West Bengal Assembly election 2021: vote for the fifth phase tomorrow; steps to locate the polling station – Politics News, The Bharat Express News

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A polling station is a designated place where voters go to vote. A voting booth, on the other hand, is set up by parties and candidates beyond a distance of 200 meters from polling stations.

Polling officials are preparing for the first phase of the Assembly poll in West Bengal. ANI

Voting will begin tomorrow (Saturday, April 17, 2021) at 7 a.m. for 45 Assembly seats in the fifth phase of the Eight-Stage West Bengal Assembly elections 2021.

The state, which will hold staged elections until April 29, completed four rounds of voting on April 10.

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Voting for the Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry Assembly elections also took place in a single phase on April 6, along with the third and final phase of the Assam Assembly election. 2021.

Votes will be counted on May 2.

How to locate your polling station

The most basic unit of the electoral process in India is the polling station, where eligible citizens go to vote for their preferred candidate. To locate your polling station, voters can use the services of the voter assistance application developed by the Election Commission for this purpose.

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Voters can also log on to the official website of the Election Commission – electoralsearch.in – to search for their polling station. Voters can access the page using this direct link.

The 1950 Voter Helpline number will also help voters locate the polling station. You can call this number after adding the STD code (011 in this case) or get the details by sending an SMS to 1950 with space .

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In addition, the voters list also contains the exact address, Google location and photographs of the polling station.

A polling station, however, should not be confused with a voting booth as the latter is set up by candidates or parties to help voters identify candidates and parties, and offer assistance in locating their polling stations. .

In accordance with the rules, voting booths are installed beyond a distance of 200 meters from the polling stations.

With inputs from PTI