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EVMs security protocal strict, can't be tampered with: Ex-CEC OP Rawat

Allegations on EVM swapping surfaced after a video of EVMs being allegedly transported in Chandauli constituency in Uttar Pradesh was shared on social media.

OP Rawat: ‘Note ban had absolutely no impact on black money. During polls we seized a record amount’

OP Rawat said, “We manage all polls with 17 lakh EVMs. If you have simultaneous elections, we will need 34 lakh. And maintain the inventory for five years, without any use. So, instead of savings, there may be losses."


President Kovind appoints Sunil Arora as new Chief Election Commissioner

Sunil Arora will take charge on December 2, replacing the incumbent CEC OP Rawat.

Madhya Pradesh elections: Rs 21.6 crore cash seized so far, says CEC O P Rawat

Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat also said that 1.31 lakh non-bailable warrants have been executed (to arrest anti-social elements) since the model code of conduct came into force.

Facebook, Twitter to help EC check fake news, political advertisement expenditure: Chief Election Commissioner

The companies will also inform the EC about the expenditure on each political advertisement on their platforms, Chief Election Commissioner O P Rawat said.

Political parties raise suspicion on Election Commission when competition is tough, says OP Rawat

"When competition is tough, fingers are raised (on the role election commission) by political parties out of suspicion. We have accepted all the challenges with an open mind and have come out clean," Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat said.


Telangana: Election Commission to send team to review poll preparedness next week

As per the ruling, "as and when an Assembly is prematurely dissolved, the Election Commission has to fix its calendar for holding fresh election within the time mandated under Article 174(1)".

Poll code complaints to be attended in 100 minutes: CEC OP Rawat

The mobile application launched in July was used on pilot basis in Bengaluru but will be used for the first time in Assembly elections in MP, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram.

At most, eight states can vote with Lok Sabha: Chief Election Commissioner amid Amit Shah push

OP Rawat’s statement is significant against the backdrop that elections in Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand are due in the latter half of 2019.