Election Commission of India (ECI): News

18 Jan 2023

Assembly Election

Assembly elections voting: Tripura February 16, Meghalaya, Nagaland February 27

The Election Commission (ECI) on Wednesday announced the Assembly poll schedule for the states of Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura.

09 Dec 2022

West Bengal

TMC's 'stooge' charge against ECI over Saket Gokhale's 2nd arrest

Just a day after Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Saket Gokhale was arrested again in a reported "fake tweet" allegation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, party leader Derek O'Brien attacked the Election Commission of India (ECI) for being biased.

2022 Assembly elections: BJP sweeps Gujarat, seals 7th consecutive term

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has successfully overcome anti-incumbency to storm into power in Gujarat Assembly for seventh consecutive term.

08 Dec 2022

Himachal Pradesh

2022 Assembly elections: Congress ousts BJP to claim Himachal Pradesh

The Congress, riding on anti-incumbency and groupism of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), emerged as the single largest party in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday.

08 Dec 2022


2022 Assembly elections: BJP steamrolls in Gujarat, uncertainty in Himachal

The counting of votes for the state Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh began on Thursday.

05 Dec 2022


Gujarat polling: Congress flags Modi, Shah's 'walk' after casting vote

Gujarat Congress is expected to approach the Election Commission of India (ECI) to complain about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah's 'walk' after voting in the second round of the Gujarat Assembly Elections, India Today reported.

01 Dec 2022

Gujarat Elections

Gujarat Assembly elections: 1st phase witnesses 56.88% voter turnout

The first phase of polling for Gujarat Assembly elections came to a close at 5:30 pm on Thursday with 56.88% voters sealing the fate of 788 candidates.

26 Nov 2022


MCD elections: 18% of AAP candidates named in criminal cases

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates contesting the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections face the highest number of criminal cases compared to candidates from other parties, as per Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).

EC Arun Goel's file 'cleared in haste?': SC to Centre

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Union government if the appointment of Arun Goel as the new election commissioner at the country's top poll panel was cleared in "haste" and "a tearing hurry."

Supreme Court seeks files on Election Commissioner Arun Goel's appointment

The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought "specific files" from the Centre related to the recent appointment of Election Commissioner Arun Goel.

23 Nov 2022

Central Government

Who is Arun Goel, the new Election Commissioner of India?

Arun Goel assumed charge as one of the two Election Commissioners of the top election body—the Election Commission of India (ECI)—on Monday.

India needs strong characters like Seshan as CEC: SC

The Supreme Court on Tuesday stated that India is in need of a Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) with a strong character like TN Seshan, who "does not allow himself to be bulldozed."

Himachal Pradesh votes today to decide fate of 412 candidates

Single-phase polling for Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections kicked-off on Saturday.

Bypolls underway in 7 constituencies of 6 states; Telangana tense

Bypolls are underway in seven constituencies of Bihar, Haryana, Maharashtra, Odisha, Telangana, and Uttar Pradesh on Thursday for electing legislators to the state Assembly.

03 Nov 2022

Gujarat Elections

Gujarat polls: Voting on December 1,5; counting on December 8

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Thursday that Gujarat will go to polls in two phases on December 1 and 5.

Illegal mining case: ED summons Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren tomorrow

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Thursday in connection with alleged money laundering in an illegal mining case.

14 Oct 2022


#NewsBytesExplainer: Why CEC didn't announce Gujarat assembly poll dates

In an unexpected move, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday announced the poll schedule for the Himachal Pradesh assembly only while the dates for the Gujarat assembly election were not made public yet.

Voting in Himachal on November 12, counting on December 8

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday announced that the Assembly polls in Himachal Pradesh will be conducted in single-phase on November 12.

11 Oct 2022

Shiv Sena

Election Commission allots new names to both Shiv Sena factions

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday allotted new names to both factions of the Shiv Sena—helmed by Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde and his predecessor Uddhav Thackeray—before Mumbai's East Andheri Assembly seat bye-election.

10 Oct 2022

Uddhav Thackeray

Thackeray challenges ECI order freezing Sena symbol in Delhi HC

The Shiv Sena faction led by Uddhav Thackeray on Monday petitioned the Delhi High Court to overturn an Election Commission of India (ECI) order freezing the party's name and election symbol, reported PTI.

