Bihar Poll Dates 2020 Announcement LIVE Updates: The Bihar assembly elections will be held in three phases from October 28, chief election commissioner Sunil Arora announced on Friday. Voting in the first phase will be held on October 28, the second phase will be on November 3 and the third phase will be on November 7. The counting of votes will be on November 10.
In the first phase, 71 seats will go to polls, 94 seats will be in phase-2 and 78 seats will go to polls in the third phase. Addressing the press conference, he said these will be perhaps the largest election anywhere in the world during Covid-19, and listed precautionary measures taken by the poll panel and authorities. Among the precautionary steps taken, Arora said that polling time will be increased by one hour and will now be from 7am to 6pm, except in areas affected by Maoist extremism, due to Covid-19.