Aizawl: The Election Commission (EC) of India on Sunday announced general election to the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram along with other states.
The coming Lok Sabha election will be held in the state in a single phase and the date of polling to the lone seat is scheduled on April 11, state Chief Electoral Officer Ashish Kundra told a press conference on Sunday.
The by-election to Aizawl West-I will be held simultaneously with the Lok Sabha elections and official information to this regard is yet to be received, he said.
He said that the state has been gearing up for the Lok Sabha polls, wherein 7,84,405 electorates, including 4,02,408 female voters will exercise their franchise in 1,175 polling stations across the state.
The last date for filing nominations is fixed for March 25, while the last date for withdrawal of candidature is fixed for March 28. Scrutiny of nomination papers will be held on March 26 and counting of votes would be undertaken on May 23.
The model code of conduct has been in placed from Sunday evening, Kundra said.
Out the total 7,84,405 voters there are 52,556 first time voters and 4,428 service voters. This time, 10% of the total polling stations will be manned by women.
According to the CEO, at least 20 counting halls have been set up for the general election and 20 strong rooms for keeping EVMs. Special security arrangement has been made for the upcoming polls, he added.
Kundra also said that special polling stations are likely to be arranged for Bru voters at Kanhmun village on the Mizoram-Tripura border. He added that the figure of total voters could increase as roll revision is being done with continuous updation.