The three-phase assemble elections might be carried out by the Election Commission of India from October 28 to November 7 in Bihar. Last month, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora introduced that the counting of votes will happen on November 10.
In the primary part, the polling might be held in 71 meeting constituencies throughout 16 districts, whereas the second part will see polling in 94 constituencies in 17 districts. Seventy-eight constituencies in 15 districts will vote in the third part.
As per the schedule, 28 districts can have single-phase elections and 10 districts can have two phases of elections, akin to Patna and Bhagalpur.
Taking into consideration the protection of voters, the timing of polling has been prolonged by one hour. Now, voters in Bihar will be capable of train their franchise from 7 am to six pm. The final one hour has been put aside for individuals who have contracted COVID-19 or who’re in quarantine.
To maintain Bihar Assembly Elections 2020 safely, the Election Commission has reportedly organized greater than seven lakh hand sanitiser items, about 46 lakh masks, 6 lakh PPE kits, 6.7 lakh items of faces-shields, 23 lakh pairs of hand gloves.
Meanwhile, the Model Code of Conduct are at present in drive and the CEC mentioned that the Commission has already made “elaborate arrangements” for making certain the efficient implementation of MCC tips. Roadshows have been allowed, however they’re topic to the convoys being damaged after each 5 autos.
This time, the Election Commission has determined to carry voting throughout the state in simply three phases in order that the motion of safety personnel will be minimised amid the COVID-19 scenario.
“Elections entail large scale deployment of security forces. We have tried to minimise their movement over long distances. This is due to their fatigue as well as Covid-19,” mentioned Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, asserting the schedule.
Besides, in order to make sure that the social distancing at every polling station will be adopted, the EC has diminished the quantity of voters at every sales space to 1,000. As a consequence of this, quantity of polling stations has gone as much as a couple of lakh. In 2015 Bihar Assembly Elections, the quantity stood at over 65,000.