Assembly elections in five states including Manipur will be held as scheduled. 

This was informed by the election commission of India (ECI) on Thursday. 

“Representatives of all political parties met us and told us that elections should be conducted as scheduled,” Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra said. 

ECI has further said that number of polling booths have also been increased to ensure social distancing. 

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Meanwhile, senior citizens or those affected by Covid would be allowed to vote from home. 

The ECI further said that vaccination must be boosted in all the five poll-bound states of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa and Manipur. 

These five states go to polls during the first half of next year.

Voting during Assembly elections will be held from 8am to 6pm on the date of polling. 

CEC Sushil Chandra also said that all polling officials deployed on duty will be fully vaccinated. 

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