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General Elections 2024: MCOC comes into force with declaration of poll schedule

By Arun Pratap Singh
Dehradun, 16 Mar: Election Commission of India has declared the dates for the general elections in the country. The polling in the country will be held in 7 phases as was the case last time too. In Uttarakhand, the polling will be held in the first phase itself on 19 April while the results will be declared on 4 June. The last phase of the polling in the country will be held on 1 June. With the declaration of the election schedule, Model Code of Conduct has come into force across the country.
Following a press conference held in New Delhi by the Election Commission of India, Chief Electoral Officer of Uttarakhand and senior IAS Officer Dr BVRC Purushottam also held a press conference in the evening at the Secretariat here today and briefed the media about the details of general elections regarding Uttarakhand.
ADG AP Anshuman

Purushottam informed that voting will be held in a single phase on all the five constituencies on 19 April while the results will be declared on 4 June. He added that notification for the general elections in Uttarakhand will be issued on 20 March this month. The last date for filing nominations will be 27 March. The Nomination papers will be scrutinised on 28 March while the last date of withdrawal of nomination will be 30 March. The polling will be held in the first phase itself in a single phase in the state on 19 April. Counting will be done on 4 June while the election process will be completed by 6 June this year.

Purushottam informed that apart from Voters Card, Aadhar Card, MNREGA Job Card, Driving License, PAN card, NPR Smart Card, Indian Passport will be among the documents admissible as proof of identity.
CEO Purushottam informed that those of age 85 years or more and those with more than 40 percent disability will have the option to cast their votes from their respective homes and for this they have to apply and then the election officials will visit their home for the same.  He informed that there are 65,177 voters in this category in the state while there are 79,965 voters in the disabled category.
Purushottam further informed that in Uttarakhand, there are a total of 83,37,066 voters. Of them,
43,61,360 are male voters, 39,75,134 are women voters and 286 transgender voters. Highest number of service voters are in Garhwal (Pauri) Lok Sabha seat at 34,963 while there are 29,157 service voters in Almora, 12,876 in Tehri, 10,616 in Nainital and 5,745 in Haridwar constituencies.
ADG AP Anshuman and Joint Electoral Officer Pratap Singh Shah were among those present at the press conference.