VOTER

  • PM Modi's appeal works, Mumbai polling percentage rises 1 week ago

    Mumbai: The appeal to Mumbai voters by Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have worked, with the financial capital registering an increase in voting percentage, compared to Lok Sabha elections five months ago. "Voter turnout, which was a dismal 48 per cent for the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year, has...
  • We are voting for the development, job opportunities, Gurgaon voters 1 week ago

    As the state of Haryana voted for its 90 membered assembly on Wednesday, here are the reasons that made people of Gurgaon vote. ...
  • Mumbai: First time voters vote for constructive change 1 week ago

    As the state of Maharashtra voted for its next state government, here are few first time voters and their reason to vote. ...
  • Been voting for the past 4-5 years, says a specially abled voter 1 week ago

    "I have been voting for the last four to five years. Whoever comes to power should work towards the development of the state," says a specially abled voter who came to caste his vote in the ongoing Haryana assembly elections. ...
  • Optimistic about a good voter turnout, says actor Rahul Bose October 15, 2014

    Actor Rahul Bose is optimistic that there will be increased voter turnout in the ongoing Maharashtra assembly elections. "Inflation, woman safety and corruption are the main issues that need to be dealt with. This time people will have to decide who they really want to vote for as no coalition...
  • Go out and vote: What Mumbai voters are voting for? October 13, 2014

    As the state of Maharashtra goes into polls on October 15, here is what voters in Mumbai are voting for. ...
  • Voter list confusion: As Assembly polls near, EC on overdrive to avoid Lok Sabha elections fiasco October 7, 2014

    Mumbai: Lakhs of eligible voters were disenfranchised in the last Lok Sabha elections when they found their names missing from the voters list. Their anger, and sheer helplessness not only gave birth to a social media campaign but also forced a red faced Election Commission to apologise and assure the...
  • Valid voter ID card not enough, your name must be on the electoral rolls to vote October 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With Assembly elections round the corner for Maharashtra and Haryana, no one wants to miss the opportunity to have their say in the formation of the new government. But having a valid voter ID card won't let you exercise your franchise. Your name has to be in the electoral...
  • Haryana Election Commission leaves no stone unturned to ensure maximum voting September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission is working in full swing in poll-bound Haryana to ensure free and fair polling on October 15. Although the Lok Sabha election witnessed an increase in the polling percentage across the country, the Commission is not leaving any stone unturned to ensure that maximum number...
  • 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...
  • Poll: Yavatmal district in east Maharashtra has 20 lakh eligible voters September 13, 2014

    Yavatmal: Over 20,05,583 voters are found eligible in Yavatmal district in east Maharashtra to cast their vote in the Assembly poll scheduled on October 15 in the state. "The district administration is fully prepared to hold a fair and peaceful election in all the seven Assembly segments in the district with...
  • Want best for Lucknow, country, says voter September 13, 2014

    As bypolls are being held for one Lok Sabha and 11 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh, voters put forth their demands. One of the voters said, "We want the best for Lucknow as well as the country. There are many issues that need to be tackled." ...
  • Over 1 lakh Maha voters whose names were deleted reregistered September 12, 2014

    Mumbai: More than a lakh voters whose names figured in the "deleted voters" list during Lok Sabha polls in Maharashtra have registered afresh for the October 15 Maharashtra state assembly polls, official sources said. The total number fresh voters who registered after Lok Sabha polls is more than 22 lakh, Maharashtra...
  • Assembly Bypolls: Over 8.95 lakh voters to cast their ballots for 4 Rajasthan seats August 17, 2014

    Over 8.95 lakh voters would cast their franchise for the four Assembly seats slated to go for bypolls on September 13 in the state, an official said on Sunday. Of these, there would be 4.70 lakh men and 4.24 lakh women voters, Dr Govind Sharma, Chief Election Officer said in Jaipur. Constituency...
  • Voters may enroll until last date of filing nominations: EC July 15, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 19.31 lakh applications have been registered so far as part of the ongoing summary revision of electoral rolls in Maharashtra and voters would have the opportunity to enroll themselves until the last date of filing of nomination papers, the Election Commission of India said on Tuesday. The...
  • The Citizen Journalist Show June 1, 2014

