The three-phase meeting elections can be performed by the Election Fee of India from October 28 to November 7 in Bihar. Final month, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora introduced that the counting of votes will happen on November 10.
Within the first section, the polling can be held in 71 meeting constituencies throughout 16 districts, whereas the second section will see polling in 94 constituencies in 17 districts. Seventy-eight constituencies in 15 districts will vote within the third section.
As per the schedule, 28 districts can have single-phase elections and 10 districts can have two phases of elections, corresponding to Patna and Bhagalpur.
Taking into account 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 many who have contracted COVID-19 or who’re in quarantine.
To carry Bihar Meeting Elections 2020 safely, the Election Fee has reportedly organized greater than seven lakh hand sanitiser models, about 46 lakh masks, 6 lakh PPE kits, 6.7 lakh models of faces-shields, 23 lakh pairs of hand gloves.
In the meantime, the Mannequin Code of Conduct are presently in power and the CEC mentioned that the Fee has already made “elaborate preparations” for guaranteeing the efficient implementation of MCC tips. Roadshows have been allowed, however they’re topic to the convoys being damaged after each 5 automobiles.
This time, the Election Fee has determined to carry voting throughout the state in simply three phases in order that the motion of safety personnel might be minimised amid the COVID-19 state of affairs.
“Elections entail giant scale deployment of safety forces. We have now tried to minimise their motion over lengthy distances. This is because of their fatigue in addition to Covid-19,” mentioned Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, saying the schedule.
Apart from, with the intention to be certain that the social distancing at every polling station might be adopted, the EC has diminished the variety of voters at every sales space to 1,000. On account of this, variety of polling stations has gone as much as multiple lakh. In 2015 Bihar Meeting Elections, the quantity stood at over 65,000.