Voting for the Karnataka assembly elections will take place on the 10th of May in a single phase. The counting of votes will be held on 13th May. The term of the 224-member Karnataka Assembly will end on May 24.
Addressing a press conference in New Delhi, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said the commission is committed to holding free and fair elections in Karnataka, and preparations are almost completed, He said the Commission, this time, laid a special focus on young voters, women, transgenders and vulnerable tribal groups. As per the Election Commission, the gazetted notification will be issued on 13th April. The last date of filing nominations is the 20th of April. Scrutiny of nominations will take place on 21st April, whereas the last date of withdrawal of candidature is 24th of April.
Rajiv Kumar informed that a total of 58,282 polling stations have been set up, in which 24,063 stations are urban areas and 34,219 in rural areas. The total number of voters in the state is 5.21 crore, of which 2.62 crore are male voters and 2.59 are female voters. The first-time voters in the state are over 9 lakh.