April 2019

India – Opposition parties take EVM woes to Election Commission

The Hindu – Opposition parties on Saturday approached the Election Commission alleging the display of party name only under the BJP symbol on EVMs during a mock poll in West Bengal’s Barrackpore constituency. However the poll panel has maintained that the same insignia was used for the party in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

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Calculation of Councillor’s Term of Office

LLG – Following requests for clarification on calculating the date of a councillor’s retirement or start of their term of office after scheduled local elections on 2 May 2019, the Association of Electoral Administrators and Lawyers in Local Government have sought legal opinion on the ‘effective fourth calendar date’ under the Local Government Act 1972.

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