New Delhi: Polling for 182 seat Gujarat Assembly will take place in two phases, Election Commission announced on Thursday.
Phase 1 of the Gujarat assembly elections will take place on December 1st, 2022 and Phase 2 will be on December 5th, 2022.
“First phase of Assembly elections in Gujarat to be held on 1st December & second phase on 5th December; counting of votes to be done on 8th December,” CEC, Rajiv Kumar, said.
The results will be announced on December 8th, 2022 with Himachal Pradesh.
The term of the 182-member Gujarat assembly ends on February 18 next year.
Meanwhile, elections in Himachal Pradesh will be held in a single phase on November 12.
In 2017, the polls in the two states were announced on different dates but the counting took place together on December 18.
The CEC informed that as many as 3,24,422 people would be first-time voters in the state.
“I am happy to inform that 3,24,422 new voters will vote for the first time this time in the Gujarat Assembly elections. The total number of polling stations is 51,782. At least 50 per cent of the polling stations set up in the state will have webcasting arrangements,” Kumar said.
“For a better voting experience, 1274 polling stations will be managed entirely by women and security staff. Public Works Department will welcome voters at 182 polling stations. For the first time, 33 polling stations will be set up and managed by the youngest polling staff,” he added.