Announcement of assembly election schedule by the Election Commission on Monday. Here all you need to know about the polls in the national capital.
NEW DELHI : Delhi Assembly elections will be held in single phase on February 8 while results will be announced on February 11, the Election Commission of India said today. The poll watchdog has also published the final electoral list, according to which 1.46 crore voters are eligible to cast their franchise in the Delhi elections.
The term of the 70-member Delhi Assembly is ending on February 22 and a new House has to be constituted before that. Led by Arvind Kejriwal, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came to power in Delhi in February 2015 sweeping 67 of the 70 Assembly seats.
Schedule for single-phase Delhi Assembly elections:
Notification to be issued on January 14
Last day of nomination: January 21
Scrutiny of nominations: January 22
Last date for withdrawal of candidature: January 24
Date of Poll: February 8
Counting of votes: February 11
LIVE updates of Election Commission press conference:
-The entire election process will be over by February 13.
-Despite publication of the final electoral roll (up to January 1, 2020), any eligible person can apply for registration as voter till the last date of nomination of the Delhi assembly election.
-Delhi voters will be provided QR code-enabled voters slip which will speed up voting through easy identification.
CEC Sunil Arora on situation in Delhi: “We are hopeful that situation will be under control and conducive for polls. If there is an extraordinary situation, there is always an option of deferring the polls. Constitution empowers ECI to take the call”.