Sunday, Nov 28, 2021

Elections: Electronic Voting Machines (EVM)

Assam EVM Row: ECI Orders Repolling In Four Polling Booths On April 20

Apr 10, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The ECI order came after an electronic voting machine (EVM) was found in a car belonging to the wife of a BJP candidate.

EVMs, VVPATs Found At TMC Leader's Residence, Polling Officer Suspended

Apr 06, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

The incident came into light when villagers spotted a vehicle with an Election Commission sticker outside the house of the TMC leader in the early hours, after which they started protesting

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

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

Assam Assembly Polls: Police Fire Rubber Bullets At Mob To Stop EVM Snatching, 2 Injured

Apr 02, 2021 Outlook Web Bureau

A crowd of over 500 people attempted to snatch the EVM alleging rigging by BJP and UPPL members which the police tried to disperse by firing rubber bullets

Election Commission On Backfoot As EVM Controversy Hits Assam

The Election Commission on Friday ordered repolling in polling station 179 of Ratabari seat in Assam after a video surfaced on social media which allegedly showed EVMs in the car of Patharkandi BJP candidate Krishnendu Paul

02 April, 2021

'Rethink Use Of EVMs': Priyanka Gandhi After Video Shows Them In BJP Leader's Car In Assam

Outlook Web Bureau

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi said the Election Commission should act decisively on such complaints and that a serious re-evaluation of the use of EVM’s needs to be carried out by all national parties.

28 February, 2021

Voting For Local Body Polls Begins In Gujarat On Sunday

Outlook Web Bureau

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 November, 2020

Plea In SC Seeks Use Of Ballot Paper In Polls Instead Of EVMs


Plea alleges that EVMs are prone to error and several other countries have banned its use.

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.

11 November, 2020

Bihar Assembly Elections: Over 7 Lakh Voters Opt For NOTA


The 'NOTA' option on electronic voting machines, introduced in 2013, has its own symbol -- a ballot paper with a black cross across it.

04 November, 2020

Not Scared Of 'Modi Voting Machine', Says Rahul Gandhi At Bihar Poll Rally


"Truth is truth, justice is justice. I am fighting a war of ideology against this man…”, he said while addressing an election rally in Bihar.


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

29 October, 2020

Bihar’s First Phase Of Polling Sees 54% Voter Turnout


The polls were held in 71 constituencies spread across 16 districts amid tight security and strict COVID-19 regulations in place.

12 February, 2020

EVMs Can't Be Tampered With, No Question Of Going Back To Ballot Paper: Election Commission


Responding to a question on holding Lok Sabha and assembly elections simultaneously, CEC Sunil Arora said the call on the subject has to be taken at the political level. Once a decision is take, the Commission can only facilitate its implementation.

23 October, 2019

Congress Demands Installation Of Jammers In Strong Rooms Housing EVMs, Counting Centres


The opposition party told the Election Commission (EC) that its demand should be considered in the interest of democracy and integrity of the poll process.

21 October, 2019

Maharashtra, Haryana Record Over 60% Turnout As Polling Concludes Peacefully

Outlook Web Bureau

In Maharashtra, the voter turnout almost matched the 63.38 per cent polling recorded in the last state elections in 2014.

21 October, 2019

EVM Glitches At Several Maharashtra Polling Booths, Congress Moves EC

Outlook Web Bureau

Polling was also halted for some time at a booth in Worli area of Mumbai due to a technical error.


21 October, 2019

'Most Honest Man In BJP': Rahul Gandhi Tweets Video Of MLA Claiming EVM Tampering

Outlook Web Bureau

In the video, BJP MLA Bakshish Singh is heard claiming that no matter where the voters cast their votes, they (BJP) will get to know whom they have voted for.

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BJP activists celebrate their party's victory in Tripura Municipal Elections, outside state party office in Kolkata.

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