The notification for the first phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly elections will be issued today. State Chief Electoral Officer Subrat Sahoo said in a statement that the process of filing of nominations will begin with the issuance of notification, with 23rd of this month being the last date of filing candidature.
The scrutiny will be held the next day. The nominations can be withdrawn until the 26th before the first phase of polling on the 12th of next month.
Of the total 90 constituencies in the state, the first phase will cover 18 seats spread across eight Naxal-affected districts of Bastar, Bijapur, Dantewada, Sukma, Kondagaon, Kanker, Narayanpur and Rajnandgaon.
Polling for the remaining 72 seats in the second and final phase will take place on the 20th of next month. The notification for the second phase will be issued on the 26th of this month.
The counting of votes for both the phases will be taken up on 11th December along with Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana and Mizoram.