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5 States Assembly Elections 2023: Key Dates and Details Announced by Election Commission


5 States Assembly Elections 2023: Key Dates and Details Announced by Election Commission

5 States Assembly Elections 2023

The Election Commission has officially announced the dates for Assembly elections in five Indian states: Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan, and Telangana. Here are the important details:

Election Dates:

  1. Chhattisgarh: The state will conduct elections in two phases, on November 7 and 17, 2023.
  2. Madhya Pradesh: Elections will take place on November 27, 2023.
  3. Mizoram: Voting is scheduled for December 3, 2023.
  4. Rajasthan: The state will hold elections on November 28, 2023.
  5. Telangana: Elections in Telangana will also be on November 28, 2023.
StateElection DateCounting Date
ChhattisgarhNovember 7, 2023 (Phase 1) and November 17, 2023 (Phase 2)December 3, 2023
Madhya PradeshNovember 27, 2023December 3, 2023
MizoramDecember 3, 2023December 3, 2023
RajasthanNovember 28, 2023December 3, 2023
TelanganaNovember 28, 2023December 3, 2023

Counting of Votes:

The counting of votes for all five states will take place on December 3, 2023.

Voter Eligibility:

A total of 16.14 crore electors are eligible to vote in these elections.
Remarkably, 60.2 lakh voters will be first-time voters, adding to the significance of the elections.

ECI's Instructions to Poll Observers:

Ahead of announcing the election schedule, the Election Commission emphasized certain key instructions to poll observers.
Observers were urged to be visible, accessible, neutral, and ethical in their roles.

The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) stressed the importance of ensuring a level-playing field and conducting free, fair, and inducement-free polls.

Special provisions, such as home voting and accessible polling stations, were highlighted to accommodate persons with disabilities, senior citizens over 80 years of age, and particularly vulnerable tribal groups.

Observers were reminded that they are the eyes and ears of the Election Commission and were instructed to address complaints promptly.

Ensuring fairness not only in practice but also in perception was emphasized, with a call to monitor social media and take corrective actions.

These announcements mark significant steps in the electoral process in these states, with the Election Commission prioritizing fairness, inclusivity, and transparency in the upcoming elections.

[Sources-Online Media Reports]

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