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Uttarakhand polls 2022: Election schedule, polling booths, number of voters – details

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Key Highlights

  • The polling for the Uttarakhand Assembly elections will take place in a single phase on February 14

  • The counting of votes will take place on March 10

Dehradun: Uttarakhand is all set to witness a three-cornered electoral contest among Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress on February 14 when the hill state goes to Assembly elections.

The Assembly elections for 70 constituencies in Uttarakhand will be held in a single phase and the results will be declared on March 10.

The election schedule was announced by the Election Commission of India on January 8, 2022. It was as follows:

  • Date for Nominations – January 21
  • Last Date for filing Nominations – January 28
  • Date for scrutiny of nominations – January 29
  • Last date for withdrawal of candidatures – January 31
  • Date of poll – February 14
  • Date of counting – March 10

According to the electoral rolls, there are a total number of 82,38,187 eligible voters in the state. Out of which, 81,43,922 are general voters while the remaining 94,265 are service voters.

A total of 632 candidates are in the fray for the ensuing polls scheduled to be held for the Uttarakhand state Assembly.

Back in 2017, voting was conducted in 10,854 polling stations across the state. However, this time, the polling stations will see a 7.31 per cent at 11,647 polling stations.

To ensure a smooth voting process, the office of the Chief Electoral Officer(CEO) has requested 115 company forces from the central government. The CEO’s demand was made in view of the critical and vulnerable polling booths in the state.

After the completion of the nomination process, the Election Commission has identified about 800 such areas in the state where the polling was 15 per cent more or 15 per cent less than the average in the last election in the booths falling under the ‘critical’ category.

Similarly, about 1,200 booths have been marked in such an area where voters are likely to be affected. These booths have been kept in the category of ‘vulnerable’.

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