Election Commission of India (ECI): News

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.

BJP received whopping Rs. 477 crore in donations in 2020-21

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received Rs. 477.5 crore in donations in 2020-21, while the Indian National Congress (INC) got Rs. 74.50 crore, according to the annual contribution report made public by the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday.

10 Mar 2022

Uttar Pradesh

BSP routed from UP, Uttarakhand; end of road for Mayawati?

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati is about to reach rock bottom in Uttar Pradesh politics after her party BSP's dismal performance in the 2022 UP assembly elections.

10 Mar 2022


Election results: EC implements three-layer security, 24x7 CCTV for EVMs

The Election Commission of India has implemented a "three-layered security" to combat any form of "rumor-mongering, disinformation, and breach of protocol" during the counting of votes in five states on Thursday.

28 Feb 2022


Manipur elections: Voting underway in 38 seats in first phase

Polling to elect members of the state legislative assembly in the northeastern state of Manipur began on Monday morning.

06 Feb 2022


EC continues ban on rallies, eases restrictions for public meetings

The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday said that the ban on physical rallies in poll-bound states will continue. However, it eased restrictions for indoor and outdoor public meetings.

31 Jan 2022


EC extends ban on physical rallies, roadshows till February 11

The Election Commission of India on Monday extended the ban on physical rallies and roadshows till February 11 for the upcoming Assembly elections in five states.

17 Jan 2022


Punjab elections postponed to February 20 after leaders' appeal

The Election Commission of India on Monday said the upcoming Assembly elections in Punjab have been postponed by six days.

15 Jan 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Election Commission's ban on political rallies extended until January 22

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday extended the ban on political rallies and roadshows until January 22 in view of the COVID-19 situation.

10 Jan 2022


Sonu Sood leaves Punjab icon post as sister joins Congress

Actor Sonu Sood, who has turned into a nationwide hero following his intense philanthropic work during the pandemic, has decided to step down from the post of the Punjab state icon.

03 Jan 2022


Amid Omicron scare, EC tells poll-bound states to boost vaccination

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has written a letter to the five poll-bound states to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination to tackle a surge in infections.

30 Dec 2021

Uttar Pradesh

UP elections not postponed; voting extended by 1 hour: EC

There would be no delay in conducting the upcoming assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra said on Thursday.

27 Dec 2021


Omicron scare: EC decision on postponing assembly polls likely today

The Election Commission of India (ECI) will hold a meeting with senior officials of the Union Health Ministry on Monday to discuss the prevailing COVID-19 situation ahead of assembly elections in five states.

20 Dec 2021

Aadhaar Card

What is Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021? Check details here

Union Law Minister Kiren Rijiju Monday introduced the Election Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2021 in Lok Sabha, which seeks to link electoral rolls with the Aadhaar ecosystem to wipe out duplication.

19 Dec 2021

Narendra Modi

'Discussed electoral reforms,' says government after controversial PMO-Election Commission meet

The Union Ministry of Law said Saturday that a controversial interaction between the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) and the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) was to discuss electoral reforms.

22 Nov 2021


Did Facebook collude with the Election Commission of India?

Facebook's internal documents from 2019 revealed by whistleblower Frances Haugen show that in the days leading up to the 2019 general elections in India, the tech giant convinced the Election Commission of India (ECI) to drop its plans of introducing rigid social media regulation.

02 Nov 2021


Bypoll results: Congress wins Himachal; NDA's victory in NE

The counting of votes for bypolls in three Lok Sabha constituencies and 29 Legislative Assembly constituencies in 13 states and the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli started on Tuesday.

30 Oct 2021

West Bengal

3 Lok Sabha, 29 Assembly by-polls today

By-polls to three Lok Sabha and 29 Assembly seats across 14 states and union territories began at 7 am on Saturday.

28 Sep 2021

West Bengal

Bhabanipur by-poll to go ahead as scheduled: Calcutta High Court

The Calcutta High Court today refused to stay the Bhabanipur by-poll, ruling it will be held as scheduled on Thursday.

