The Election Commission has announced the date for the Assembly Elections in the state of Karnataka. The Election in the currently BJP-ruled state will take place on May 10th and will happen in a single-phased manner. The counting and the eventual results for the same will be announced on May 13. There are a total of 224 seats in the Karnataka state assembly which will go under the polls during the election season.
The Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar announced the dates and the details regarding the elections in a press conference.
To avoid the misuse of money power, a team of 2,400 static surveillance teams will be kept for monitoring the booths. The CEC also stated that citizens can report any type of misuse of electoral malpractices using the cVigil App of the National Election Commission.
People over the age of 80, along with people with disabilities will be able to vote from home, according to the Chief Election Commissioner of India.
Overview of the polling stations
In the 2023 Karnataka polls, the number of polling stations is 58,282
- The average number of voters per polling station are: 883
- Urban polling stations: 24,063
- Rural polling stations: 34,219