Karnataka will see a triangular contest for its 224 assembly seats today. While the BJP is hoping for another straight term, the Congress is banking on the state’s revolving door trend. According to media report JDS dominating more than 61 seats can spoil the game.
The people of Karnataka are voting today in the high-octane assembly elections to elect their representatives for 224 constituencies. The question is, who will they choose to support? Will the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) be able to break its 36-year-old illusion or will the Congress make a comeback?
Polling will be held from 7 am to 6 pm amid tight security arrangements. Ballots will be counted on Saturday, May 13. A significant number of 2,615 candidates are actively participating in the election race.
Voters cannot bring electronic gadgets inside the polling station. They should stand in queue at the booth. The Election App launched by the Election Commission of India (ECI) will help voters to get details like location of polling stations, real-time queue, emergency facilities available, wheelchair facilities nearby etc.
Know the voting process:
After reaching inside the polling booth, an official will check your name in the voter list and your ID proof. Then the officer will ink your finger, take your signature and give you a chit. The other person will check your inked finger and take the chit from you. After this you will be asked to vote separately by going to the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) kept covered. You can go and press the button of the party you support. If you do not support any candidate, you can press None of the Above (NOTA) button.
The counting of votes will take place on Saturday 13 May. The majority mark in the 224-member assembly is 113.
CMI Times request all the voters of the Karnataka, especially the youth who are voting for the first time, to vote without fail and participate in this celebration of democracy.