09 Oct 2022

Shiv Sena

ECI freezes Shiv Sena symbol, asks factions to pick new

Four months into the bifurcation, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has barred both Uddhav Thackerey and Eknath Shinde factions of the Shiv Sena from using the party's bow and arrow symbol in the upcoming by-election in Maharashtra.

Supreme Court may hear 'electoral bonds' case on September 19

The Supreme Court is likely to hear petitions challenging the issuing of electoral bonds on September 19, according to The Indian Express.

16 Sep 2022

Arvind Kejriwal

Ex-bureaucrats write to Election Commission, seek de-recognition of AAP

More trouble seems to be brewing for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) following its entry into Gujarat politics.

IT sleuths seized our phones, cloned data, claim Oxfam, IPSMF

Global non-profit organization Oxfam India and the Independent and Public-Spirited Media Foundation (IPSMF), which funds media firms, have said that Income Tax (IT) officials confiscated its team members' phones to clone and retrieve data during its "survey" two days ago.

Freebies need extensive hearing: SC refers case to 3-judge bench

The Supreme Court on Friday referred the matter related to promises made by various political parties and their election giveaways (freebies) to a three-judge bench led by Justice DY Chandrachud.

Sena vs Sena: Thackeray-Shinde row now with 5-judge SC bench

A constitution bench of the Supreme Court will now decide who the "real" Shiv Sena is.

Economy losing serious money: Supreme Court slams freebies

Observing that promising and distributing freebies during election season is a "serious issue", the Supreme Court on Thursday came down heavily on the concept of freebies.

28 Jul 2022

Aadhaar Card

Voter enrolment: 17-year-olds can register in advance, says Election Commission

Youngsters above the age of 17 can now apply in advance to be enrolled into voters' list, a statement by the Election Commission of India (EC) said.

'Use own parents' photos for votes': Uddhav Thackeray slams Shinde

Shiv Sena chief and ex-Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday slammed rebel leader and incumbent Chief Minister Eknath Shinde for bringing him down when he was hospitalized and could barely move.

Uddhav Thackeray challenges EC in SC over 'real Shiv Sena'

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena faction moved the Supreme Court on Monday to challenge the Election Commission's (EC) proceedings to decide on the "real Shiv Sena."

SC to hear plea challenging Aadhaar & Voter ID linking

The Supreme Court, on Monday, will be hearing a plea against a law that proposes to link Aaadhar with Voter ID.

'Prove majority': EC tells Thackeray, Shinde over Sena ownership battle

The power struggle for control of the Shiv Sena between Uddhav Thackeray and Eknath Shinde has entered a new phase in which both will have to provide documentary evidence to prove who would head the party.

07 Jul 2022

Venkaiah Naidu

#NewsBytesExplainer: How does India elect its vice president?

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu's term will end on August 10 and according to the Constitution, an election to fill the vacancy must be completed before the expiration of the term.

29 Jun 2022

Venkaiah Naidu

Election to elect next Vice President on August 6: ECI

The Election Commission of India (ECI) declared on Wednesday that the election to select India's next vice president would take place on August 6.

19 Jun 2022

Aadhaar Card

Centre issues notification on linking Aadhaar with voter ID

According to an official notification from the Ministry of Law and Justice, the central government has notified the rules permitting the integration of Aadhaar numbers with voter IDs.

13 Jun 2022


ECI sends 6 proposals to Centre seeking many electoral reforms

Rajiv Kumar—who took office as Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) of India last month—has requested the Law Ministry to issue a notification for linking voters' Aadhaar with voter IDs, reported The Indian Express.

11 Jun 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

#NewsBytesExplainer: How is the President of India elected?

Elected Members of Legislative Assemblies (MLAs) and Members of Parliament (MPs) are set to vote on July 18 to elect India's 15th President.

09 Jun 2022

Ram Nath Kovind

India's Presidential Election will take place on July 18

The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on Thursday that the election to elect the next President of India will take place on July 18.

09 Jun 2022

West Bengal

ECI wants employers to track workers taking leave, not voting

The Election Commission of India (ECI) intends to propose a tracking mechanism for employees who use special leave on election day, but do not vote.

05 Jun 2022


Uttarakhand: CEC treks 18 kilometers to assess polling challenges

Rajeev Kumar, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), trekked for 18 kilometers to remote polling booths in Uttarakhand on Friday to evaluate the issues experienced by polling parties in mountainous regions.

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