– Election Commission of India (ECI) to announce schedule for upcoming assembly elections in five states. – Date: October 9, 2023 – Time: 12 noon

General, Police, and Expenditure Observers briefed for Assembly Elections in Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Telangana. 

– Chacha Chaudhary and Sabu, popular comic book characters, to be used in voter education materials. – Materials include posters, pamphlets, and videos.

– Cricket Legend Sachin Tendulkar appointed as National Icon. – His role is to promote greater voter turnout through voter education campaigns.

– ECI to use cVigil App for monitoring and responding to electoral malpractices. – Citizens can report incidents, with a promise of a response within 100 minutes. – ECI's commitment to conducting free, fair, and inducement-free elections with measures to ensure accurate voting in the five poll-bound states.