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Karnataka polls to be held on May 5, counting on May 8: Highlights

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Karnataka polls to be held on May 5, counting on May 8: Highlights
New Delhi:  Election Commissioner VS Sampath is today announced the dates for Assembly elections in Karnataka.

Dates for the Assembly polls:
  • Voting-  May 5
  • Counting - May 8
  • Issue of Notification- April 10.
  • Last date of nominations- April 17.
  • Scrutiny of nominations - April 18.
  • Last date of withdrawal -April 20

Highlights from the press conference:


  • Election Commission (EC) will continuously monitor ground situation and take adequate measures to ensure free and fair polls.
  • From the last set of state elections, the format of filing of affidavits for criminal record, education background, etc has been combined in revised form 26
  • EC has directed media  certification committees to dispose off 'paid news' cases in a time-bound manner. 
  • No election related officials or police officers will be in his or home district.
  • Those who have completed three years in a district will be transferred out. 
  • All significant election related activity will be video-graphed.
  • Effort will be made to distribute voter slips at the doorstep of every voter 3-4 days in advance.
  • Complaint redressal number - 1950.
  • Effort will be made to dispose off complaints in a time bound manner and inform complainants.



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