote through a newly introduced ballot verification method VVPAT. "Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) will be used in Gandhinagar Lok Sabha among the seven seats of the country,"...
  • EC orders repolling in 12 polling stations in Karnataka on April 29 April 26, 2014

    Bangalore: Repolling will be held in 12 polling stations spread across nine Lok Sabha constituencies in Karnataka on April 29 due to technical problems in Electronic Voting Machines during the April 17 single-phase polls. Announcing the repolling, Karnataka Chief Electoral Officer Anil Kumar Jha said the model code of...
  • BJP releases video showing bogus voting in Jasrana town April 25, 2014

    BJP on Friday released a video clip purportedly showing a youth indulging in bogus voting at Jeda polling centre in Jasrana area of the district. Releasing the clip, BJP district president Arvind Pachauri said the video shows a youth taking voting slip from a polling staff, and going to the EVM...
  • Bihar voting percentage rises to 62.29 per cent April 25, 2014

    After receiving information from all the booths, the Election Commission on Friday revised poll percentage in Thursday's voting in seven Lok Sabha seats in Bihar to 62.29 per cent. All the seven constituencies - Supual, Araria, Kisanganj, Katihar, Purnea, Bhagalpur and Banka which witnessed voting on Thursday have seen increase in voting...
  • Three Narendras in fray against Modi in Varanasi April 25, 2014

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who is fighting from this historic city, is up against 77 candidates including three other Narendras. Besides Modi, Tulsi Shubramaniam Joshi has also filed nomination papers as a BJP nominee covering for the Gujarat Chief Minister which makes total number of candidates 79 in the...
  • Joint operation with Bengal to track down Maoists involved in Dumka blasts April 25, 2014

    Jharkhand Police suspects that a Maoist squad led by top Naxal leader Prabil Da could be behind the landmine blast in the district that left eight police and poll personnel dead even as it decided to launch a joint operation with West Bengal Police to track down the ultras. "We are...
  • LS polls: 59.2 per cent voter turnout recorded in 2nd phase April 24, 2014

    59.2 per cent of 81 lakh voters on Thursday exercised their franchise in 5 Lok Sabha constituencies where polling ended for the second and final phase in Rajasthan. It was about 9.4 per cent more than the 2009 LS polls in five constituencies, AK Jain, Chief Election Officer, told a press conference...
  • LS polls: 62.5 per cent voter turnout recorded in seven seats of Chhattisgarh April 24, 2014

    62.5 per cent of the electorate cast their vote in the seven Lok Sabha seats in Chhattisgarh, where the last phase of polling took place on Thursday amidst tight security. Polling has been by and large peaceful in the state. 62.5 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the seven constituencies...
  • LS polls: 10 MP seats record 64 per cent voter turnout in third phase April 24, 2014

    A total of 64 per cent voting was recorded till 5 pm in Madhya Pradesh, where polling is underway for 10 Lok Sabha seats in the final phase amid reports of poll boycott from a village in Khargone district. "So far 59.04 per cent electorate including 67.60 per cent men and...
  • LS polls: Seven Bihar seats record 60 per cent voter turn out in third phase April 24, 2014

    60 per cent voter turnout was recorded till in seven Lok Sabha seats of Bihar where voting was held in the third phase on Thursday. While Supual registered 54 per cent voting, it was 60 per cent in Araria, 64 per cent in Kisanganj, 64 per cent in Katihar, 59 per...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Why voting has increased across India April 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Except Mumbai, Bangalore and some parts of Kashmir, voting has been very good across India in the last 6 phases. In most Lok Sabha constituencies the voting has crossed 70-75 per cent on an average. In some seats, it has crossed even 80-85 per cent. The politicial parties...
  • Ahead of polls, rats give poll team a nightmare April 24, 2014

    In Chhattisgarh and Bihar, while Naxals are keeping no stones unturned to hamper smooth voting, in Madhya Pradesh people are boycotting polls, but in Uttar Pradesh's Ghazipur the situation is different. the rats are no less a threat for the voters in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, and ADM is...
  • Chennai: EVM malfunction in Gopalapuram, polling temporarily halted April 24, 2014

    Chennai: EVM malfunction has been reported at a polling booth in Gopalapuram in Chennai. Gopalpuram is the polling area where DMK cheif K Karunanidhi and his son and DMK's treasurer MK Stalin usually cast their vote. Poll officials are working to rectify the error. Polling has been temporarily halted as...
  • Repoll in 25 polling stations of Bihar to be held on Monday April 20, 2014

    Repoll in 25 polling booths under Munger and Pataliputra parliamentary constituencies will be held on Monday, a poll panel official said on Sunday. The repoll will be held in 12 polling stations in Jamalpur (4), Suryagraha (4), Lakhisarai (3) and Barh (1) assembly segments under Munger parliamentary constituency and 13 polling...
  • Owing to technical problems, repolling at four booths to be held on April 21 April 19, 2014

    Repolling will take place at three polling booths in Barmer and one in Churu constituency for Lok Sabha elections in the state on April 21. The decision for repolling at two booths (one each in Barmer and Churu) was taken due to technical problems in EVMs whereas the report of entry...
  • BJP wants judicial probe into EVM tampering, JVM-P wants fresh polls April 18, 2014

    A day after politicians and journalists were beaten up by police while protesting tampering with EVMs after voting in Ranchi constituency, the BJP on Friday demanded a judicial probe in the allegations while the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) sought the poll be countermanded and a fresh election held. "We demand a...
  • Row over EVMs sighted near residence of officer in Kendrapada April 18, 2014

    Kendrapara: A mob on Friday manhandled senior government officials in Odisha's Kendrapara Lok Sabha constituency where elections were held yesterday, alleging attempts to tamper votes as an EVM-loaded vehicle was spotted in front of an officer's residence. Tension mounted when an EVM-loaded vehicle was spotted parked in front of the official...
  • Contrary to claims by parties, no irregularities found in EVMs: Jharkhand CEO April 18, 2014

    The Election Commission on Friday said no irregularities were found in some EVMs in Ranchi as alleged by a couple of political parties, that led to a clash between the police and some people leading to injuries to more than 12 people near Khelgaon in the city. "After a thorough check,...
  • Pune mess: Faulty EVMs, names missing in voters lists; BJP demands repolling April 18, 2014

    Pune: The Lok Sabha elections in Pune on Thursday were marred by discrepancies and protests. Several voters alleged that the EVMs at one booth were malfunctioning and that votes were getting registered for the Congress even when they voted for other parties. The BJP has now demanded a repoll. Not...
  • Halfway through 2014 elections: Is it too early to call it a wave elections? April 17, 2014

    A large number of voters exercised their franchise across 121 constituencies in 12 states in the fifth and the biggest phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 17. While some seats witnessed a massive rush of voters pushing the turnout to well over 70 per cent, several others saw a...