Election Commission Current Affairs - 2019

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Madras High Court Upholds Decision to cancel Vellore Poll

Madras High Court has dismissed two writ petitions filed against the Presidential decision to rescind the Lok Sabha poll notification for the Vellore parliamentary constituency in the wake of complaints of large-scale distribution of cash to voters. Why the Lok Sabha Polls in the Vellore Constituency was cancelled? Lok Sabha election to the Vellore constituency Read More…

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SC directs political parties to furnish receipts of electoral bonds in to EC

The Supreme Court has directed all political parties to furnish details about the receipts of electoral bonds in a sealed cover to the Election Commission. Electoral Bond Scheme The government had notified the Electoral Bond Scheme 2018 on January 2, 2018. As per provisions of the Electoral Bond scheme, electoral bonds may be purchased by Read More…

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M3 EVMs to be used in Nizamabad

The Election Commission has decided against the using of Ballot papers in the Nizamabad parliamentary constituency of the Telangana. To accommodate a whopping 185 candidates in contention the Election Commission has decided to use the M3 EVMs in the Lok Sabha Polls. The Election Commission has ordered Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) to supply 26,820 EVMs, Read More…

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Model code of Conduct kick in as soon as House dissolved: EC

Election Commission (EC) has announced that Model Code of Conduct comes into force immediately in states where legislative assemblies have been dissolved prematurely. It also held that after dissolution caretaker government as well as the central government is barred from announcing new schemes in particular state from date of dissolution of legislative assembly till new Read More…

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EC orders removal of NOTA from Rajya Sabha, legislative council elections

Election Commission of India (EC) had removed NOTA (None of the Above) option from ballot papers of Rajya Sabha, Legislative Council elections following directive of Supreme Court. The NOTA option, henceforth will be only available in direct elections such as Lok Sabha and state assembly elections. Background In August 2018, Supreme Court had said that Read More…

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SC scraps use of option in Rajya Sabha elections

Supreme Court scrapped use of NOTA (none of the above) option for Rajya Sabha elections, saying it defeats fairness in indirect elections, destroys democratic values and serves as Satan of defection and corruption. The ruling was given by three judges bench of SC comprising of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, Justices A M Khanwilkar Read More…

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Election Commission to launch App to help voters to share malpractice proof

Election Commission of India (ECI) is launching multi-lingual mobile application called Model Code of Conduct Violation Reporting App ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The app aims at empowering people across the country to share evidence of malpractice by political parties, their candidates and activists directly with ECI. Key Facts Through this mobile app, Read More…

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