Gujarat assembly elections on 9 and 14 December

Gujarat assembly elections

Gujarat will go to polls in two phases on 9th & 14th December for 182 assembly seats. Announcing this Chief Election Commissioner A K Joti said 89 seats will go to polls in the first phase and the rest 93 in the second phase.He said 4.33 crore electorates will exercise their right at 50128 polling stations. Notification for the first phase will be issued on 14th of November while 20th November will be the date of notification for the second phase.

Counting will be held on 18th December along with Himachal Pradesh, which goes to poll on 9th of next month.

Mr Joti said EVMs with VVPAT will be used at all polling stations. He said 182 polling stations will be managed by women only.Model code of conduct has come into force with immediate effect. The term of the Gujarat Assembly ends on 22nd January next year. Reports that the Model Code of Conduct has come into force in Gujarat following the Election Commission’s announcement.

Following the announcement of the State Assembly elections in Gujarat, the Model Code of Conduct has become effective with immediate effect. The Chief Electoral Officer B.B.Swain told the media persons last evening that new project, programs, announcement of financial and other relief would not be allowed.

However, the work already in progress will continue without any interruption. He said that to keep strict vigil on poll expenditure, flying squad, video viewing team, video surveillance team and accounting team have been activated in all districts. Static surveillance teams have also been activated in all districts to check the unauthorized movement of the cash.

According to Chief Electoral Officer, more than 15 lakh new voters have been added in the updated electoral rolls. He said that no name will be deleted from the current electoral rolls however; the addition of new voter is still continuing and name can be added even before the 10 days of the polling.

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