Himachal Tonite

Go Beyond News

Jaypee University of Information Technology

Ban on Publication and Broadcasting of Exit Polls until June 1: Amarjeet Singh

Prohibition on dissemination of opinion polls during the 48-hour period up to the end of voting

Hamirpur, April 18. Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer Amarjeet Singh stated that the Election Commission of India has issued guidelines regarding exit polls and opinion polls in view of the Lok Sabha General Elections 2024, various state assembly general elections, and assembly by-elections.

He informed that the first phase of voting for the Lok Sabha General Elections 2024 will be held on Friday, April 19, while the final phase of voting will take place on Saturday, June 1. Therefore, the Election Commission of India has imposed a complete ban on conducting any kind of exit poll and publishing or broadcasting its results in print or electronic media or in any other way during the period from 7:00 a.m. on April 19 to 6:30 p.m. on June 1.

Amarjeet Singh stated that this order has been issued by the Election Commission under Section 126E of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. He further explained that as per another order issued by the Commission under Section 126E(1B) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, during the 48-hour period ending with the end of polling for the Lok Sabha General Elections as determined, there will also be a ban on broadcasting any kind of election-related matter, including opinion polls or any other survey results, in any electronic media.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *