Last Updated: November 03, 2022, 13:53 IST
The counting of votes will happen on December 8. (File photo/PTI)
The elections for 182 assembly seats will be held in December 2022. Out of the total constituencies, 142 are general, 17 belong to Schedule Casts (SC), 23 are Schedule Tribes(SC).
Voting for the Gujarat Assembly election will take place in two phases, Election Commission announced on Thursday, adding that polling for the first phase will take place on December 1 and for the second phase on December 5.
The counting of votes will happen on December 8.
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar addressed a press conference on the elections in New Delhi and expressed his condolences to the victims of the Morbi bridge collapse, that killed at least 135 people.
➡️Here is full schedule of the upcoming Gujarat Assembly Elections
- Issue of notification for phase I: November 5
- Issue of notification for phase II: November 10
- Nomination Begins: November 14 for phase I and November 17 for phase II
- Nomination scrutiny: November 15 for phase I and November 18 for phase II
- Withdrawal of Nomination: November 17 (phase I) and November 21 (phase II)
- Voting: December 1 and 5
- Counting of Votes: December 8
Gujarat has a 182 member assembly and the BJP had pulled off its sixth consecutive victory winning 99 seats in the last polls, while the Congress put up a spirited fight by bagging 77 seats. In percentage terms, the BJP had polled 49.05 per cent of the valid votes, while Congress had polled 42.97 per cent.
Out of the total constituencies, 142 are general, 17 belong to Scheduled Casts (SC), 23 are Scheduled Tribes (ST).
There will be 4.6 lakh first time voters in the elections this year. There are over 4.9 crore eligible voters in total. EC will set up over 51,000 polling stations for voters. Out of these, 34,276 will be set up in rural areas, while 17,506 will be in urban areas.
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