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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. An election commission has a duty to ensure elections are conducted in an orderly manner.

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The voting for the Telangana Assembly Election is all set to end at 5 pm today. With this, the polling for all the 5 states will come to an end. All eyes are now on the exit polls which will give an..

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EC suspends three Telangana officers for attempting to dilute seizure case worth Rs 18 lakh

Election Commission issued an immediate suspension order for three police officers in Telangana, including a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) stationed in Hyderabad. The officers, namely M..
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Chhattisgarh: Counting of votes to be on 14 tables in each assembly constituency on December 3

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Rajasthan assembly polls: Over 68% voter turnout, stray incidents of violence

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Assembly polls underway in Rajasthan, over 40 per cent votes cast till 1 pm

Rajasthan witnesses brisk voting as more than 40% of the electorate cast their votes by 1 pm in the state elections. The polling is peaceful and the voting percentage has been increasing steadily since..
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'Why did not send a notice to PM?': Congress's Manish Tewari on EC notice to Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been issued a show-cause notice by the Election Commission for his 'Panauti' and 'pickpocket' jibes at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Party MP Manish Tewari criticized..
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EC issues notice to Rahul Gandhi alleging model code of conduct violation

The Election Commission issues a notice to Rahul Gandhi, asking him to explain why action should not be taken against him for violating the model code of conduct and penal provisions. The notice cites..
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Seeking change in counting day, Mizoram NGO body visits Delhi to meet Election Commission

A delegation of Mizoram NGO Coordination Committee (NGOCC) has gone to Delhi to meet Election Commission officials and request a reschedule of the counting of votes for the state assembly polls. The EC..
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Congress has started showing its real colour: BRS MLC Kavitha allege attack on party candidate

BRS MLC K Kavitha has accused Congress leaders of attacking a BRS candidate and party members during election campaigning in Bodhan Assembly constituency. Kavitha believes that Congress is feeling..
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EC notice to Rajasthan Congress over 'missed call' campaign

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Election Commission puts curbs on Cong ads on air, party blames BJP

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