09 Sep 2021

West Bengal

Election Commission declares bypolls to seven Rajya Sabha seats

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday announced dates for by-polls to seven Rajya Sabha seats that have fallen vacant due to various reasons like resignations, death, and end of the tenure of members.

04 Sep 2021

West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee set to contest by-election on September 30

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is set to contest the Bhabanipur Assembly by-election on September 30, according to the schedule announced by the Election Commission of India today.

13 Aug 2021

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Man arrested from Saharanpur for hacking into ECI website

The Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested a 24-year-old man in Saharanpur for allegedly hacking into the Election Commission of India (ECI) website and creating hundreds of fake voter IDs, officials said Friday.

12 May 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Rs. 1cr compensation for polling officers' COVID-19 deaths: Allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday observed that the state government must grant at least Rs. 1 crore as ex-gratia compensation to the families of polling officers who died due to COVID-19 in the recent Uttar Pradesh panchayat polls.

03 May 2021


Media cannot be stopped from reporting court observations, says SC

The media cannot be stopped from fully reporting any court hearings, the Supreme Court of India said today in response to the Election Commission's appeal.

02 May 2021

West Bengal

Election Commission wants all victory celebrations to stop

The Election Commission on Sunday asked the Chief Secretaries of all states and Union Territories (UTs) to ensure that no victory celebrations take place.

Election Commission approaches Supreme Court over Madras HC's sharp remarks

The Election Commission has complained to the Supreme Court regarding the observations made by the Madras High Court about holding polls during a raging pandemic.

30 Apr 2021

Tamil Nadu

Election Commission moves Madras HC against 'murder charge' comment

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday moved the Madras High Court seeking directions to the press to not report on oral observations made during court proceedings.

28 Apr 2021

West Bengal

After TMC candidate's COVID-19 death, wife files complaint against EC

The wife of Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate Kajal Sinha, who died of COVID-19, has filed a complaint against officials of the Election Commission.

28 Apr 2021


Candidates must show negative COVID-19 report to enter counting centers

The Election Commission of India today made it mandatory for poll candidates to show a negative COVID-19 test report or a report proving full vaccination to be allowed inside vote counting centers.

27 Apr 2021

Madras High Court

Election Commission bans victory rallies on and after May 2

Winners of the Assembly elections in four states and one Union Territory can't take out processions on May 2 — the day results will be declared — and even after that, the Election Commission said on Tuesday.

26 Apr 2021

Madras High Court

You're responsible for second coronavirus wave: HC tells Election Commission

In sharp remarks, the Madras High Court on Monday solely blamed the Election Commission for the second wave of coronavirus.

17 Apr 2021

West Bengal

West Bengal: Amid coronavirus surge, fifth phase of polls begins

As India finds itself unprepared to tackle a raging second wave of coronavirus, the fifth phase of West Bengal polls started today.

15 Apr 2021

Mamata Banerjee

Mamata asks EC to club 4 final Bengal election phases

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday urged the Election Commission to hold the remaining four phases of the state Assembly elections in one day.

13 Apr 2021

Mamata Banerjee

Banned from campaigning, Mamata Banerjee sits on dharna in Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who has been at odds with the Election Commission since the Assembly polls started, sat on a dharna today to protest the polling body's decision to ban her from campaigning for 24 hours till 8 pm.

12 Apr 2021

West Bengal

Bengal election: Mamata Banerjee banned from campaigning for 24 hours

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was on Monday banned for 24 hours from campaigning for the ongoing state Assembly polls.

11 Apr 2021

Trinamool Congress

Forces opened fire in Cooch Behar to save lives: EC

The Election Commission said on Saturday that central forces had opened fire in the Cooch Behar district of West Bengal to save lives.

10 Apr 2021


Follow coronavirus norms or will ban rallies: EC tells parties

The Election Commission (EC) said on Friday that it may ban political rallies if coronavirus norms are not followed.

09 Apr 2021

Tamil Nadu

No FIR filed after Chennai corporation employees found with EVMs

No FIR has been registered in connection against the four men who were caught carrying Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines in Tamil Nadu's Velachery on Tuesday, IANS reported.