Kerala, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh are among few states where the EVMs have been used to conduct panchayat polls in the last several years, an official said.
Updated on Dec 02, 2020 10:35 AM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir poll panel on Wednesday announced an eight-phase election to 20 district development councils (DDCs) beginning November 28, in the first major electoral exercise since the abrogation of Article 370. J&K election commissioner KK Sharma announced the schedule for the first district development council (DDC) polls that will be held between November 28 and December 29.
Updated on Nov 05, 2020 12:08 AM IST
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria, Jammu
The pandemic upended the lives of tens of thousands of migrant workers, brought untold sufferings, and forced many of them to walk back to their homes. But it has also pushed people like Kumar to stay put and get back on their feet in Bihar, which means they can also vote, something that they hardly ever did.
Updated on Oct 31, 2020 05:27 PM IST
Door-to-door campaigns with only five people and gloves for voters before they press the button at electronic voting machines are some of the guidelines for holding elections amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Published on Aug 22, 2020 06:50 AM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
The cop, who was deputed to guard electronic voting machines at a government school in Lamini, has been identified as Joginder Pal (52) of Kohlian village in Gurdaspur’s Narot Jaimal Singh tehsil. He is said to have died on the spot.
Published on Mar 15, 2020 09:37 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Pathankot | HT Correspondent, Pathankot:
Delhi Election Result 2020: The EVMs, since polling got over on February 08, had been kept under tight security in the strongroom at Atal Adarsh Bengali Balika Vidyalaya in Gole Market until the counting began in the morning today.
Updated on Feb 11, 2020 09:31 AM IST
New Delhi |Asian News International
While the details from the meeting were not available, it comes close on the heels of an alleged incident involving a polling officer and an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM).
Updated on Feb 08, 2020 11:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi |HT Correspondent
Party’s candidate Sukhdev Singh Chak, who was being considered a dark horse, garnered only 8,437 votes
Published on Oct 24, 2019 11:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | , LudhianaMohit Khanna
In Dharamshala, the voting percentage was considerably low compared to the 2017 assembly elections when the segment saw 76.3% turnout.
Updated on Oct 21, 2019 11:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Dharamshala and Shimla | , Dharamshala/shimlaHT Correspondents
Though the state government has made the provision for this expense in its annual budget, the expenditure is expected to go up eventually, as was witnessed during the 2014 Assembly polls, which cost ₹793 crore against the initial provision of ₹421 crore.
Updated on Sep 22, 2019 07:43 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai |Surendra Gangan
According to Thackeray’s aides, Gandhi and Thackeray during their 45-minute meeting discussed the possibility of the MNS being a part of the Congress-NCP led opposition front in Maharashtra for the assembly elections due in September-October this year.
Updated on Jul 09, 2019 07:23 AM IST
New Delhi |HT Correspondent
Prasad made a renewed pitch for the “one nation, one poll” proposal. He added the Opposition should mull over it with an open mind.
Updated on Jul 03, 2019 11:15 PM IST
Sena leader and Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) Sanjay Raut called the plan “infeasible” and said it would put regional parties at a disadvantage.
Updated on Jul 01, 2019 08:28 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | Swapnil Rawal
This came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked the Congress in Rajya Sabha saying it had insulted the voters by questioning the reliability of EVMs.
Updated on Jun 27, 2019 09:56 PM IST
PM Modi, who led his party to a stunning victory in the Lok Sabha elections, also took on the congress-led opposition head on for its campaign against electronic voting machines. This, he said, was a “new disease”.
Updated on May 25, 2020 10:21 PM IST
Mayawati’s comments came hours before an all-party meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss several issues, including the idea of one nation, one election, celebration of 150 years of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary this year and 75 years of Independence in 2022.
Updated on Jun 19, 2019 02:07 PM IST
Lucknow |Press Trust of India
Elections are due next year in as many as 82 civic bodies including the crucial Kolkata Municipal Corporation. Respective State Election Commissions are responsible for holding civic polls in each state.
Updated on Jun 18, 2019 07:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | HT Correspondent
The Prime Minister can do this by putting up a performance that is better than any of his predecessors.
Updated on May 27, 2019 08:00 AM IST
Another challenge the party is likely to face is to refrain its legislators and other senior leaders from switching to ruling parties.
Updated on May 26, 2019 12:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | Faisal Malik
As per data collated by the EC the overall voter turnout was 67.47% in 2019 as against 66.44% in 2014.
Updated on May 26, 2019 08:17 AM IST
Delhi CEO Ranbir Singh on Friday said he circulated a note to all nodal officers, returning officers and other key officials seeking their suggestions on areas that need improvement as well as where they seem to have done well.
Updated on May 25, 2019 09:17 AM IST
New Delhi | Vatsala Shrangi
According to the party’ candidates, the reasons for AAP’s debacle ranged from “Narendra Modi wave” and alleged EVM tampering to the party’s failure in connecting with voters during the campaign.
Published on May 25, 2019 02:07 AM IST
New Delhi |HT Correspondent
Gopal Shetty got 7,06,678 (71.4%) votes, while Matondkar received 2,41,431 (24.39%) votes, handing the BJP candidate a victory by 4,65,247 votes.
Updated on May 24, 2019 08:32 AM IST
Mumbai |Ankita Bhatkhande
As the counting of votes is in progress, Patole visited the counting centre in Kalamna Yard here and met Collector and Returning Officer Ashwin Mudgal.
Updated on May 23, 2019 05:20 PM IST
Nagpur |Press Trust of India
A total of 98,430 electronic voting machines (EVMs) were used for the four-phase polls in Maharashtra where counting is taking place in 38 locations, an election official said.
Updated on May 23, 2019 11:39 AM IST
Mumbai | HT Correspondent
“Who knows what is being done to the EVMs inside. But, at least on our part, we are doing our best to protect them,” said Sandeep Tyagi, an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) worker.
Updated on May 23, 2019 06:16 AM IST
New Delhi |Abhishek Dey
Auditing the paper trail through Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines, which is being used for the first time in a Lok Sabha election, is expected to delay the announcement of results.
Updated on May 23, 2019 08:18 AM IST
Amit Shah slammed the opposition over doubts on EVMs, saying they are rattled by their likely defeat and are “tarnishing” India and its democracy by questioning the electoral process and the EC.
Updated on May 22, 2019 06:00 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India
Lok Sabha elections 2019: Election Commission sets up control room to deal with complaints related to EVMs
In an earlier statement, the EC said, after the close of polls, all polled EVMs and VVPATs are brought under security cover to designated strongrooms, which are sealed with double locks in the presence of candidates and observers of the commission.
Published on May 22, 2019 12:18 PM IST
New Delhi |Press Trust of India
Confabulating with Gowda for over an hour in Bengaluru late Tuesday night after a meeting of opposition parties in New Delhi on the EVM issue earlier in the day, Naidu said 23 parties were raising the issue and demanding transparency and accountability.
Updated on May 22, 2019 11:44 AM IST
Bengaluru | HT Correspondent