Elections possible in October-November in Jammu and Kashmir, if the Election Commission completes the work by September, sources tell News18

Election According to top sources, after the completion of the delimitation process, the commission has started preparations to hold elections in Jammu and Kashmir and the elections are likely to be held in October-November. If this happens, then this year elections will be held in Jammu and Kashmir along with the elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh.

According to top sources in the Election Commission, the Election Commission had recently met officials who were part of the Delimitation Commission. The Chief Electoral Officer of Jammu and Kashmir was also present in the meeting. The Election Commission was briefed about the delimitation and requirements for holding elections in Jammu and Kashmir. A letter will be written to the Chief Electoral Officer to start the necessary work.

If the preparations for conducting the elections are not completed by September, then the elections will be held after February next year. Actually, it is impossible to hold elections in December, January and February due to snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir.

function of election commission

According to the new delimitation of assembly seats, the Election Commission has to prepare the assembly constituencies. Under this, from the identification of the polling station to appointing the assessing officers in charge, apart from preparing and reviewing the voter list. The Election Commission has six months till September to complete all the necessary work.

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly after delimitation

Recently, after 26 months of exercise, the delimitation of Assembly and Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir was completed. Elections will be held for 90 assembly seats in Jammu and Kashmir and for the first time nine seats have been reserved for Scheduled Tribes. All five Lok Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir are made up of exactly 18 assembly constituencies, taking the total number to 90. There are 43 seats in the Jammu region and 47 in the Kashmir region. The boundary of any one assembly constituency has not been kept in more than one district.

There were 111 seats in the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, 46 in Kashmir, 37 in Jammu and 4 in Ladakh and 24 for Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. When Ladakh was made a union territory, Jammu and Kashmir had 107 seats, including 24 from PoK.
After the abrogation of Article 370, the total number of assembly seats in Jammu and Kashmir increased to 114, including 90 from Jammu and Kashmir.

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