EC announces schedule for Bihar Assembly polls

The Election Commission has announced the dates for the Bihar elections. Polls for the eastern state will be held in 3 phases this time around. Chief Election Commissioner announced the poll dates saying the first phase of voting will take place on 28th October, second phase on 3rd November and the 3rd phase will be held on 7th November. Counting & declaration of results will be on the 10th of November.

BIHAR ELECTION SCHEDULE

PHASE I OCT 28, 2020

PHASE II NOV 03, 2020

PHASE III NOV 07, 2020

RESULT NOV 10, 2020

The first phase of polling involves 16 districts with 71 seats will be up for grabs on the 28th of October. Notification will be issued on the 1st of October. The last date for filing nomination papers is on the 8th of October and the last date for withdrawal of nomination is on the 12th of October.

BIHAR ELECTIONS PHASE I

DISTRICTS 16

SEATS 71

DATE OF POLLING OCT 28, 2020

NOTIFICATION OCT 01, 2020

LAST DATE FOR NOMINATION OCT 08, 2020

LAST DATE FOR WITHDRAWAL OCT 12, 2020

The second phase of voting is being held in 17 district on the 3rd of November for 94 seats. Notification will be issued on the 9th of October. Last date for nomination filing is on the 16th of October and the last for withdrawal of nomination is the 19th of October.

BIHAR ELECTIONS PHASE II

DISTRICTS 17

SEATS 94

DATE OF POLLING NOV 03, 2020

NOTIFICATION OCT 09, 2020

LAST DATE FOR NOMINATION OCT 16, 2020

LAST DATE FOR WITHDRAWAL OCT 19, 2020

The 3rd phase of voting will see 15 districts going to the hustings on the 7th of November involving 78 seats. Notification for the this phase will be issued on the 13th of October. The last date for filing of nomination is the 20th of October while the last date for withdrawal of nomination is the 23rd.

BIHAR ELECTIONS PHASE III

DISTRICTS 15

SEATS 78

DATE OF POLLING NOV 7, 2020

NOTIFICATION OCT 13, 2020

LAST DATE FOR NOMINATION OCT 20, 2020

LAST DATE FOR WITHDRAWAL OCT 23, 2020

The poll battle for Bihar will be faught in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Election Commission has issued stern instructions to all to strictly adhere to the covid porotocol. The number of voters assigned to a polling booth queuing up to cast votes will be brought down to the level of 1,000 voters.

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