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NEW DELHI: The Election Commission announced on Saturday the voting schedule for Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa.
Addressing a press briefing, the election panel said it aimed to hold secure elections for Covid in five states with maximum voter turnout with extensive preparations.
Elections will be held for 403 assembly seats in UP, 117 in Punjab, 70 in Uttarakhand 60 in Manipur and 40 in Goa.
Here are some of the new changes for the upcoming parliamentary elections in five states:
– A total of 18.34 crore of voters including service voters will participate in this election, of which 8.55 crore are female voters.
– 24.9 lakhs of voters for the first time are registered in the 5 states, including Uttar Pradesh. ”
– The ECI mandated that at least one polling station managed exclusively by women be set up in each constituency of the Assembly. Our agents identified much more than that. There are 690 seats in the assembly, but we are installing 1,620 of these voting booths.
– People over the age of 80, people with disabilities and patients with Covid-19 can vote by mail ballot.
– It is compulsory for political parties to upload detailed information on their website regarding the persons whose criminal cases are being selected as candidates in the ballot. They will also have to justify the selection of the candidate.
– The cVIGIL app should be used by voters to report any incidents of violation of the model code of conduct, distribution of money and gifts. Within 100 minutes of the complaint, ECI officers will reach the scene of the violation.
– No roadshow, padyatra, rally or procession by bicycle or bicycle will be authorized until January 15; situation to be reviewed and new instructions to be issued later.
-Political parties and candidates are invited to conduct their electoral campaign digitally or virtually as much as possible.


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