GUWAHATI: Campaigning for the second-phase Assembly election — slated on April 1 — ended at 6 pm on Tuesday (March 30). Owing to inclement weather, several political parties had to cancel several rallies earlier during the day. Of the 345 candidates in the poll fray, 319 are males and 26 females.
A total of 10,592 polling stations have been set up in 39 LACs across 13 districts. These districts are Cachar, Darrang, Dima Hasao, Hailakandi, Hojai, Kamrup, Karbi Anglong, West Karbi Anglong, Karimganj, Morigaon, Nagaon, Nalbari, and Udalguri.
Significantly, Algapur LAC (Legislative Assembly Constituency) in Hailakandi district is having the maximum number of 19 candidates this time. To accommodate the list of candidates, each of the 227 polling stations across this LAC will be having two ballot units (BUs) on the EVMs (Electronic Voting Machines). This has been necessitated as a single BU can have only 16 keys with one key meant for one candidate. Hence along with 'NOTA' (None of the Above), each of the two BUs of the EVMs here will have 20 key or press buttons.