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Karnataka Assembly elections to be held on May 10, counting on May 13

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New Delhi: The Election Commission of India announced the schedule for the Karnataka Assembly elections. The polling would take place in a single phase on May 10, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said on Wednesday.

The counting of votes will be done on May 13, the CEC said in a press conference here.

Detailing the data of the electors, the CEC said that there are a total of 5.21 crores in the state and the number of 100 plus voters is 16,976.

He informed that over 58,000 polling stations would be set up across the state.

“There are 224 Assembly constituencies of which 36 are reserved for the SCs and 15 for the STs. The total electorates in the state are 5,21,73,579 crores of which males are 2.62 crores and females are 2.59 crores. The total number of 80 plus electors is 12.15 lakhs. It is an increase of 32 percent from 2018. It also includes 16,976 proud electors who are 100 plus. The number of persons with disabilities (PWDs) has increased to 5.55 lakhs. This is an increase of close to 150 percent,” Kumar said.

He said that the first-time voters have increased from 2018-19 by 9.17 lakhs in Karnataka.

“All young voters who are turning 18 years of age by April 1, will be able to vote in the Karnataka Assembly elections,” he said.

ECI also announces bypoll dates for Punjab, Odisha, UP and Meghalaya. The bypolls will be held in Jalandhar parliamentary constituency in Punjab and Assembly constituencies of 07-Jharsuguda, Odisha, 395-Chhanbey and 34-Suar, Uttar Pradesh and 23-Sohiong, Meghalaya to be held on May 10. The results for the same will be declared on May 13, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said in a press conference here.

The polling and counting dates of bypolls coincide with those of the Assembly elections in Karnataka.

While speaking on Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad parliamentary seat, the CEC said, “We have six months’ time to hold a by-election after a seat falls vacant. The trial court has given 30 days time for judicial remedy. So, we will wait.”

Detailing the data of the electors, the CEC said that there are a total of 5.21 crores in the state and the number of 100 plus voters is 16,976.

He also informed that over 58,000 polling stations would be set up across the state.

ANI

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