Voting in India's mammoth national election ended Sunday with the seventh and final phase of a grueling poll that lasted more than five weeks, as exit polls predicted a victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party and its allies. Vote counting begins on Thursday, and the election result will likely be known the same day. The election is seen as a referendum on Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party. The BJP's main opposition is the Congress party, led by Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty that has produced three prime ministers. Exit polls by four leading television news channels - Republic, TimesNow, New Delhi Television and India today- projected a victory for the BJP and its allies with 287 to 339 seats out of 543 - far ahead of the 272 seats needed to form the next government. Monitoring services like Bark and Gaggle say a growing number of students are using cloud-based platform Google Docs as a DIY social media network. In some instances, … [Read more...] about India’s Marathon Election Ends, Vote Count Begins Thursday
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Asia Pacific Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Asia Pacific | India Election: Voting Ends and Exit Polls Predict a Modi Win Advertisement Supported by The world’s biggest election will determine whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi stays in power. Here’s how it happened, and what comes next. ByDouglas Schorzman and Kai Schultz May 19, 2019 After 39 days of polling involving as many as 900 million voters, balloting in India’s vast parliamentary election came to a close on Sunday, starting a countdown to the announcement of final results on Thursday. The first batch of exit polls predicted that Narendra Modi, the prime minister, would return to power. According to five different polls released by Indian media organizations Sunday night, Mr. Modi’s party, the Bharatiya Janata Party, or B.J.P., and its allies were forecast to … [Read more...] about India Election: Voting Ends and Exit Polls Predict a Modi Win
"The results of some 'quick counts' by survey institutions that show the incumbent on a winning streak are viewed as opposing camps. This has high potential to trigger conflicts among members of the community," he stated during a conversation with ANTARA in Bogor, West Java, Friday. The lecturer at the Human Ecology Faculty (FEMA) believes that apart from quick counts by survey institutions, the commission's "real count" too carries a similar risk if even and prompt reporting is not conducted. Due to some 800 thousand polling stations (TPS) spread across Indonesia, the KPU reported it centrally in Jakarta. "Segregating the area of authority is deemed important. For instance, the eastern region is divided into two, while the middle is divided in two. Hence, a coordination line is in place, and the KPU reports the matter quickly," Sjaf remarked. Sjaf opined that such a situation can fuel conflict in the community, particularly concerning opinions on social media that can spark … [Read more...] about Observer believes expediting vote counting will prevent conflicts
Amy Gardner, The Washington Post Published 1:41 pm PST, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Judge Betsy Benson, canvassing Board Chair for Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office, shows ballots damaged by machines during the vote recount for three statewide races at the Broward County Supervisor of Elections headquarters on Nov. 14, 2018, in Lauderhill, Fla. less Judge Betsy Benson, canvassing Board Chair for Broward County Supervisor of Elections Office, shows ballots damaged by machines during the vote recount for three statewide races at the Broward County Supervisor ... more Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jahi Chikwendiu Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jahi Chikwendiu Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Judge Betsy Benson, canvassing Board Chair for Broward County … [Read more...] about Does your vote count in Florida? It might depend on your signature.
AUSTIN -- Trailing incumbent Republican Will Hurd and looking to make up votes, Democrat Gina Ortiz Jones is seeking a 48-hour extension of the deadline to make official provisional ballots in the race for the most competitive congressional district in Texas. A week after Election Day, Jones said Bexar County Elections Administrator Jacquelyn Callanen had not made public the list of provisional voters in the race, making it difficult for voters to ensure their ballots officially counted.“We’ve had issues in Bexar County providing information that should be a matter of public record,” Jones said in a news conference. “This includes the list of folks that voted via provisional ballot.”Voters who cast provisional ballots must return to their elections officials and provide valid identification or otherwise provide evidence to remedy their provisional ballot in order to make their votes official.Under state law, a list of provisional voters is public record … [Read more...] about Gina Ortiz Jones, trailing Will Hurd, asks for 48-hour extension of vote counting in Texas’ most competitive congressional district