The Election Commission of India (ECI) is scheduled to hold a press conference on Friday at 12:30 pm where it will announce the dates for Bihar assembly election 2020.
The Bihar polls to elect a new 243-member assembly are likely to be held in October.
The poll is expected to be held in more than one phase, keeping in mind the COVID-19 guidelines and social distancing norms.
These elections are first to be conducted since the COVID-19 outbreak.
It may be mentioned here that the ECI has issued a set of strict guidelines for the polls.
“Hand gloves shall be provided to all the electors for signing on the voter register and pressing the button of EVM for voting,” the ECI said.
“Face masks, sanitizers, thermal scanners, gloves, face shields and personal protective equipment kits shall be used during the electoral process ensuring social distancing norms,” it added.
It may be mentioned here that the electors will have to stand six feet-apart at polling booths, in line with health ministry guidelines.
Soap, water and hand sanitizers will be made available at the entry point.
Thermal scanning will also be conducted at all polling booths.