Gujarat Election Result: The Gujarat election results will decide the winner - BJP or Congress! The voting was held in two phases on December 9 and 14.
The voting process for both the phases in Assembly elections in Gujarat is over. All eyes are now set on the result day. Votes will be counted on December 18. The Gujarat election results will decide the winner – BJP or Congress! The voting was held in two phases on December 9 and 14. The votes will be counted on December 18, the same day as the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, where elections were held on November 9. The poll process in the western state started on November 14 with the issue of the gazette notification for the first phase. Candidates started filing their nominations from that day. The first phase was held in 89 of the 182 seats and covered 19 of 33 districts. The notification for the second phase was issued on November 20 for the remaining 93 assembly seats in 14 districts. The last date for filing nominations in the first phase was November 21. Candidates were allowed to withdraw their nominations till November 24. For the second phase, candidates filed their nominations till November 27. They were allowed to withdraw their nominations till November 30.
Paper trail of votes was used in all the 50,128 polling stations of the 182 assembly constituencies to ensure transparency.
ECI has announced that all the voters in Gujarat will be able to see their votes cast through Voter-Verified Paper Trail Audit (VVPAT) machines, which will be installed along with electronic voting machines (EVMs).
The Commission had set up 182 all-women polling stations, one in each assembly constituency. The height of the voting compartment has also been increased to ensure secrecy. CCTV cameras were used at border checkposts to prevent the smuggling of liquor and money and to stop anti-social elements from entering the states. There was voter assistance booths at every polling station.
“Elections in Gujarat have always been peaceful and the Commission will take all necessary measures to ensure a peaceful free and fair election in Gujarat,” ECI had said.