EC initiates preparations for Assembly Election in Haryana, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir

BY | Friday, 21 June, 2024

The Election Commission of India has initiated the preparations for forthcoming State Assembly Elections in the States of Haryana, Maharashtra, Jharkhand and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir with updation of the electoral rolls with 1st July 2024 as the qualifying date.

The term of the existing Legislative Assemblies in Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand are going to end on 3rd November 2024, 26th November 2024 and 5th January 2025 respectively while elections in Jammu and Kashmir have not been held since 2014.

The last Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls was conducted in the three States and UT with 1st January 2024 as the qualifying date. After the amendment in the Section 14 of the Representation of the People Act, 1950 by the Election Laws (Amendment) Act, 2021 the provision of four qualifying dates in a year is available now, the Commission informed. Accordingly, it has decided to conduct 2nd Special Summary Revision (SSR) of Electoral Rolls in the states and UT.

The EC has announced that the process for Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls will commence on 25th June 2024, the Publication of Integrated draft electoral roll is scheduled for 25th July 2024 and the final publication of electoral roll will be done on 20th August 2024.

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