Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Monday announced the polls date for Delhi Assembly elections. Delhi will go to polls on February 8, while the counting of votes will be held on Feb 11.
The voting will be held at 13,750 polling stations, the Chief election Commission informed.
Announcing the poll schedule, the Chief Election Commission (EC) said, the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) will be applicable for Delhi with immediate effect.
A new concept of absentee voters will be introduced during the polls.
The voters, who are not able to come to polling stations due to physical circumstances or unavoidable reasons
A new concept of absentee voters has been introduced. This enables those voters to take part in polls who are not able to come to polling stations due to physical circumstances or unavoidable reasons.
This apart, differently-abled voters and senior citizens above 80 years can either vote in person or vote through postal ballot, the CEC informed.
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Delhi assembly elections: Total electors in NCT of Delhi are 1,46,92,136; Polling to be held at 13,750 polling stations pic.twitter.com/Pc26L88Fhd— ANI (@ANI) January 6, 2020
Apart from this, the ECE Arora said, "We are hopeful that situations will be under control and conducive for polls. If there is an extraordinary situation, there is always an option of deferring the polls. Constitution empowers ECI to take the call."
On December 26, the CE reviewed the preparedness of various agencies ahead of the assembly polls in Delhi, with the Delhi police top brass expressing confidence that it is fully geared for the electoral exercise.
The term of the current assembly will expire on February, 22.
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