Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Electoral Officer V. L. Kanta Rao said that with the announcement of Lok Sabha 2019 Election by the Election Commission of India, Model Code of Conduct has been implemented in the state. It will remain in force till May 27.
The counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections will be held on May 23. According to the schedule announced by the Election Commission, polling will be held in four phases in 29 Lok Sabha constituencies of Madhya Pradesh- the Fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh phase of the seven phases of Lok Sabha elections to be held across the country.
In the fourth phase, polling will be conduced in six Lok Sabha constituencies – Sidhi, Shahdol, Jabalpur, Balaghat, Mandla and Chhindwara. Notification will be issued for electoral process on April 2 and nominations will be filed till 9 April. Nominations will be scrutinized on April 10 and names will be withdrawn on April 12. Voting will take place on April 29.
In the fifth phase, elections will be held in seven Lok Sabha constituencies of Tikamgarh, Damoh, Satna, Rewa, Khajuraho, Hoshangabad and Betul Lok Sabha constituencies. The notification for this phase will be issued on April 10. Nominations can be submitted till 18 April. The nominations will be scrutinized on April 20. The names will be withdrawn on April 22. Polling for this phase will be on 6 May.
Polling will be held in eight parliamentary constituencies – Murनाa, Bhind, Gwalior, Guna, Sagar, Vidisha, Bhopal and Rajgarh in the next phase. The notification for this will be issued on 16 April. Nominations can be submitted till April 23. The nominations will be scrutinized on April 24. The last date for withdrawing nominations is April 26. Polling will take place on May 12.
In the seventh and final phase, polling in eight Lok Sabha constituencies will be held. The districts to be covered in this phase are Dewas, Ujjain, Indore, Dhar, Mandsaur, Ratlam, Kharguna and Khandwa. For this phase, notification will be issued on 22 April. Nominations can be submitted till 29 April. These would be scrutinized on April 30. Names can be withdrawn till 2 May. Polling will take place on May 19. The counting of votes for the Lok Sabha elections will be on May 23 and the same day results would also be declared.
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The election for Chhindwara Assembly constitency will be also be held with Lok Sabha election on April 29 and the counting of votes will be done on May 23.