Evms

  • BJP wants judicial probe into EVM tampering, JVM-P wants fresh polls 18-04-2014 10:28 PM

    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...
  • Row over EVMs sighted near residence of officer in Kendrapada 18-04-2014 08:37 PM

    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...
  • Contrary to claims by parties, no irregularities found in EVMs: Jharkhand CEO 18-04-2014 02:16 PM

    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...
  • Pune mess: Faulty EVMs, names missing in voters lists; BJP demands repolling 18-04-2014 08:18 AM

    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? 17-04-2014 11:13 PM

    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...
  • LS polls: 20 Rajasthan seats record 63.25 per cent voter turnout in first phase 17-04-2014 06:44 PM

    58.70per cent voters in Rajasthan's 20 Lok Sabha constituencies casted their ballots on Thursday, with people turning up early at the polling booths before the sun began to beat down on them. The polling was majorly peaceful and brisk polling was witnessed in Rajasthan withBarmer recording 65.66 per cent voter...
  • LS polls: 7 Bihar seats witness 56 per cent voting in second phase 17-04-2014 06:35 PM

    56per cent voting was recorded in seven Parliamentary seats of Bihar on Thursday. Queues began to form at polling stations since morning across Bihar's seven parliamentary constituencies that went to vote. A maximum 57 per cent voting was recorded in Buxar and 56 per cent in Jehanabad Lok Sabha seats...
  • FIR lodged against Lalu's daughter Misa Bharti for breaking voting machine 17-04-2014 06:01 PM

    An FIR was registered against RJD leader and Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti in Maner Police station for allegedly breaking an electronic voting machine (EVM) at a polling booth in Pataliputra on Thursday. The incident happened at booth number 34 in Maner during polling was on. The RJD, however, alleged...
  • LS polls: Union Minister gets voting machine direction changed to suit Vastu in Karnataka 17-04-2014 05:41 PM

    An election official changed the direction of EVM allegedly at the request of candidate and Union Minister K H Muniyappa to make it "Vastu" compliant, following which he was shifted from a polling centre in Kolar Lok Sabha constituency. "The official has been shifted from Harohalli polling centre, which is...
  • FIR lodged against RJD MP Prabhunath Singh and supporters for poll-related offence 17-04-2014 05:28 PM

    An FIR was lodged on Thursday against RJD MP Prabhunath Singh and his supporters under sections of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 for poll-related offence in Bihar's Saran district, official sources said. Deputy Collector Dharmenda Kumar lodged an FIR at Town police station against Singh, his private secretary...
  • 38,835 booths set up for first phase of LS polls in Rajasthan 14-04-2014 09:37 AM

    More than 38,000 polling booths have been set up in 20 Lok Sabha constituencies in Rajasthan where the first phase of voting would take place on April 17. As many as 38,835 polling booths have been set up in 20 constituencies going to polls for the first phase of Lok...
  • No political advertisement on government buildings: EC 13-04-2014 08:14 PM

    Chandigarh: The Election Commission has decided that no advertisement of political nature shall be allowed on any building or space owned by the government or public sector bodies even if the space has been rented out to private contractors. The communique has been received in response to a complaint forwarded...
  • LS polls: 10 UP seats record 65 per cent voter turnout in first phase 10-04-2014 07:37 PM

    The first phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh were held on Thursday where people in West UP and neighbouring Ghaziabad and Gautam Buddha Nagar constituencies, voted to elect Lok Sabha members from 10 seats. 65 per cent polling was recorded in 10 constituencies of western Uttar Pradesh, including riot-hit Muzaffarnagar....
  • LS polls: Shadow of violence in Sukma, Chhattisgarh records 47 per cent voter turnout in 1st phase 10-04-2014 06:51 PM

    The first phase of elections on Chhattisgarh started on Thursday, April 10 as the state witnessed Naxal-infested Bastar constituency go to polls, where a total of eight candidates are in the fray including two women. Total 47 per cent voting was recoded in naxal-affected Bastar in till 4 PM. However,...
  • Gurgaon: Voters return disappointed as they find EVMs non-functional 10-04-2014 07:55 AM

