Chief Electoral Officer
05 Mar 2020
Bengal man issued voter ID with dog's photo; issue corrected
The Election Commission on Wednesday corrected its error after it issued a voter ID card with the photograph of a dog.
25 Aug 2019
IAS officer Kannan Gopinathan resigns in protest over J&K crisis
Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Kannan Gopinathan had made headlines last year due to his efforts in the relief operations in flood-hit Kerala.
21 May 2019
AAP-leader claims BJP is hacking EVMs by sharing misleading video
What do you do if you think you are losing elections? If you are a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), you share a video of an actor masquerading as a journalist to claim BJP is hacking EVMs.
16 Apr 2019
Series on Modi streaming without permission: Poll officer tells EC
While the Election Commission banned the release of a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a web series on him streamed on Eros Now without proper certification, Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) told the top polling body.
13 Apr 2019
Don't air non-certified content on NaMo TV: Electoral Officer
A day after Election Commission said that political content on NaMo TV can't be aired without prior certification, Delhi's Chief Electoral Officer wrote a letter to BJP informing about the same.
12 Apr 2019
NaMo TV can't air political content without approval, rules EC
NaMo TV, a 24-hour channel which mysteriously appeared on DTH platforms last month, can't air political content without approval, the Election Commission said on Thursday.
11 Apr 2019
PM Modi's Balakot comment during rally violated code: Report
Prima facie the comments of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Latur, where he asked first-time voters to vote for army men who carried out the Balakot strikes, violated the Model Code of Conduct, a report in IE claimed.
10 Apr 2019
Ensure contents of NaMo-TV are pre-certified, EC directs Delhi CEO
The Election Commission (EC) is learned to have directed the Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi yesterday to ensure that the contents of NaMo TV are pre-certified by the local media certification and monitoring committee.
08 Apr 2019
Security of over 400 J&K politicians restored after outrage
The Jammu and Kashmir administration, headed by Governor Satya Pal Malik, restored the security of over 400 politicians after outrage.
04 Apr 2019
Yogi Adityanath gets EC's notice over "Modiji ki sena" remark
The Election Commission is learned to have served a notice to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday for calling Indian army the "sena" (army) of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
02 Apr 2019
Ex-Navy chief to approach EC over Yogi's 'upsetting' #ModijiKiSena comment
Former Navy Chief Admiral L Ramdas has said that he would move the Election Commission against the Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath for terming the Indian Army as 'Modiji ki Sena' (Modi's army).
21 Mar 2019
Kejriwal shares picture of 'broom chasing Swastika', gets slammed
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was slammed by numerous Twitter users after he shared an image which showed a broom chasing a Swastika.
07 Mar 2019
Your name missing from voters' list? Here's what to do
If your name doesn't appear on your state/UT's electoral roll, you won't be able to cast your vote in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
27 Nov 2018
Ranbir Singh appointed Delhi's new Chief Electoral Officer
Bureaucrat Ranbir Singh has been appointed as the new Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Delhi, officials said today.
06 Nov 2018
Election Commission team in poll-bound Mizoram today to assess situation
A three-member team of the Election Commission of India will arrive in poll-bound Mizoram today to assess the situation in view of the demand for the ouster of State's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) S B Shashank.
31 Oct 2018
DU's JMC College gets Electoral Literacy Club, an 'institutional vehicle'
A college under Delhi University got an Electoral Literacy Club (ELC) yesterday, with a senior Election Commission official saying the club will serve as an "institutional vehicle" for strengthening democracy.
02 Sep 2018
Number of transgender voters up by 300 in poll-bound MP
The number of transgender voters has increased by over 300 in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh as compared to the 2013 state elections, an official said.
27 Aug 2018
Meghalaya CM Sangma wins South Tura bypoll; beats Congress's Momin
Meghalaya Chief Minister and NPP President Conrad K Sangma today won the South Tura by-election by defeating his nearest rival Charlotte W Momin of the Congress by over 8,400 votes, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), FR Kharkongor, said.
22 Aug 2018
MP: 17L fake voters in 53 assembly constituencies, alleges Congress
Opposition Congress in Madhya Pradesh yesterday alleged that over 17 lakh fake voters were found during a scrutiny of electoral rolls across 53 assembly constituencies in the state.
18 Feb 2018
Tripura polls: 25L voters decide ruling CPI(M)'s fate
Polling began in Tripura at 7am today for the 2018 Assembly Elections, the first direct face-off between the ruling CPI(M) and the BJP.
13 Apr 2017
Bypolls: BJP leads in Delhi, Congress follows, AAP trails
Counting of votes is underway for bypolls in 10 assembly constituencies across eight states -Assam, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and West Bengal.
11 Apr 2017
EC defers Anantnag by-elections to 25th May
Following reports from the J&K administration as well as its Chief Electoral Officer that the Lok Sabha by-poll in Anantnag may be intervened by violent elements, the Election Commission adjourned the same to 25th May.
10 Apr 2017
Srinagar by-polls marred by violence, 8 dead
The Srinagar Lok Sabha by-polls witnessed violence with 8 people having died after being fired at by the security forces.