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EC Announces Bypoll Dates For Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, MP & Mizoram, Counting On December 11

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| October 6 , 2018 , 16:23 IST

The Election Commission of India on Saturday held a press conference to announce the schedule of polls for the state of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram.

While addressing the press meet, Election Commissioner O P Rawat said, Simultaneous elections will be held in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram, before 15th December.

Rawat announced that Phase 1 voting for state assembly election in Chhattisgarh to take place on 12 November, voting for phase 2 on 20 November.

While the polls in Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram assembly elections to be held on 28th November.

Election Commissioner O P Rawat said, "By-polls in Shimoga, Bellary and Mandya in Karnataka to be held on 3rd November."

Announcing further he said, Rajasthan and Telangana assembly elections to be held on 7th December. Counting of votes to be done on 11 December for Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana state assembly elections.

He further added, “Model of conduct to come into force in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram with immediate effect.”

Accessible Elections

Rawat said that polling slips will also be issued in Braille because the poll panels aim remains to make election process accessible to all. He said that all-women booths will also be set up where security officials will also be women.