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Karnataka Assembly Elections on 10 May; Vote Counting on 13th

Web Desk (Tvm)Updated: Wednesday Mar 29, 2023

Bengaluru : Assembly elections in Karnataka will be held on May 10, the  Chief Election Commissioner Rajeev Kumar announced in a press conference Wednesday. 224 seats are up fro grabs. Vote counting is slated for  May 13. The election will be held in  single phase. There are a total of 5.21 crore voters, of whom,  9.17 lakh are first timers.

The last date for submitting  nomination papers is 20 April. Last date  for withdrawal is 24 April.Though there were rumours about  Karnataka elections and Wayanad Lok Sabha by-election to being announced together. That did not happen.

The term of the current 224-member Assembly ends on May 24. The Election Commission visited Karnataka on 9th of March to take stock of  election preparations.  BJP is the ruling party. The main opposition parties are the Congress and the Janata Dal. In the 2018 elections, BJP secured  119 seats, Congress 70 and JDS 30.

58,000 polling stations will be set up for voting. Of these, 28,866 are in urban areas. There are 12.15 lakh voters above 80 years of age. People with physical debilities and those  above 80  can vote from home. There are 2.59 crore women and 41,000 transgender voters.