voter participation

CEC unhappy that 40 percent voters stayed away in 2009


September 21st, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) V.S. Sampath Friday expressed unhappiness that nearly 40 percent voters had not taken part in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls.The CEC ... Read more...

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For Kashmir panchayats, an endless wait for powers


July 11th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
Srinagar, July 11 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government says it is gradually devolving powers to the grassroots level in the state, but the ground reality appears somewhat different.With an ... Read more...

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Smartphones could play key role in US elections


September 13th, 2011 - 12:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 13 (IANS) Smartphones may play a significant role in future US elections by enabling online voting, new research claims.The study was conducted by the Human Factors and Ergonomics ... Read more...

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14th phase of Kashmir panchayat polls ends


June 6th, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, June 6 (IANS) The 14th phase of the Jammu and Kashmir panchayat elections ended Monday afternoon in eight panchayat blocks across the state.Polling started at 8 a.m. Monday in ... Read more...

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Kashmir panchayat candidate injured in firing


May 10th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, May 10 (IANS) A panchayat candidate was shot at by separatist guerrillas in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district Tuesday, police said.Police here said Ghulam Mohiuddin, a candidate in Machipora ... Read more...

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Assembly polls: Tamil Nadu records 75 pc voting, Kerala 74 pc, Puducherry 83 pc


April 13th, 2011 - 10:46 pm ICT by ANI
Chennai/Thiruvananthapuram/Puducherry, Apr 13 (ANI): An estimated 75 per cent of 4.7 crore electorate cast their votes in the elections to the 234-member Assembly in Tamil Nadu, around 74 per cent voters cast ... Read more...

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Jay-Z urges youth to vote in General Elections


October 13th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 13 (IANS) Rapper Jay-Z is urging his fans in the US to get involved in politics and head to the polls during the upcoming general elections in a public ... Read more...

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Jaagte Raho! to wake up Bangaloreans from ‘political’ slumber


December 21st, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 21 (IANS) Hoping to ensure large-scale voter participation in the local polls early next year, a new campaign 'Jaagte Raho!' (Keep yourself awake) has been launched in Bangalore. The campaign aims ... Read more...

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G8 congratulates Afghan for polls


August 22nd, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Aug 22 (IBNS) The G8 foreign ministers will soon be issuing a statement congratulating Afghanistan for its second presidential elections, eight years after the US-led invasion ousted the Taliban regime.“There’s ... Read more...

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Kirsten Dunst to make documentary on US voting system


November 5th, 2008 - 7:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 5 (ANI): Hollywood actress Kirsten Dunst has teamed up with filmmaker Jacob Soboroff to direct and produce a documentary on the American voting system. The ''Spiderman 3'' actress, who will ... Read more...

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California Indians strongly back Obama: survey


October 29th, 2008 - 10:47 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) Indian Americans in California are the strongest Asian supporters of Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama with about two-thirds backing him as against a little over half nationally, according ... Read more...

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Celebrity endorsements really do motivate younger voters


October 26th, 2008 - 12:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A new study by researchers at Washington State University has found that celebrity endorsement during presidential campaigns is an effective political strategy to get younger voters to ... Read more...

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Celebrity endorsements prove helpful in luring younger voters


October 21st, 2008 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 21 (ANI): Celebrity endorsement can be an effective way of luring young voters to polling booths, finds a new study.The study led by researchers at Washington State University focussed ... Read more...

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Economic and social disadvantage affect voter turnout


August 29th, 2008 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 29 (IANS) Disadvantages like early pregnancy, dropping out of high school, being arrested or going to an underprivileged school in adolescence contribute to lower voter turnout in adulthood. Julianna ... Read more...

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