Gandhinagar: Election Commission of India announces Gujarat Assembly Polls dates. Voting will be held in two phases on December 1 and 5. The counting of votes will be done on December 8.
A press conference of ECI was held on November 3. Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said, “First phase of Assembly elections in Gujarat to be held on 1st December & second phase on 5th December; counting of votes to be done on 8th December.
Speaking of first-time voters he said that as many as 3,24,422 people would be first-time voters in the state.
“I am happy to inform you that 3,24,422 new voters will vote for the first time this time in the Gujarat Assembly elections. The total number of polling stations is 51,782. At least 50 percent of the polling stations set up in the state will have webcasting arrangements,” Kumar said.
“For a better voting experience, 1274 polling stations will be managed entirely by women and security staff. Public Works Department will welcome voters at 182 polling stations. For the first time, 33 polling stations will be set up and managed by the youngest polling staff,” he added.
Date of issue of gazette notification: November 5 (Phase 1), November 10 (Phase 2)
Last date for nominations: November 14 (Phase 1), November 17 (Phase 2)
Date for scrutiny of nominations: November 15 (Phase 1); November 18 (Phase 2)
Last date for withdrawal of candidature: November 15 (Phase 1), November 18 (Phase 2)
Date of polls: December 1 (Phase 1), December 5 (Phase 2)
Date of counting: December 8 (Both phases)
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