Karnataka Election 2018: Voting Dates, Election Results, Polling Schedule, FAQs Answered

Karnataka Election date is May 12, 2018. For Congress, retaining Karnataka is an imperative at a time it has lost its grip on much of India. It is also important for the BJP to make in-roads into southern India.

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Karnataka Election 2018: Voting Dates, Election Results, Polling Schedule, FAQs Answered

Karnataka election will take place on May 12 and the results will be announced on May 15.

New Delhi:  The BJP and the Congress have been campaigning aggressively in the state for the last few months in wake of Karnataka election 2018. For Congress, retaining Karnataka is an imperative at a time it has lost its grip on much of India. It is also important for the BJP to make in-roads into southern India. In this year's elections, Lingayat votes will play a crucial role. Congress' Siddaramaiah, the current chief minister of Karnataka, will be fighting against BJP's BS Yeddyurappa for the chief minister's spot in the upcoming polls. Mr Yeddyurappa was forced to step down as Karnataka chief minister in 2011 in a haze of corruption allegations by Karnataka's ombudsman or Lokayukta Santosh Hegde. He was accused in a mining scam. In 2016, he was acquitted of charges of accepting kickbacks worth Rs 40 crore. When the election dates were announced, it triggered a controversy as the BJP IT Cell head tweeted the dates before the official announcement. The Election Commission said they "will look into leaks" on dates. The ongoing term for the Karnataka assembly expires on May 28.

A look at voting dates, election results, polling schedule and FAQs:

What is the date of Karnataka Assembly Election 2018?
The date of Karnataka Assembly Election is May 12, 2018.


What is the result date of Karnataka Assembly Election?
The Karnataka Assembly Election result will be announced on May 15, 2018.

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Top bosses of the Congress and the BJP have been visiting Lingayat mutts in the state.

What are the total number of seats in Karnataka Assembly?
The Karnataka Assembly has 224 seats with 36 seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes and 15 for the Scheduled Tribes.

What are the total number of electors as per final electoral rolls?

Number of electors in Karnataka are 4.9 crore.

What is the date of issue of Gazette Notification?
The last date of issue of Gazette notification is April 17, 2018.

What is the last date of nominations of Karnataka election?
The last date of nominations of Karnataka election is April 24, 2018.

What is the last date for scrutiny of nominations for Karnataka assembly election?
The last date of scrutiny of nominations was April 25, 2018.

What is the last date for withdrawal of candidatures in Karnataka assembly election?
The last date for withdrawal of candidature for Karnataka election is April 27, 2018.

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Karnataka assembly elections will be held on how many polling stations?

56,696 polling stations will be set-up for Karnataka assembly elections 2018. Special arrangements to be made for women voters including security arrangements.

How many parliamentary constituencies are there in Karnataka?

Karnataka has 28 parliamentary constituencies.

Which is the ruling party in Karnataka?

Indian Nation Congress led by K Siddaramaiah is the ruling party in Karnataka. It won 122 seats in 2013.

How can you check if your name is in the Karnataka election voters' list?

To check your name in the election list, click here.

 

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