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All about Bihar Polls: Dates and Covid guidelines

Sep 25, 2020 17:43 IST

The dates for the Bihar assembly elections are out. The largest election anywhere in the world amid the Covid pandemic will be held in three phases on October 28, November 3 and November 7. The results will be out on November 10, the Election Commission announced on Friday. In view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the EC also listed detailed guidelines and steps to taken to ensure safety. // Maximum voters on a polling station reduced from 1500 to 1000 // More than 1 lakh polling stations to be set up // 46 lakh masks, 23 lakh gloves, 6 lakh PPE kits, 7 lakh sanitizers will be provided // Covid patients will be allowed to cast vote in the last hour of voting // Polling time increased by 1 hour: from 7 am to 6 pm instead of 5 pm // Nominations and affidavits can be filed online // Roadshows are allowed, but no physical contact will be allowed during campaign