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Maharashtra, Haryana assembly polls on October 21, results on 24: Election Commission

Both Maharashtra and Haryana, where the term of the assembly ends on November 9 and November 2, respectively, are the first states to go to polls after the Lok Sabha elections.

EC announces bypolls to 64 assembly seats, one Lok Sabha constituency

While assembly by-elections will be held on 64 assembly seats, the Samastipur Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar will also have a bypoll.


Maharashtra elections: More forces in naxal-affected areas, says CEC

Movement of Central forces from one place to another is a significant factor in deciding polling dates, Arora said, addressing a media briefing ahead of next month's State Assembly polls.

Allegations of EVM tampering made with criminal intent, says CEC Sunil Arora

The CEC, however, admitted that there were a few "black sheep", who had to be replaced. "The poll panel had to make changes, replace a couple of officers, including one in West Bengal, during the Lok Sabha polls," he explained.

CEC: We’re not going back to ballot box era

“We are not going back to the era of ballot papers. The Supreme Court has more than once said that the ballot papers are our past,” Arora told reporters at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport after arriving in Kolkata on Friday.

No question of going back to ballot papers: CEC Sunil Arora

"We are not going back to the era of ballot papers. The Supreme Court has more than once said that ballot papers are our past," Arora said.


In letter to Law Minister, CEC Sunil Arora pushes for pending poll reforms

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad is learnt to have received a letter from Arora last week, highlighting eight pending reform proposals.

Election Commission may revisit penal provision on test vote: CEC Sunil Arora

A voter who claims that the electronic voting machine (EVM) or the paper trail machine did not recorded his or her vote correctly is allowed to cast a test vote under Rule 49 MA of the Conduct of Election Rules.

EC terms reports of 'ghost voters' in recent polls incorrect

The poll panel reacted days after a section of the media reported that there was discrepancy in the total turnout and the actual number of electors in some states.

Silence difficult, but more desirable to see through poll process: CEC on Ashok Lavasa's public dissent

Sunil Arora also defended the clean chits given to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah on complaints related to model code violations, saying decisions were taken on merit and on "appreciation of facts".