Across the state, in a single phase on October 21 Assembly Election Maharashtra will be held. On Saturday at press conformance in New Delhi the poll date was announced but election commission. There is a total of 288 seats in Maharashtra. Schedule for Haryana assembly election was also announced. Voting will be held on 21 October and counting on 24 October. Here election will be for a total of 90 Seats. On 27 September notification for both the state will be issued. 4 October is the last date for filing nomination form. Security of nomination on October 5. 7 October is the last date of withdrawal of nominations. With the announcement, the model code of conduct has come into effect in the two states. Arora Said,” There is Rs. 28 Lakh-cap on the poll expense of each candidate. We appeal the candidate to use environmentally friendly materials. We reassure all the stakeholders about the quality of electronic voting machines”. For polling in Maharashtra total of 1.80 lakh, Electronic Voter Machines will be used. In Naxal – affected areas of Gadchiroli & Gondia in Maharashtra special security arrangements will be made announced by Election Commissione. Sunil Arora said during a press conference, In both the states General police forces will be deployed with the adequate deployment of central armed forces in Maharashtra. He also added,” Election campaigns impose an environmental cost upon us. We appeal to political parties to avoid the use of plastic and use only environmentally friendly material in campaigns”. Since the April-May Lok Sabha elections, poll-bound Maharashtra has added nearly 8 lakh voters. The overall increase in the number of voters in Maharashtra compared to the 209 Lok Sabha polls is 7,69,165, said an official of the election commission of India. The voter tally has gone from 8,86,77,046 at the time of the Lok Sabha elections in April-May to 8,94,46,211, now. He added,” The figure issued are the part of official electro; date compiled till August 31.
The electoral data will continue to be revised till 10 days before the filling of the nominations forms by candidates for upcoming assembly polls. Officials said,” There are several forms we are receiving every day and scrutiny is going on”. He also added,’ There are 4,67,37,842 male voters in the state as on AUGUST 31. The number of male voters increased by 4,22,595 from 4,63,25,246 at the time of the Lok Sabha election in April”. Before the Lok Sabha elections the number of Women Voters was 4,22,46,995 now which is increased by 4,58,782 to 4,27, 05, 777, he said. Officials said the number of transgender voters increased from 2,407 to 2,593. He said The service voters number rose by 4,160 from 1,12,399 to 1, 6, 559. There are 3,02,056 voters who have registered themselves as persons with disabilities with the ECI. As well as there are 5, 529 NRI voters. Officials said on August 31 the population of voters aged between 18-19 years stood at 17, 75, 930. Elections in 2014 in Maharashtra there were total 288 seats, 122 seats were bagged by Bhartiya Janta Party and 63 by Shiv Sena. 42 seats by Indian National Congress, 41 seats by Nationalist Congress Party, 3 seats by Bahujan Vikas Aaghai, 3 seats by Peasants And Workers Party of India, 2 seats by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen and 1 seat by Bharpia Bahujan Mahasangh.