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An election commission is a body charged with overseeing the implementation of electioneering process of any country. The formal names of election commissions vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction, and may be styled an electoral commission, a central or state election commission, an election board, an electoral council or an electoral court. Election commissions can be independent, mixed, judicial or executive. They may also be responsible for electoral boundary delimitation. In federations there may be a separate body for each subnational government. The election commission has a duty to perform election related activities in an orderly manner. For election related problems, Election Commission is responsible.

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In the last LS polls, 86% of candidates lost deposits

Nearly 86% of the 8,026 candidates in the recent Lok Sabha poll forfeited their deposits, according to the statistical report for general election 2019 released by the Election Commission on Friday...
IndiaTimes - Published

'Donation, declared it to EC': TMC MP admits to taking money from Narada CEO

The TMC leader admitted that she received 'donations' from Mathew Samuel (editor of Narada News Portal) for contesting the 2016 assembly elections in West Bengal and 'declared it to Election..
DNA - Published

Congress begins booth-level study to assess poor results, EVM doubts

In an urgent directive on Saturday, the party asked all its Lok Sabha candidates to send their Form 20 issued by the Election Commission to the party headquarters. The form lists booth-wise voting..
IndiaTimes - Published

LS polls: Cong gets more votes than BJP, AAP in minority pockets in Delhi

In most of the minority dominated Assembly segments of three Lok Sabha constituencies in Delhi, the Congress got more votes than its rivals, according to the Election Commission data on total votes..
DNA - Published

Manish Tewari wins from Anandpur Sahib

Former Union minister and Congress candidate Manish Tewari wrested the Anandpur Sahib seat from Shiromani Akali Dal nominee Prem Singh Chandumajra on Thursday. Tewari defeated the two-time MP by a..
IndiaTimes - Published

President Mutharika takes lead in Malawi election with 75% of votes counted

Malawi's President Peter Mutharika has so far taken 40.44% of votes cast in the May 21 presidential election, with 75% of the vote counted, the Electoral Commission said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Have asked EC to take action against TMC induced violence in WB: Prakash Javadekar

"Mamata Banerjee is shaken up and that is why the goons of TMC are rigging the elections and spreading terror, engaging violence in every phase of the elections. We demanded the Election Commission to..
DNA - Published

26 lakh bottles of indelible ink in 2019 polls

As the electorate increases over the years, so does the amount of indelible ink ordered by the Election Commission that is used to mark voters during elections across the country
IndiaTimes - Published

Campaign ends in seven Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra

Around 14,731 polling stations had been set up by the Election Commission.
DNA - Published

Thailand's pro-army party won popular vote, opposition second: election commission

Thailand's pro-army Palang Pracharat Party won the popular vote in Sunday's general election with 8.4 million ballots, the Election Commission said on Thursday as it released unofficial results of the..
Reuters - Published

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