Bihar Assembly Election Date, Schedule Latest News: Three-phase between October 28 and November 7. Results will be declared on November 10.
Election Commission to Announce Bihar Assembly Election Dates today.
2020 Bihar Election Dates, Schedule: The Election Commission of India on Friday announced a three-phase polling in Bihar. As per the schedule, the first phase polling will be held on October 28 (71 seats), second phase polling will be held on November 3 (94 seats), and the third phase polling will be held on November 7 (78 seats). The results will be declared on November 10. Addressing the media, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said that this would be the biggest election in the world during the coronavirus outbreak, at least in the immediate future. He said all Covid-19 protocols will be put in place for the conduct of elections in the eastern state. He informed that only 1,000 voters will be allowed to cast votes at one polling booth. Over 7 lakh hand sanitiser units, about 46 lakh masks, 6 lakh PPE kits, 6.7 lakh units of faces-shields, and 23 lakh (pairs of) hand gloves arranged would be arranged. For voters specifically, he said, 7.2 crore single-use hand gloves would be provided.
The Bihar Legislative Assembly comprises 243 seats. The term of the current Assembly expires on November 29.