26 May 2019
EVM-VVPAT tally matched perfectly: EC on Lok Sabha results
If there was something which was ridiculed throughout the election season, it was the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).
22 May 2019
No changes in vote counting process, EC rejects Opposition's plea
A day before counting for Lok Sabha elections is scheduled to begin, the Election Commission on Wednesday rejected the demand of 22 Opposition leaders.
21 May 2019
PIL seeking 100% VVPAT verification dismissed by SC
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court dismissed a writ petition seeking 100 percent matching of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slips with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) during the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha polls on May 23.
19 May 2019
Final phase of elections: Violence takes over West Bengal, again
The 2019 general elections were held in West Bengal in all seven phases. During all the phases, the state was in news for rampant violence.
18 May 2019
#Elections2019: Election Commission declares seizures worth a whopping Rs. 3,439cr
The Election Commission (EC) declared it has seized a whopping Rs. 3,439cr across India this polling season.
07 May 2019
SC rejects Opposition's plea, refuses to increase VVPAT-EVM verification
In a major blow to Opposition parties, the Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to increase VVPAT verification of EVMs to 50%.
08 Apr 2019
Lok Sabha elections: SC directs EC to increase VVPAT verification
The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Election Commission to increase the number of EVMs for physical Voter Verified Paper Trail (VVPAT) counting from one to five per constituency.
11 Mar 2019
Lok Sabha elections: Understanding the difference between EVMs and VVPATs
The much-anticipated general elections will be held in seven phases from April 11 to May 12, and results will be announced on May 23.
11 Mar 2019
#Elections2019: All booths will have VVPATs, candidates' photos on EVMs
For the first time, voters in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will find photos of candidates on the EVMs along with the party symbol to avoid any confusion, CEC Sunil Arora said on Sunday.
12 Dec 2018
24-hours of counting later, Congress emerges largest party in MP
The final results of assembly polls of Madhya Pradesh were revealed a short while ago and Congress has emerged as the single largest party, unseating BJP in the 'heart of India' where it was ruling since the last 15 years.
28 Nov 2018
#MPPolls: 745 EVMs, VVPAT machines replaced; Cong complains to CEC
As many as 745 EVMs and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were replaced today in Madhya Pradesh, where voting for the Assembly elections is underway, a senior poll official said.
12 Oct 2018
SC dismisses Congress leaders' pleas demanding voters' list in text-format
Supreme Court today dismissed two separate petitions of senior Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot seeking directions to Election Commission to provide draft voters' list in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan in text format.
24 Aug 2018
No possibility of simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls: CEC
Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat yesterday ruled out the possibility of holding simultaneous elections to the state Assemblies along with the Lok Sabha polls anytime soon.
23 Aug 2018
SC seeks EC's response on duplicate-voters issue in MP, Rajasthan
The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Election Commission of India on pleas of Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot alleging duplication of voters in the voters' list in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
09 Jun 2018
After VVPATs' technical glitches, makers eyeing alternative paper
After technical glitches in VVPAT during the recently held assembly by-polls, the makers BEL and ECIL are looking for alternative paper rolls to be used in the machine.
31 May 2018
Simplified: The difference between EVM and VVPAT
In April 2017, after allegations of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) tampering, 16 political parties had appealed to the Election Commission (EC) to reintroduce ballot papers in elections.
29 May 2018
EC takes cognizance of VVPAT malfunction, re-poll scheduled for tomorrow
Taking cognizance of the malfunctioned voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines, the Election Commission (EC) today ordered re-polling on May 30 from 7 am to 5 pm.
28 May 2018
Opposition alleges massive EVM tampering in Kairana, Noorpur bypolls
Polling today was marred in Kairana and Noorpur (UP) as many voting machines registered technical flaws, a candidate alleged.
28 May 2018
Punjab: Polling for Shahkot Assembly by-election underway
Polling for the Shahkot by-poll, which was necessitated following the demise of Akali MLA Ajit Singh Kohar in February this year, began today at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm.
27 Mar 2018
Karnataka will vote on May 12, results on May 15
The Election Commission has announced the dates for the 2018 Karnataka Assembly elections. The state will go to vote on May 12.
