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Linking voter card to Aadhaar can lead to abuse of data: Sitaram Yechury to CEC Nasim Zaidi

Yechury termed the exercise by electoral officers as “strange” and expressed concern about the possible misuse of such a database.

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At 12,000, Pune district’s voter-Aadhaar linkage lowest

The administration conducted a day-long drive to link Aadhaar numbers to voter IDs on Sunday.

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Electoral roll revision: SEC bans transfer of DMs, govt officials

The ban will remain applicable till August 31, when the final electoral roll data would be published.

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Achal Joti takes charge as Election Commissioner

Joti has served in various posts in Gujarat, including as Chief Secretary from 2010 to 2013.

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Error-free electoral rolls will be ready by 2016: Nasim Zaidi

In an e-mail interview to The Indian Express, Zaidi talks about his priorities and the challenges at hand.

Earlier in the day, the EC told mediapersons that a number of initiatives have been taken to ensure free and fair elections.

EC database to track repeat poll code violators

During 2014 Lok Sabha polls, EC had come down heavily on speeches by BJP leader Amit Shah and SP leader Azam Khan by bringing their campaigns to a halt.

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EC seeks report into ‘code violation’ by Congress MP

Abu Hasem Khan Chowdhury has been sent a showcause notice and we have asked for a report from RO Nandini Saraswati.

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KMC elections: SEC rules out repoll in any ward

There will be no repoll at any of the 4,704 booths where polls were conducted.

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AAP last party to submit expenditure details to EC

The deadline to sumbit the expenditure details of Dec 2013 Assembly polls to the EC was Feb 24, 2014.

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Voting rights for NRIs: SC gives govt 8 weeks to work on proxy voting, e-ballot modalities

The poll panel had ruled out the possibility of allowing NRIs to vote through the Internet.

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NRIs’ voting rights; Can’t fix time frame for legislation: SC

Election Commission, which found it feasible to give voting rights to NRIs, did not favour extending same benefit to migrants in the country.

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Now, a book to address all queries related to local body polls

Election Commission had formed a committee to address all FAQs regarding elections to all local govt bodies

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No proxy, postal or e-ballot voting for inter-state migrants, says EC

Around 400 million people in India who travel to other states and cannot cast their votes from their native constituencies.

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Nasim Zaidi set to become new chief election commissioner

After Brahma retires on April 19, Zaidi will be the only member of the three-member poll watchdog.

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Political parties support trust under EC to disburse corporate funding: H S Brahma

The issue of state funding of elections, too, figured prominently during the discussions.