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Delhi Assembly Elections 2020: Voting For 70 Seats To Take Place On February 8, Counting On 11

The CEO Said That There Are Over 11.55 Lakh Voters In Delhi Who Come Under ‘ASD’ (absent, Shifted, Deceased) List.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 06 Jan 2020, 05:05:44 PM
Delhi to vote on February 8 for 70 Assembly seats

Delhi to vote on February 8 for 70 Assembly seats (Photo Credit: Twitter: ANI)

New Delhi:

The Election Commission (EC) on Monday announced the date of the upcoming Delhi Assembly Polls. According to the dates announced by Election Commissioner Sunil Arora, Delhi will cast the ballot on February 8 and the results will be announced on February 11. Delhi will witness a three-cornered contest between the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress.

In 2015, the AAP won election in the state with a majority of 67 of 70 assembly seats. The remaining three seats were won by the BJP.

Here are the Delhi election dates:

  • Notification of elections: January 14
  • Last day of nomination: January 21
  • Scrutiny of nominations: January 22
  • Last date of withdrawal: January 24
  • Date of elections: February 8
  • Counting date: February 11

Singh said all voters will be provided QR code-enabled voters slip which will speed up voting through easy identification. The election to the 70-member Delhi Assembly will take place on February 8 and results will be declared on February 11, the Election Commission announced on Monday.

The CEO said that there are over 11.55 lakh voters in Delhi who come under ‘ASD’ (absent, shifted, deceased) list and added that there were no instructions regarding registration of refugees covered under the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in the electoral roll this time. 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 Assembly polls, he said in a press conference.

“The special summary revision of voters list was conducted in September-October months last year. The draft of voters list was published on November 15, objections were invited till December 26 and now the final publication of the voters list is being done,” Singh said. As compared to the final voters list in 2019, the number of voters in Delhi has increased by 9.96 lakh in the final roll of 2020 (up to January 1), he said. The number of voters has increased by 1,87,000 in the final roll of 2020 as compared to the draft roll published on November 15, 2019, he said.

“There were deletions of 60,848 names and addition of 2,47,950 names in the draft electoral roll, resulting in net addition of around 1,87,000 voters,” the Chief Electoral Officer said. The number of voters in various categories include overseas voter (489), service voters (11,556), voters in age group 18-19 years (2,08,883) and aged above 80 years (2,05,035), and specially challenged (55,823).

Singh said no complaints from any political party or any other quarter had been received regarding “irregularities” in deletion or addition of names in the draft voters list. The ruling AAP, before the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, had alleged deletion of names of voters belonging to various communities from the list on the behest of the BJP. Singh said a meeting of political parties will be held and they will be provided copies of the final electoral roll.

It is also available on the website of the CEO. He said that as compared to the numbers in Lok Sabha polls, the number of voters has increased by over three lakh in the final voters list. There are 13,750 polling booths located at 2,689 locations across Delhi.

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First Published : 06 Jan 2020, 03:50:13 PM