11 Mar 2018
UP: Voting starts for Gorakhpur, Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls
The voting for the by-elections to Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats has begun amid tight security, said a report.
18 Jan 2018
Election Commission announces Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura poll dates
The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced dates for elections of the Meghalaya, Tripura and Nagaland assemblies today.
18 Dec 2017
#IndiaDecidesOn18th: Interesting records of Gujarat elections 2017!
Did you know that during Gujarat election 2017, at 80, Congress won the highest number of seats since 1985?
15 Dec 2017
Gujarat: SC rejects Congress plea for cross-verification of 25% EVMs
The SC has rejected a Congress plea seeking directions to the EC for cross-verification of at least 25% of EVM votes with VVPAT paper trail.
14 Dec 2017
Gujarat Phase II: 2.23cr voters in 93 constituencies cast ballot
About 2.3cr voters across 93 constituencies in North and Central Gujarat are casting their ballot in the second phase of the Gujarat elections today.
09 Dec 2017
Gujarat Elections: Congress candidate complains of EVM hacking, EC investigates
Voting in Gujarat elections was mired in controversy as malfunctioning of EVMs was reported in certain areas. Congress candidate from Porbandar, Arjun Modhwadia filed a complaint with the EC that the EVM in his constituency was connected by Bluetooth.
09 Dec 2017
Voting commences in phase 1 of Gujarat assembly elections
The first phase of assembly elections has commenced in Gujarat with 89 constituencies of the state's southern districts and the Saurashtra region going to the polls.
19 Nov 2017
Gujarat elections: Protests and resignations after BJP releases candidates' list
All is not well for the BJP in Gujarat. The release of its first list of candidates with 70 names has triggered protests, with senior leaders expressing their dissatisfaction.
09 Nov 2017
Himachal Pradesh elections: 50.3L voters across 68 constituencies cast ballot
Voting for the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections began today across all 68 constituencies at 8am.
25 Oct 2017
Gujarat Elections on December 9 and 14, counting on 18
After much controversy, the Election Commission has finally announced details of the upcoming Gujarat Assembly Election.
12 Oct 2017
Election Commission: Himachal will go to polls on November 9
AK Jyoti, Chief Election Commission, announced that the 68-member Himachal Pradesh Assembly will go to polls on November 9 and the counting of votes will be held on December 18.
30 Sep 2017
Himachal to go to polls in November, Gujarat in December
The Election Commission may declare the dates of elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh in mid-October.
10 Jul 2017
VVPATs: Paper trail counting may delay poll results by 3hrs
As the Election Commission prepares for the rollout of VVPATs for elections across India, challenges posed by the process are coming to the fore.
03 Jun 2017
EC Hackathon starts, NCP, CPI(M) try to rig EVMs
EC's much-awaited hackathon started on June 3 at 10am, with NCP and CPI(M) representatives attempting to tamper EVMs.
16 May 2017
Not part of Botswana EVM hackathon: Bharat Electronics
Indian EVM manufacturer Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has denied that it has been invited to participate in a challenge to hack EVMs in Botswana.
04 May 2017
Election Commission to hold EVM hackathon in May
The Election Commission has decided to hold an open hackathon for people to attempt to hack into EVM machines in the last week of May.
02 May 2017
EVM tampering: Uttarakhand HC orders machines sealed in six constituencies
After ordering seizure of EVMs in Vikasnagar, the Uttarakhand HC has directed sealing of voting machines in six more constituencies: BHEL Ranipur, Haridwar Rural, Mussoorie, Pratapnagar, Raipur and Rajpur Road.
30 Apr 2017
EC says all future elections to be held with VVPAT
The Election Commission has stated that all future elections including the upcoming Himachal Pradesh polls are to be held with voter-verified paper audit trail machines.
19 Apr 2017
EVM tampering: Cabinet clears proposal for new VVPAT machines
Amid several allegations of EVM tampering, the Union Cabinet has cleared the Election Commission's proposal to buy Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines.
17 Apr 2017
EC issues reminder to govt for VVPATs
The Election Commission has issued a fresh reminder to the Centre to sanction funds for the procurement of voter-verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) systems in time for the 2019 General Elections.