Delhi Assembly elections will be held in single-phase, the Election Commission of India said today. According to the election commission, 1.46 crore voters are eligible to cast their franchise in the Delhi elections.

The term of the 70-member Delhi Assembly is ending on February 22 and a new House has to be constituted before that. Led by Arvind Kejriwal, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) came to power in Delhi in February 2015 sweeping 67 of the 70 Assembly seats.

Highlights:

  • With the announcement of Delhi election 2020, model code of conduct has come into force with immediate effect
  • Counting of votes will be held on February 11 while voting will be on February 8

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Schedule for single-phase Delhi election 2020:

Notification to be issued on January 14

Last day of nomination: January 21

Scrutiny of nominations: January 22

Last date for withdrawal of candidature: January 24

Date of Poll: February 8

Counting of votes: February 11

-A new concept of absentee voters enables those voters to take part in polls who are not able to come to polling stations due to physical circumstances or unavoidable reasons. Disabled persons and senior citizens above 80 years can either vote in person or vote through postal ballot.

-Delhi elections to be held in a single phase.

-Model code of conduct shall be applicable with immediate effect: EC

A new concept of “absentee voters” has been introduced.

-Pick and drop facility will be provided for all senior citizen voters

-About 90,000 officials will be deployed for the conduct of elections: CEC

-There are 13,750 polling stations in Delhi.

-Delhi assembly has 58 general category seats, 12 for SC and none for STs: Sunil Arora, chief election commissioner.

-Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Delhi Ranbir Singh said the final publication of voters list shows there is a total of 1,46,92,136 voters in Delhi including 80.55 lakh males and 66.35 lakh females.