    Gurgaon: Faulty Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) have had been a black spot on the Indian elections despite the precautions taken by the Election Commission. In Phase III of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, voters at a polling booth in Gurgaon had to return disappointed as they found the EVMs...
  • 16 voting machines replaced during polling in Arunachal Pradesh 09-04-2014 11:53 AM

    Around 16 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were on Wednesday replaced after they developed technical snags during voting for the two Lok Sabha seats and 49 out of 60 Assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh, the EC said. State Chief Electoral officer Chandra Bhusan Kumar said polling process halted for a brief...
  • Apprehensive over 'misuse' of EVMs Cong approaches EC 07-04-2014 11:22 PM

    New Delhi: Congress on Monday approached the Election Commission deamanding recall of the poll panel's decision to extend voting hours in some states and made a strong pitch for issuance of clear cut directions for checking EVMs in Assam. The party also asked the EC to check and verify the...
  • 900 VVPAT incompatible EVMs to be returned: SEC 13-03-2014 07:14 PM

    Around 900 electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the election to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly held on November 25 last year, will not be sent to Arunachal Pradesh as planned, state election department officials on Thursday said. The officials said the EVMs, proposed to be used in the coming Lok...
  • 900 VVPAT incompatible EVMs to be returned: SEC 13-03-2014 07:14 PM

    Around 900 electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the election to the 40-member Mizoram Assembly held on November 25 last year, will not be sent to Arunachal Pradesh as planned, state election department officials on Thursday said. The officials said the EVMs, proposed to be used in the coming Lok...
  • Poll camps to set up after announcement of LS elections 16-02-2014 09:28 AM

    Chandigarh: The Election Commission of India (ECI) would set a date after the announcement of Lok Sabha elections for camps at all polling stations across the country where eligible persons could get enrolled as voters. Besides, those enrolled could get any error in the voters' list rectified in these camps,...
  • Delhi polls: EVMs under paramilitary forces' eye 04-12-2013 10:24 PM

    New Delhi: Paramilitary forces will keep a watch on the electronic voting machines (EVMs) to be kept in strong rooms till the results of the Delhi assembly elections are out on Sunday, officials said. "A total of 11,993 EVMs will be put in the strong rooms at different places in...
  • Watch: Former CEC SY Quraishi tells you all about NOTA 02-12-2013 02:20 PM

    This assembly elections, voters will have another option while exercising their Right to Vote, the NOTA or Non of the Above option. Former Chief Elections Commissioner SY Quraishi tells you how this option will affect the result and what NOTA will achieve in this election process. ...
  • MP election office yet to receive over 1 lakh postal ballots 01-12-2013 12:38 PM

    The Election Commission has stipulated that the postal ballots should be deposited with the Returning Officer at the most an hour before counting of votes polled in EVMs begins on December 8. The Madhya Pradesh election office is concerned over a large number of postal ballots not being deposited with...
  • Congress writes to EC for probe into EVM rigging complaints 29-11-2013 04:41 PM

    State Congress vice-president Rameshwar Neekhra said in a statement on Friday that the party had received a total of 42 complaints about malfunctioning of EVMs. Neekhra said that this gives rise to suspicion that some sort of organized racket was behind all this. He said that complaints about malfunctioning EVMs...
  • Congress urges EC to count postal ballots first in Chhattisgarh 28-11-2013 11:10 PM

    With Chhattisgarh Assembly polls expected to be a keen affair, Congress on Thursday made a strong plea to the Election Commission to take up counting of postal ballots first to avert any last minute "manipulation". State party chief Charan Das Mahant has told Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath that the...
  • SC dismisses plea for repoll if majority exercises NOTA option 25-11-2013 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to direct the Election Commission to hold fresh polls in case the majority of the electorate exercises 'None Of The Above Option' (NOTA) option recently introduced on its direction to allow voters to reject all the candidates. A bench headed by Chief...
  • Mizoram polls: Voter-verified paper trail to be used 20-11-2013 10:49 AM

    Aizwal: With voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) being used on a large-scale for the first time in the country in the Mizoram Assembly elections, the Elections Commission is leaving no stone unturned to make it easily accessible to voters. The VVPAT is a machine attached to EVMS which allows voters...