Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly polls on October 15: EC
On Friday, Chief Election Commissioner VK Sampath told reporters on Friday that people of both the states will cast their votes on October 15.
Counting will be held on October 19.
As per the schedule released by Election Commission, 288 assembly constituencies of Maharashtra and 90 90 assembly constituencies of Haryana will go into polls on the same day.
Notification for both states will be issued on September 20.
Last day for filing nominations is September 27.
Scrutiny of nominations will take place on September 29, while last date of withdrawal is on October 1.
As per statistics produced by EC, 8.259 crore eligible voters in Maharashtra and 1.615 crore eligible voters in Haryana will choose their respective next State Government.
EC said that like General Elections, this time also ‘NOTA’ and ‘VVAT’ will be used.
CEC Sampath said, “We have made provisions for NOTA as per directions of Supreme Court. Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail will be used in limited numbers in these elections.”
EC also said, By-poll for Lok Sabha seat will be held in Maharashtra's Beed and Odisha's Kandhamal will also take place on October 15.
On Jammu & Kashmir’s present situation where State elections were earlier called off due to natural calamity that has ravaged the state, EC told that they are following the situation closely.
Sampath said, “We are watching the situation in Jammu and Kashmir very closely.”