Bihar assembly election 2020: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Friday announced the schedule for Bihar Assembly polls 2020. Voting for Bihar assembly elections will be held in three phases -- first on October 28, second on November 3 and the third on November 7 -- while counting of all votes will take place on November 10, the Election Commission announced on Friday.
This is the schedule for Bihar Elections 2020:
Bihar elections will be conducted in three phases.
In the first phase, 71 seats will be covered. Polls -28th October.
Date of issue of gazette notification: Oct 1
Last date of nomination: Oct 8
Scrutiny of nomination: Oct 9
Last date of withdrawal of candidature: Oct 12
Date of polling: Oct 28
In the second phase, 94 seats will be covered. Polls - 3rd November.
Date of issue of gazette notification: Oct 9
Last date of nomination: Oct 16
Scrutiny of nomination: Oct 17
Last date of withdrawal of candidature: Oct 19
Date of polling: Nov 3
In the third phase, 78 seats will be covered. Polls- 7th November.
Date of issue of gazette notification: Oct 13
Last date of nomination: Oct 20
Scrutiny of nomination: Oct 21
Last date of withdrawal of candidature: Oct 23
Date of polling: Nov 7
The results will be declared on 10th November.
Bihar Assembly Elections Dates: Here are the highlights
- "Elections entail large scale deployment of security forces. We have tried to minimise their movement over long distance," says CEC Arora. This is due to their fatigue as well as Covid-19, he added. "We have reduced the number of phases due to this," says Arora.
- No of people accompanying a candidate for submission of nomination restricted to 2. No of vehicle restricted to 2. Door to door campaign restricted to five including the candidate.
- Bihar will have 42,000 polling stations.