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Election Commission to approach government for more power

The ECI also wants the facility of casting votes through postal ballots to be extended to people engaged in essential services, which will be identified on the basis of the nature of the services they provide.
The Election Commission of India (ECI), the poll watchdog, is making a renewed effort to get the law ministry to approve measures to give it more teeth by empowering it to deregister political parties and bar contestants from running for election to two seats(ANI Photo)
The Election Commission of India (ECI), the poll watchdog, is making a renewed effort to get the law ministry to approve measures to give it more teeth by empowering it to deregister political parties and bar contestants from running for election to two seats(ANI Photo)
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 11:58 PM IST
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Project Mumbai, partnered by HT, aims to achieve 100% voter participation by 2022

In the first phase, the group will set up camps in 100 colleges of Mumbai in August and early September to enrol all unregistered voters in the state as well as those who have migrated to Maharashtra, but not transferred their voter identity to the state.
Project Mumbai has tied up with the SEC for the drive.
Project Mumbai has tied up with the SEC for the drive.
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 02:19 AM IST
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Lok Sabha election 2019: An app to track real-time trends on counting day

Poll officials said that among the features of the app will be one where the user can bookmark a candidate to be informed of their performance routinely. With the app, people will be able to keep pace with regular updates without depending on the returning officer’s updates.
The app, which was released on May 12, is among a dozen such digital initiatives of the EC, which include round-wise updates on its website and huge interactive “auto-scrolling” panels at its office at the Nirvachan Sadan in Delhi as well as state Chief Electoral Office premises.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
The app, which was released on May 12, is among a dozen such digital initiatives of the EC, which include round-wise updates on its website and huge interactive “auto-scrolling” panels at its office at the Nirvachan Sadan in Delhi as well as state Chief Electoral Office premises.(Santosh Kumar/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 21, 2019 12:46 PM IST
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Wagholi sets example, gets 35,000 voters registered

A voter registration drive led by a citizen’s group, the Wagholi housing societies association, with the support of societies and resident volunteers, claims to have registered 35,000 voters in the area for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections .
The Wagholi Housing Societies Association, with the support of societies and resident volunteers, claims to have registered 35,000 voters in the area for the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.(HT File / Representational Photo)
The Wagholi Housing Societies Association, with the support of societies and resident volunteers, claims to have registered 35,000 voters in the area for the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.(HT File / Representational Photo)
Updated on Mar 14, 2019 07:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Pune | ByPrachi Bari

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Noida residents wait for voter identity cards, registration details

Residents of Noida city on Monday alleged that although they had applied for voter registration, they have either not received their election photo identity card (EPIC) or have not been registered in the voters’ list yet.
Residents said they have no information on how to get themselves registered . Many said they had applied for their voter registration as early as November last year.(Picture for representation)
Residents said they have no information on how to get themselves registered . Many said they had applied for their voter registration as early as November last year.(Picture for representation)
Published on Mar 13, 2019 02:41 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Noida | BySnehil Sinha

2019 polls: Mumbai students organise workshops, awareness drive to increase voter turnout

In most colleges, voter registration and awareness drives are being organised by National Service Scheme (NSS) cadets
On the occasion of National Voters’ Day in the last week of January, chief election officer (Maharashtra) had organised a special programme with V Citizens’ Action Group (VCAN) and Jai Hind College(HT File)
On the occasion of National Voters’ Day in the last week of January, chief election officer (Maharashtra) had organised a special programme with V Citizens’ Action Group (VCAN) and Jai Hind College(HT File)
Published on Feb 18, 2019 12:17 AM IST
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Thane district records 2 lakh newly registered voters in three months

Increasing migratory population one of the reasons for the district to top new registrations in state
In Thane, the numbers increase when the revised registrations are added, bringing it to a total of over 3 lakh voters who have filled the forms from the district.(HT FILE)
In Thane, the numbers increase when the revised registrations are added, bringing it to a total of over 3 lakh voters who have filled the forms from the district.(HT FILE)
Published on Nov 16, 2018 01:21 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByAnkita Menon, Thane

Pune district election commission shows the way as 7,500 enrolment forms filled in just 30 days

A unique drive which was held across housing societies in the city to register residents in the voters list from October 1 received an overwhelming response, according to authorities
Deputy election officer Monika Singh (in green colour dress) at the administrative godown in Bhosari during the inspection of electronic voting machines, which were brought to Pune in the beginning of October.(HT Photo)
Deputy election officer Monika Singh (in green colour dress) at the administrative godown in Bhosari during the inspection of electronic voting machines, which were brought to Pune in the beginning of October.(HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 26, 2018 03:20 PM IST
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The Maldives result can help counter China’s influence on the Indian Ocean

As in Malaysia, where a pro-Beijing regime was ousted in recent elections, Mr Solih’s victory is expected to lead to intensified scrutiny of China’s investments in the Maldives. For India, which has described Mr Solih’s win as the triumph of democratic forces, the latest developments provide an opportunity to forge a closer relationship with the new administration
Maldives strongman Abdulla Yameen’s hopes for a second presidential term have been dashed with the victory of the candidate of the combined opposition, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (in photo)(REUTERS)
Maldives strongman Abdulla Yameen’s hopes for a second presidential term have been dashed with the victory of the candidate of the combined opposition, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih (in photo)(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 24, 2018 07:20 PM IST
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Telangana elections to be held by year-end? Poll panel to decide today

The EC has six months to complete the polling process in a state starting from the date of dissolution of the assembly, according to rules.
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao at a public rally at Pragati Nivedana Sabha in Kongara Kalan, Telangana.(PTI File Photo)
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao at a public rally at Pragati Nivedana Sabha in Kongara Kalan, Telangana.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Sep 07, 2018 12:10 PM IST
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