New Delhi: The Election Commission has announced the dates for the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, including Goa, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Punjab. Along with this, the code of conduct has also been imposed in these states. Meanwhile, the Union Health Ministry has taken an important decision to follow the Model Code of Conduct. According to the news agency ANI, the picture of Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not be visible on the vaccination certificate in these 5 states.
It is noteworthy that while announcing the dates of the assembly elections on Saturday, CEC Sushil Chandra Giving information about some special preparations related to these elections, said that this time Important changes have been made in the enrollment process, under which candidates will also be able to enroll through the Commission’s Suvidha App.
Apart from this, the CEC also informed that webcasting will be arranged at important booths and Number of voters per booth reduced from 1500 to 1has been reduced to 250, The total number of polling stations has gone up to over 16 per cent.
Apart from this, Sushil Chandra has said some other important things in his press conference, let us know-
Results will be declared on 10th March 2022.
– Others in Manipur stage selection On March 3.
– The first phase of elections in Manipur on February 27.
– Voting for the third phase in Uttar Pradesh on February 20 and the fourth phase of polling on February 23, 5th phase vote of– February 27, the sixth phase of polling – March 3 and the 7th phase – will be held on March 7.
The second phase of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections and the first phase in Uttarakhand, Punjab and Goa will be held on February 14.
Notification for the first phase of Uttar Pradesh will be issued from January 14. The first phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh will be held on February 10, 2022.
Elections will be held in seven phases in five states.
See all the dates related to the elections in a single table-
– All election officers and employees will be vaccinated with ‘precautionary dose’ by treating them as front line workers.
No travel, road shows, street meetings, public meetings and rallies of any kind are allowed to any political party till January 15.
– The Election Commission will take care of these things mainly-
1- COVID safe election
2- hassle free for voters
3- Maximum voter participation
Postal ballot for senior citizens above 80, persons with disabilities and COVID patients. Senior citizens above 80 years of age, persons with disabilities and COVID-19 patients can vote by postal ballot.
– Mandatory for candidates to make their criminal records public – It is mandatory for political parties to upload detailed information on their websites about persons with pending criminal cases who have been selected as election candidates and make it clear that the status of that candidate Why was the selection made?
The Model Code of Conduct (MCC) will come into force immediately after the announcement of the schedule. The Election Commission has made elaborate arrangements to ensure effective implementation of the MCC guidelines. Any violation of these guidelines will be dealt with strictly. Our c-Vigil application should be used by voters to report any incidents of violation of model code of conduct, distribution of funds and freebies. Election commission officials will reach the crime scene within 100 minutes of the complaint.
– Voting will be held with COVID safety norms, as the number of COVID cases increase due to Omicron variant, ECI held meetings with the Union Health Secretary and Home Secretary, experts and health secretaries of the states. Keeping these views and the ground situation in mind, the Election Commission decided to announce the election with security norms.
18.34 crore voters including service voters will participate in this election. A total of 18.34 crore voters including service voters will participate in this election, out of which 8.55 crore are women voters.
– 24.9 lakh voters who voted for the first time in the elections of 5 states, 24.9 lakh voters registered for the first time in 5 states including Uttar Pradesh.
At least one polling station exclusively for women shall be mandatory in every assembly constituency.
Elections will be held for 403 assembly seats in UP, 117 in Punjab, 70 in Uttarakhand, 60 in Manipur and 40 seats in Goa.
first published:Jan. 9, 2022, 10:14 p.m.