New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: The important dates of the upoming 2020 Assembly elections in the national capital have been released by the Election Commission. The voting will be carried in a single phase. The assembly elections is scheduled to be held on February 8 (Saturday) while the counting of votes will be carried out on February 11 (Tuesday). 

"Date of poll is 8th February, 2020 and counting of votes will take place on 11th February. Total electors in NCT of Delhi are 1,46,92,136; Polling to be held at 13,750 polling stations," Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Arora said on Monday, while announcing the key dates.

"The Model Code of Conduct shall be applicable for Delhi with immediate effect," he added.

Notifications: January 14

Last Date of Nomination: January 21

Scrutiny of Nomination: January 22

Last date of candidature withdrawal: January 24

Polling: February 8

Counting: February 11

There are 13,750 polling stations in Delhi and a total of 70 seats in Delhi out of which the ruling Aam Admi Party (AAP) won 67 seats in the last assembly election. Three main political parties are in fray for the election mainly-- AAP, BJP and the Congress.

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Chief Electoral Officer Sunil Arora, whose tenure will come to an end on February 22 said that he held a meeting with Chief Secretary and senior officials last month about holding the Delhi elections.

"90,000 officials are to be deployed for poll duties," he said. Additional secretaries will look after the deployment in of officers.
He lamented that some constituencies in Delhi hjad lower turnouts last time than some Maoist affected areas. He assured that the EC is taking steps to ensure active participation in the upcoming election.

Arora also announced that there will be pick and drop facilities for senior citizens. Postal ballot facility will be available for people with diabilities andsenior citizens above the age of eighty. There will be a special team for monitoring the media.

(with IANS inputs)

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