Bihar Assembly Election 2020: Everything you need to know about date and schedule of election

Bihar will be the first major state in India to go to polls this year during the coronavirus pandemic that has gripped the nation. The Assembly elections in Bihar will be held in three phases, beginning on October 28. The Election Commission has also announced rules and norms for social distancing and other measures to ensure safety during polling.

Here are some of the important questions regarding Bihar elections:

  1. What is the date of Bihar election 2020?
    Bihar election will be held in three phases. First phase election will begin on October 28; the second phase will begin on November 3, and the third phase election will start on November 7.
  2. How many phases will the Bihar election 2020 be held in?
    Bihar election 2020 will be held over three phases. The first phase will cover 71 assembly seats, second phase will cover 94 seats and the third phase will cover 78 seats.
  3. Last date of notification for Bihar election
    These are the following dates for last date of notification according to the three phases - Phase 1 - October 8, for phase 2 - October 16 and for phase 3 it is October 20
  4. When will the Bihar election result be announced?
    Counting of votes will start on November 10 in morning, so the results will be declared by the end of the same day.
  5. What is the polling time schedule for Bihar election 2020?
    Polling time has been increased by 1 hour. This time voting will be held from 7 am to 6 pm.
  6. How many assembly seats are there in Bihar election 2020?
    243 assembly seats will be contested in this Bihar election 2020
  7. What is the arrangement done by the Election Commission to handle coronavirus?
    Over 7 lakh hand sanitiser units, about 46 lakh masks, 6 lakh PPE kits, 6.7 lakh units of faces-shields, 23 lakh (pairs of) hand gloves arranged, says Chief Election Commissioner, Sunil Arora
  8. How many seats will be reserved in Bihar election 2020?
    38 seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes (SC) and two seats for Scheduled Tribes (ST), as per Election Commission
  9. How many polling stations will be put up for Bihar election 2020?
    Over 1 lakh polling station will be set up in this upcoming assembly elections in Bihar