Election Commission revises rule for polling agents

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The Election Commission of India (ECI) has determined to revise its guidelines for polling agents, permitting a celebration to appoint a polling agent for any sales space inside the meeting phase the place the individual is an voters, a senior official mentioned on Tuesday.

Earlier, a polling agent needed to be a voter of the sales space the place he was to be a polling agent.

“This new norm will help the political parties to appoint one polling agent to each booth. It will help any political party to appoint a polling agent amid the COVID-19 pandemic since getting one agent at this hour may be difficult,” he mentioned.

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  • West Bengal
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Assam
  • Kerala
  • Puducherry


  • The variety of polling stations in West Bengal has elevated from 78,903 within the 2019 Lok Sabha polls to 1,01,790 for the 2021 Assembly election.

    Meanwhile, fearing that bike rallies might intimidate electorates, the ballot panel has determined to not enable bike rallies 72 hours earlier than polling, the official mentioned.

    The eight-phase election for the 294 seat West Bengal Assembly will probably be held between March 27 and April 29. Votes will probably be counted on May 2.

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