    This week, Citizens from across the country post their messages to Prime Minister Modi. Plus, Irom Sharmila's appeal to the PM and much more. ...
  • Nearly 400 million people can use 'I'm a Voter' feature: Facebook May 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After a successful uptake in India by 31 million Indians, Facebook is set to roll out its "I'm a Voter" megaphone globally across Europe, Korea and Indonesia, possibly touching as many as 400 million people this year. By clicking the 'I'm a Voter' button (or megaphone), users broadcast their...
  • LS polls: Zero turnout in repolls in Nagaland May 15, 2014

    Repoll at five polling stations under 39Sanis Assembly Constituency of Wokha District in Nagaland reported zero turnout on Thursday, a senior Election Commission (EC) official said. Polling officials waited for electorates since morning, but not a single electorate turned up, Returning Officer (RO) for Lok Sabha polls in Nagaland Temjen Toy...
  • LS polls: Record voting in Varanasi for epic battle May 12, 2014

    Coming out in record high numbers to vote despite scorching heat, people of Varanasi today sealed the fate of BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and AAP's Arvind Kejriwal in a fierce Lok Sabha battle, where their rival Ajay Rai of Congress landed in trouble after wearing the party election...
  • 'Missing' voters issue: HC asks government to revise electoral rolls May 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Admitting a clutch of PILs that challenged deletion of half a million names in voters' lists in Mumbai and Pune, the Bombay High Court on Monday asked the Maharashtra Government to revise the electoral rolls, but rejected a plea that sought stay on the 2014 Lok Sabha poll results. The...
  • LS polls: MLA booked, two aides arrested for alleged attack on voter May 12, 2014

    Police were looking for JD(U) MLA Amrendra Kumar Pandey and arrested his two aides after they were booked for alleged attack on a voter in Bihar's Gopalganj on Monday. The two aides, Dharmendra Pandey and Parmatama Pandey, who were named in the FIR at the Hathua police station, were arrested while...
  • 2014 election sees highest ever voter turnout May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The national voter turnout of 66.38 per cent in the 2014 general election was the highest ever in Indian polls, the Election Commission said on Monday. "The voting percentage for the whole nation this time was 66.38 per cent, which is the highest ever in history," Deputy Election Commissioner...
  • LS polls: People brave threats to vote in UP's Maoisthit areas May 12, 2014

    Thousands of people Monday braved threats to vote in three Maoistaffected parliamentary constituencies of Uttar Pradesh in the last round of India's general election, officials said. Over 46 percent voting took place in Mirzapur, Chandauli and Robertsganj. In Robertsganj, around 43 percent votes were cast by 3 p.m, while in Mirzapur, a...
  • Varanasi: Mufti Board supports AAP, huge Muslims voter turnout May 12, 2014

    Muslims voted in large numbers on Monday in Varanasi, where BJP's prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi is facing a stiff challenge from the AAP and the Congress. There were separate serpentine queues of men and women voters in areas like Peeli Kothi and Beniyabagh where most people are Muslims, officials and...
  • Varanasi: They stood in queue only to find their votes had been cast May 12, 2014

    It's a problem that has been prevalent in these elections. Fake voters or names missing from the voters' list. CNN IBN's Shreya Dhoundial caught up with some Varanasi residents who faced the problem. ...
  • LS elections: Varanasi votes for next PM May 12, 2014

    Some of the voters in the temple town of Varanasi say their vote is for the next Prime Minister rather than their representative to the Lok Sabha. ...
  • Watch: Poetess casts her vote in true Varanasi style May 12, 2014

    With the polling underway in Varanasi, a poetess sings her way to the polling booth and cast her vote. ...
  • TMC workers terrorising voters: Congress May 11, 2014

    The Congress on Sunday complained to the Chief Electoral Officer and the special observer for West Bengal that the ruling Trinamool Congress was indulging in violence and also alleged that it was terrorising opposition party workers. "For the last three days before the last phase of elections, violence has erupted in...
  • Modi urges voters to come out in record numbers on Monday May 11, 2014

    In an appeal ahead of the last phase of polling, Narendra Modi has urged voters to come out in record numbers to cast their ballot, saying NDA is the only alliance that can bring about a change in the country. "People are tired of false promises, corruption and the same old...
  • India on course for record general election turnout May 9, 2014

    New Delhi: India is on course for a record turnout in its general election as a young electorate and women engage with politics more than ever before, with unpredictable results for a contest that opinion polls say opposition leader Narendra Modi will win. The Modiled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its...