NEW DELHI: Elections to the Delhi Assembly will be held in a single phase on February 8, while the results will be announced on February 11, the Indian Election Commission said today. The poll control body has also published the final electoral list, according to which 1.46 million crore voters are eligible to issue their franchise in the Delhi elections.
The mandate of the 70 members of the Delhi Assembly will end on February 22 and before that a new Chamber must be established. Directed by Arvind Kejriwal, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came to power in Delhi in February 2015, sweeping 67 of the 70 seats in the Assembly.
Calendar of single-phase elections to the Delhi Assembly:
Notification to be issued on January 14
- Last nomination day: January 21
- Nominations scrutiny: January 22
- Last date of withdrawal of the candidacy: January 24.
- Date of the survey: February 8
- Voting Counting: February 11
LIVE updates of the Electoral Commission press conference:
-The complete electoral process will end on February 13.
-In spite of the publication of the final electoral roll (until January 1, 2020), any eligible person can apply to register as a voter until the last nomination date of the Delhi assembly election.
-Dalhi voters will receive a voter ticket with a QR code that will speed up voting by easy identification.
-CEC Sunil Arora on the situation in Delhi: “We hope that the situation will be under control and will lead to surveys. If there is an extraordinary situation, there is always the option to defer the surveys. The Constitution empowers ECI to make the decision “.
-Some constituencies in Delhi had a lower participation the last time the areas affected by the Maoists: Sunil Arora.
– The election director of Sunil Arora, whose term will end on February 22, said he held a meeting with the chief secretary and senior officials last month to hold elections.
-The new concept of absent voters allows voters to participate in polls that cannot go to polling stations due to physical circumstances or unavoidable reasons. Disabled people and senior citizens over 80 can vote in person or vote by mail.
-Votes count on February 11.
-Delhi elections to be held in a single phase.
– Survey date – February 8.
-Description of nominations: January 22
-Last nomination date: January 21
-The model code of conduct will be applicable with immediate effect: CE
-A new concept of “absent voters” has been introduced.
-A pick-up and delivery service will be provided for all senior citizens.
-Approximately 90,000 officials will be deployed to conduct elections: CEC
-There are 13,750 polling stations in Delhi.
-The Delhi assembly has 58 seats of general category, 12 for SC and none for ST: Sunil Arora, chief commissioner of elections.
-The Election Director (CEO) Delhi Ranbir Singh said the final publication of the voter list shows that there are a total of 1.46.92,136 voters in Delhi, including 80.55 lakh men and 66.35 lakh women.