In Bihar, notification for the First Phase of State Assembly Elections was issued today. With this, the election the process of nomination of candidates has started. During the First Phase of Assembly elections, polling would be held on 28th of October in 71 Assembly constituencies spread over 16 districts. Last date of nomination is 8th of this month and scrutiny of nomination papers would take place on 9th of October. Last date of withdrawal of candidature will be 12th of October. In this phase, the 71 Assembly constituencies including Gaya, Nawada, Aurangabad, Jamui, Rohtas, Kaimur, Patna, Bhagalpur, Banka, Munger, Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura, Bhojpur, Buxar, Arwal and Jehanabad districts would go to the polls. Most of these poll-bound constituencies them are Naxal violence affected and sensitive from security point of view. In view of COVID-19 pandemic, the Election Commission has first time given option of online filing of nomination papers to the candidates. This can be done through portals of Chief Electoral Officer or their respective District Election Officers. Additionally, candidates can also deposit their security money online for their candidature.
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