Gujarat Assembly Polls: After Himachal Pradesh, now the dates for the Gujarat assembly elections have been announced by Election Commission of India.
The Elections to 182 assembly seats will be held in two phases on December 1 and 5. While the results will be declares on December 8. Voting for 89 assembly seats will be held on December 1 and for 93 seats on December 5.
The process of filing nominations in the first phase will begin on November 5 and will end on November 14. Nominations for the second phase can be filed from November 10 to 17. The last date for withdrawal of nominations for 89 seats in the first phase is November 18 and November 21 for 93 seats in the second phase.
ECI Suvidha Portal to provide online nomination & affidavit facility to candidates/political parties. Permissions for rallies, meetings, etc. can also be applied online through this portal. PwD App for #AccessibleElections https://t.co/DJ2w5YAbXA#ECI #Technology pic.twitter.com/iDUwl1jkdm— Election Commission of India #SVEEP (@ECISVEEP) November 3, 2022
How many voters, how many polling stations
In Gujarat, as per the electoral roll published on October 10, over 4.9 crore electors are registered, out of which 4.04 lakh are PwD electors; over 9.8 lakh 80-plus senior citizens and 4.61 lakh first-time voters.
Now, youngsters get four chances in a year to enrol as a voter instead of a single qualifying date.
For enhanced voting experience, 1,274 polling stations will be completely managed by women polling and security staff. For the first time, to motivate young voters, 33 polling stations will be set up and managed by the youngest available polling 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.
The Election Commission said, “We are seriously paying attention to the apathy of the urban people in casting their votes to increase the voter percentage. In every assembly constituency, centers with low polling percentage have been identified, special efforts are being made to increase the voting percentage there. will be done.”