POLLING STATION

  • Eunuchs dance in protest of denial of voting rights 3 days ago

    Eunuchs dance outside a polling station in Dhanbad, Jharkhand during the 4th phase of polling. Many of these eunuchs were denied their voting rights as their names were struck off from the voter list. Taking help of what they are known for, these innovative, creative souls stared this unique musical...
  • J&K elections: Polling booth set up for 12 voters in at Gaik village in Leh November 10, 2014

    Leh: Leh Assembly constituency has set up a polling station at Gaik village which has only 12 registered voters. "Gaik polling station has lowest 12 voters for upcoming Assembly elections", District Electoral Officer, Simrandeep Singh said. Of these, 12 voters, 7 are females and five males, he said adding it is one...
  • Odisha: Voters' awareness campaign to raise votes in Kandhamal bypolls September 21, 2014

    Berhampur: In order to raise voters' awareness and participation in ensuing Kandhamal Lok Sabha byelection, the district administration has started systematic voters' education and electoral participation (SVEEP) programme. "We are trying our best to draw voters to the booths by educating them on their right to vote," returning officer and...
  • Polling stations open in New Zealand general election September 20, 2014

    Wellington: New Zealanders were voting on Saturday in a general election to determine who will lead the country for the next three years and under strict laws allowing limited election coverage on polling day. On the eve of the vote, both the centreright National Party of Prime Minister John Key...
  • Bombs planted near Vaishali's polling station recovered May 6, 2014

    Four powerful improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted close to a polling station in Bihar's Vaishali district, about 40 kms from Patna, where polling is scheduled for May 12, was recovered by the Bihar Police on Tuesday. Vaishali superintendent of police Suresh Prasad Chaudhary said the IEDs were kept inside steel cans...
  • J&K: Reasi gets 53 model polling stations to encourage voters April 14, 2014

    Over 50 model polling stations have been established in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, equipped with the best facilities to encourage the turnout. "To increase the turnout and make voting a pleasant experience 53 model polling stations have been established in Reasi district of J~~amp;amp;K", District Development Commissioner, Reasi, Shahid...
  • LS polls: Over 400 sensitive polling booths in Delhi, says EC April 8, 2014

    New Delhi: There are over 400 sensitive and 90 hyper-sensitive polling booths in the national capital where balloting would be videographed, Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Vijay Dev said on Tuesday. "There are 417 sensitive booths and 90 hyper-sensitive booths, special arrangements have been made in these booths. The polling process would...
  • LS polls: EC to set nine all-women polling stations in Tripura April 2, 2014

    The Election Commission of India (ECI) will set up nine all- women polling stations in Tripura, an official said in Agartala on Wednesday. "Considering the performance of women polling personnel in previous elections, nine polling stations would be set up with only women polling personnel," Tripura Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ashutosh...
  • LS polls: Polling stations now just a mouse click away in Kerala April 1, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: Locating the polling booths will be just a mouse click away for voters in Kerala, where preparations are in full swing for the April 10 Lok Sabha elections. Seeking to help voters to find out their respective polling stations and thus to bring maximum number of voters to exercise...
  • Arunachal's smallest polling station has only two voters March 29, 2014

    Arunachal Pradesh has set up a polling station for only two voters at Malogaon under Hayuliang division in the newly created Anjaw district. Besides, there are eight polling stations for less than 10 voters, 20 for less than 20 voters and 105 for less than 50 electors in different areas of...
  • EC directive to poll officials to check rigging March 14, 2014

    To guard against rigging and use of money power, the Election Commission has issued directives to its officials to mark as "critical" polling stations which saw over 90 per cent turn out and where a particular candidate got more than 75 per cent votes in the last elections. In a separate...
  • Owing to Naxal threats, 167 polling stations in Bastar relocated November 2, 2013

    As many as 167 polling stations in the sensitive areas of Naxalaffected Bastar region, which will have polling in the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, have been relocated for "security and accessibility" reasons. "A total of 167 polling booths of Bastar region were shifted due to security and accessibility reasons,"...
  • LK Advani once again praises Shivraj Singh Chouhan October 8, 2013

    The BJP patriarch LK Advani once again comes out in praise of Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Following is an excerpt from his latest blog where he talks about last months rally in Bhopal. "On the stage were all central leaders of the Party. Assembled at the Bhopal Jambooree Maidan in front of...
  • MP Assembly polls: More than 7,000 polling booths added September 9, 2013

    Over 7000 polling booths have been added to facilitate voting in the assembly elections this year in Madhya Pradesh.  According to an official release, there were 46,812 polling booths in 2008 assembly elections while this year the number has gone up to 53,896. About 7084 more polling booths were added after...
  • Maldives: Thousands flock to cast votes as Presidential elections begin September 7, 2013

    Polling for second multi-party Presidential elections began in Maldives on Saturday with people flocking to polling stations to elect their new leader, eighteen months after first democratically elected President Mohamed Nasheed had to resign under duress. Voting began at 7:30am (0230 GMT) at 470 polling stations set up on 192 inhabited...
  • Party of PM Hun Sen wins Cambodian election, majority slashed July 29, 2013

    Cambodia's ruling party won Sunday's general election but with a muchreduced majority, according to the government, a result that will be seen as a setback for authoritarian leader Hun Sen, one of the world's longestserving prime ministers. Khieu Kanharith, government spokesman and information minister, said on his Facebook page the Cambodian...
  • Pakistan polls: Stats confirm rigging reports in Karachi May 14, 2013

    Karachi: An elections observer group in Pakistan has confirmed reports of rigging at some polling stations in Pakistan's biggest city of Karachi. The Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN) has provided statistics supporting reports of rigging at several Karachi polling stations where voter turnout was abnormally high. Since the elections...
  • Polls begin in Kenya amid fears of violence March 4, 2013

    Nairobi: Long lines of Kenyans queued from far before dawn as polls opened on Monday for hard-fought elections, hours after several policemen were killed in an ambush in the port city of Mombasa. The elections are the first since bloody post-poll violence five years ago in which over 1,100 people...
  • Gujarat BJP MLA absconding after firing incident December 18, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Jetha Bharwad, who was detained in connection with the firing incident at a polling station in which four persons were injured, is absconding, a top police official said on Tuesday. Bharwad allegedly absconded from a private hospital here in the wee hours on Tuesday...