The Election Commission of India has rescheduled the assembly election counting in Mizoram from December 3 (Sunday) to December 4 (Monday).
The change in the Mizoram vote counting date to December 4 follows requests from political parties and civil society groups. They appealed to the Election Commission for the shift, considering the special significance of Sundays for the predominantly Christian population in the state.
Initially planned to coincide with Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana on December 3, the vote counting for the northeastern state is now set to commence at 8 am on Monday. Across all 13 counting centers and 40 counting halls in the state, the process will start with the counting of postal ballots, followed by votes cast in EVMs.
In a statement, the Election Commission of India mentioned that it received multiple appeals requesting a change in the Mizoram vote counting date from December 3, 2023 (Sunday) to another weekday. The requests were based on the special significance of Sundays for the people of Mizoram. After careful consideration of these representations, the Commission has decided to shift the counting date for the General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Mizoram from December 3, 2023 (Sunday) to December 4, 2023 (Monday).
During the single-phase election on November 7 for the 40 assembly seats in Mizoram, there was a recorded voter turnout of 78.40 percent. A total of 174 candidates participated in the state.