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What is NRI Voting?

The Election Commission recently proposed the use of postal ballot to enable NRIs (Non-Resident Indians) to cast their votes. This could be done using the ETPBS or Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System. The NRIs got voting rights only in 2011 by an amendment to the Representation of Peoples Act, 1950. Currently, NRIs can only vote ..

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Indian Statistical Institute’s report on VVPAT Sample size to Election Commission

Indian Statistical Institute has granted its report on the sample size of VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail) slip counting to Sunil Arora, Chief Election Commissioner. Following this, Indian Statistical Institute will systematically analyse and scientifically examine the issue of VVPAT Slip verification with an electronic count of the Electronic Voting Machines. The report submitted ..

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Himachal Pradesh to be first state to use EVMs with VVPAT machines on all booths during assembly elections

Himachal Pradesh will be the first state to use EVMs with Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines on all booths during assembly elections. The state will go to polls on November 9, 2017 in a single phase. Over 37 thousand polling personnel’s have set up 7,525 polling stations for more than fifty lakh voters ..

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Gujarat to be first big state after Goa to use EVMs with VVPAT

Gujarat will be the second state after Goa to use the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) system for the Assembly elections. Here, Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be equipped with VVPAT. State Chief Electoral Officer and Principal Secretary Mr. B. B. Sawain announced this at a press conference in Gandhinagar on Septmebr 28, 2017. ..

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New Delhi hosted Chief Electoral Officers’ Conference of all States and Union Territories

The two-day Chief Electoral Officers’ Conference of all States and Union Territories has been inaugurated by Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti and Election Commissioner OP Rawat in New Delhi on August 18, 2017. The event is being organised by the Election Commission of India (ECI) to review performance as well as to explore new ..

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