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Elections: Voting

Controversial Election Laws (Amendment) Bill Introduced in Lok Sabha

Dec 20, 2021 PTI

The Election Laws (Amendment) Bill 2021 seeks to allow electoral registration officers seeking the Aadhaar number of people who want to register as voters 'for the purpose of establishing the identity'.

Yogi Getting My Telephones Tapped: Akhilesh Yadav

Dec 19, 2021

Yadav also attributed the recent visits of chief ministers and deputy chief ministers of the 12 BJP-ruled states to various places in UP, including Varanasi and Ayodhya, to the saffron party’s alleged fears of impending defeat in the upcoming assembly elections.

I Will Go To My Polling Booth To Vote, India’s First Voter Shyam Saran Negi, 104, Sends Heart-Warming Message To EC

On October 25, 1951—when polling was held for the first time — Shyam Saran Negi(now 104) became the first voter of independent India to cast his vote. Since then, he had not missed a single election—whether Lok Sabha, assembly or panchayat—to exercise his democratic right.

Assam EVM Row: Incident Occurred Due To 'Foolishness' Of Presiding Officer, Says EC

Apr 03, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The EC ordered repolling in polling station 179 of Ratabari seat in Assam after a controversy erupted when a polling party carried an EVM in a vehicle that belonged to the wife of a BJP candidate

Voting For Local Body Polls Begins In Gujarat On Sunday

Eligible voters, including leaders from various political parties, arrived at the booths to cast their vote after polling began at 7 am and will continue till 6 pm.

25 January, 2021

National Voters' Day: Election Commission To Soon Begin Mock Trials For Remote Voting

Outlook Web Bureau

The Election Commission has collaborated with IIT-Madras to work on a new technology which will allow electors to vote from faraway cities

25 January, 2021

PM Modi On National Voters Day Appreciates Election Commission's Role; Raises Awareness For Voter Registration

Outlook Web Bureau

The National Voters Day is observed on January 25 to mark the foundation day of the Election Commission.

15 November, 2020

Nearly 160 Tonnes Of Biomedical Waste Generated During Bihar Polls


The Election Commission had procured 18 lakh face shields, 70 lakh face masks, 5.4 lakh single-use rubber gloves.

03 November, 2020

Long Lines Seen Outside Polling Stations As Americans Head To Vote


Experts say turnout will be the key in the results of an election dubbed one of the most divisive .

03 November, 2020

Madhya Pradesh Observes 66.28% Voter Turnout Till 6 pm Amid Reports of Violence


Polling began at 7 am and will end at 6 pm, while adhering to the Covid-19 restrictions

19 November, 2019

Congress Dominates Rajasthan Urban Bodies, Wins 961 Wards, BJP 737


The election for three municipal corporations, 18 Nagar Parishads and 28 Nagar Palikas were held on Saturday.


11 June, 2019

'Didn't Get Many Votes Of Minority Community But...': Varun Gandhi In Pilibhit

Outlook Web Bureau

BJP MP Varun Gandhi, who had swapped constituency with his mother Maneka Gandhi in the recent election, said he will not leave Pilibhit and will continue to serve the people of this constituency.

04 June, 2019

Middle Man, Leader And Party: Startling Details On Expenses In Lok Sabha Elections 2019

Siddhartha Mishra

According to a report by CMS, political parties, candidates and the EC spent between Rs 55,000 and Rs 60,000 crore during the polls, taking the average expenditure per constituency to over Rs 100 crore.

24 May, 2019

In Delhi, 45,000 Voters Chose NOTA; Number Up By 6200 Compared to 2014 LS Polls

Outlook Web Bureau

The votes cast under the None Of The Above (NOTA) category accounted for 0.53 per cent of the total votes.

23 May, 2019

Modi Storms Delhi Citadel Again

Outlook Web Bureau

In the end, BJP's prediction in the final stages of campaigning of 'ab ki baar 300 paar' appeared coming true, as Congress President Rahul Gandhi's campaign slogan of 'chowkidar chor hai' found no resonance among voters

21 May, 2019

Oppn Parties To Meet Election Commission Today Over VVPAT Verification

Outlook Web Bureau

The opposition parties are demanding to tally VVPAT slips with EVM figures in an entire Assembly constituency in case a discrepancy is found in any polling booth.

20 May, 2019

EC Takes Action Against Polling Officer In Chandni Chowk For Not Deleting Test Votes

Outlook Web Bureau

The EC directed disciplinary action against the presiding officer after a report was sent about the error to it by the Chief Electoral Officer, Delhi.


20 May, 2019

Akali Dal Chief Sukhbir's Daughter, First Time Voter, Gets Notice For Wearing Party Badge

Outlook Web Bureau

The show-cause notice was issued for wearing Akali Dal badge when she came to a polling booth for casting her vote in Muktsar, under Bathinda parliamentary constituency.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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