New Delhi: The Election Commission has announced the dates for the Gujarat Assembly elections. Polling for the 182-member Assembly will be held in two phases. The first phase of polling will be held on December 1 and the second phase on December 5. The counting of votes will take place on December 8. Gujarat currently has over 4.90 crore voters. According to the Election Commission, 51 thousand 782 thousand polling booths have been set up this time.
“I am happy to inform that 3,24,422 new voters will cast their votes for the first time in the Gujarat Assembly elections. The total number of polling stations in the state is 51,782. Webcasting will be done at at least 50 per cent of the polling stations set up in the state,” he said.
How many voters are there in Gujarat?
Gujarat currently has over 4.90 crore voters. On an average, there are 948 voters in each booth. Of these, 10 thousand 460 voters are above 100 years of age. At the same time, 9. 87 lakh voters are above 80 years of age. There are more than 4.61 thousand young voters.
In the last assembly elections 2017, the voter turnout was 69.01 per cent. In the 182-member Gujarat Assembly, 13 seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes and 27 for Scheduled Tribes.
Political status of Gujarat Assembly
The Gujarat Assembly has a total of 182 seats. 92 seats are required for a majority.The 2017 elections in Gujarat were held in two phases. The first phase of polling was held on December 9 and the second phase on December 14.
In that election, the BJP won a total of 99 seats. At the same time, 77 seats were won by the Congress. Other parties and independents had won six seats. The term of the Gujarat government ends on February 18, 2023.
At present, the BJP has 111 members, the Congress 62, the Bharatiya Tribal Party two, the NCP one and an Independent in the Gujarat Assembly. There are 13 women. This includes 10 members from the BJP and three from the Congress.