Correction: An earlier version of this chart implied that certain RECs had political leanings favourable to certain political parties. Its sourcing was largely based on media reporting, some of which highlighted commentary by the views of partisan political voices concerning the conduct of the RECs in certain states. A review of some of the sources revealed those comments to be less than indicative of the actual political affiliations of these officers, who are supposed to be nonpartisan. In essence, the previous graphic completely failed to meet the rigorous standards of sourcing, accuracy and fact-checking that SBM sets for itself and is widely recognised for. It has been completely withdrawn. The error is sincerely regretted.