Karnataka election results: Close contest between BJP and Congress
The counting of votes cast in 222 Assembly constituencies in Karnataka on May 12 will be taken up today.
“All arrangements have been made for counting of votes in 222 seats from 8 a.m. onwards at 38 centres in 30 districts, including five in Bengaluru where polling was held in 26 of the 28 segments,” Chief Electoral Officer Sanjiv Kumar told reporters.
The trends are likely to begin to trickle within an hour and all results are expected to be declared by late evening.
The Election Commission has deployed 16,662 personnel for counting of votes amid tight security.
“Postal ballots will be counted first before the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are opened,” Chief Electoral Officer said.
In all, 2,622 candidates, including 217 women contested the 222 seats, including 36 reserved for Scheduled Castes and 15 for the Scheduled Tribes