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Business News/ Elections / Assembly Elections/  Mizoram polls: Voting for 40 assembly seats to be held on 7 November. Check details here
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Mizoram polls: Voting for 40 assembly seats to be held on 7 November. Check details here

Assembly Elections in Mizoram on 7 November, counting on 3 December

Assembly Elections in Mizoram on 7 November, counting on 3 DecemberPremium
Assembly Elections in Mizoram on 7 November, counting on 3 December

Voting for all the 40 assembly seats in Mizoram will take place on November 7, the Election Commission of India (ECI) announced on 9 October. The counting of the votes will be held on 3 December. Speaking of the schedule of Mizoram, the election commission said that the date of Issue of the Gazette notification is 13 October while the last date to making nominations is 20 October. As per Election Commission, the scrutiny of the nominees will done on 20 October while candidates can withdraw their candidature by October 23. Out of the 8.52 lakh voters in Mizoram, 4.13 lakh voters are male and 4.39 lakh are female. The first time voters in the state are 50,611.

The term of the Mizoram legistlative assembly ends on 17 December 2023. The state is currently governed by Mizo National Front (MNF). In 2018, in a 40-seat Assembly of Mizoram, Mizo National Front managed to win 26 seats with a vote share of 37.8 per cent. Congress secured 5 seats and BJP won a single seat. Zoramthanga is the current chief minister of the state.

Coming back to the Election Commission's conference, CEC Rajiv Kumar said that for the 1st time a new Election Seizure Management System is being introduced for the assembly polls to enhance oversight to ensure inducement-free elections.

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A total of 940 checkposts have been put in place for a strict vigil along interstate borders and to dry up inflow of illicit liquor, cash, freebies and drugs, he said.

There will be zero tolerance for the use of money power and there will be a strict vigil over suspicious online cash transfers through wallets as well, the CEC said. During the press conference, Rajiv Kumar said these five states will have 1.77 lakh polling stations, of which 1.01 lakh will have webcasting facility. More than 8,000 polling stations will be managed by women, he said.

Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Telangana and Mizoram will go to polls on different days from November 7-30 and votes will be counted for the five states on December 3, the Election Commission said on Monday, setting the stage for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

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Published: 09 Oct 2023, 12:47 PM IST
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