• Srijani Purkait

Bihar election: Vote counting process slower than usual.



Bihar becomes the first Indian state to hold an election campaign amidst the coronavirus pandemic. The Election Commission of India has made an increment in the number of polling booths to almost double the number in order to safely maintain the protocols Of physical and social distancing.

History seemingly repeated in the hinterlands of Bihar when the counting results were delayed just like what happened in the United States of America a few days ago. On this note, the Election Commission of India has assured the citizens of India that the counting procedure is scheduled to end by tonight.

Owing to the coronavirus pandemic, the Election Commission of India has made an increment in the number of polling booths and stations for safe maintenance of social distancing protocol. The number of voters per booth was at most 1000-1500. The number of polling stations was put up from 72,723 stations to 1,06,515 amounting to an almost 63 percent increase in its number. The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Bihar has remarked that around 4.10 votes were cast and 92 lakh votes have been counted till now.

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