Bihar election 2020 dates: Three-phase voting, results on Nov 10 |

NEW DELHI: The 3-phase Bihar polls will probably be hung on October 28, November three and November 7 in what is going to be the primary large-scale elections within the nation because the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic. The Election Commission on Friday introduced strict Covid-19 protocols for political events in addition to for electorate to make sure that the balloting workout is performed in a secure and clean means. Here is how Bihar elections will probably be other than some other polls now we have noticed:
Vote casting time greater; extra polling stations presented
The balloting timing has been greater via one hour. Now, the balloting will happen from 7 am to six pm. Previous, it used to happen between 7 am to five pm. Alternatively, this is probably not acceptable within the Maoist-hit spaces.
The collection of electorate in step with polling station has been reduce to one,000 to facilitate social distancing. This will likely elevate the collection of polling stations to over 1 lakh in 2020 from 65,337 within the 2015 elections.
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Hand gloves for all electors
Face mask, sanitizer, thermal scanners, gloves, face defend and PPE kits can be used all through the electoral procedure making sure social distancing norms. Hand gloves can be supplied to all of the electors for signing at the voter registers and urgent buttons of EVM for balloting.
Over 7 lakh hand sanitiser devices, just about 46 lakh mask, 6 lakh PPE kits, 6.7 lakh devices of faces-shields, 23 lakh (pairs of) hand gloves were organized for the polls. 7.2 crore single-use hand gloves have additionally been organized for the electorate.

Best 5 other folks allowed for door-to-door campaigning
Maintaining the containment tips in view, the Fee has restricted the collection of individuals, together with applicants for the door to door marketing campaign to 5. Public assembly and roadshows can be permissible with appropriate directions topic to containment directions issued via the ministry of house affairs and state government.
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Applicants can put up nomination on-line
Most often, submitting nominations is stuffed with fan fare with applicants arriving at Returning Officer’s administrative center with a gaggle of supporters. Alternatively, maintaining with bodily distancing necessities, the the ballot panel has created an not obligatory facility for all of the applicants to fill and put up the nomination shape on-line.
The shape can be submitted offline, after taking a print, earlier than the Returning Officer involved. Additionally, for the primary time, the applicants will find a way to deposit a safety quantity for contesting the elections on-line.
Quarantined sufferers can vote too
Covid-19 sufferers who’re quarantined will have the ability to forged their vote at the ultimate day of ballot, at their respective polling stations, underneath the supervision of well being government. That is but even so the choice of the postal facility already prolonged to them.
Counting tables lowered; Counting halls greater
To make sure distancing norms all through the counting of votes in Bihar, the EC stated not more than seven counting tables, as a substitute of 14 counting tables, must be allowed in a counting corridor. Robust rooms, wearing instances of EVMs and paper path machines must be sanitized. The consequences from the regulate devices will probably be displayed on a big display screen to keep away from lodging of numerous counting brokers, as in step with EC tips.
(With enter from businesses)