Local body results: Tough fight between AIADMK, DMK

Neck and neck trends between the ruling AIADMK and principal opposition DMK were witnessed today during the counting of votes polled in the recently concluded rural local body elections. Continue Reading

Matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs: SC dismisses review plea

The Supreme Court Tuesday dismissed the plea filed by 21 Opposition leaders seeking a review of its 8 April order directing the Election Commission to increase random matching of VVPAT slips with EVMs to five polling booths per assembly segment. Continue Reading

EVM-based voting is tamper-proof: CEO

Puducherry Chief Electoral Officer V Candavelou today said the present system of exercising franchise through Electronic Voting Machines in elections ‘is tamper-proof and most reliable.’ Presiding over the ninth ‘National Voters Day’ celebrations here, he said ‘unnecessary and ugly propaganda was being made now against EVM-based voting. Such propaganda will not hold water and hence is untenable.’ Continue Reading