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Rajya Sabha elections for eleven seats of Uttar Pradesh and one seat of Uttarakhand to be held on November 9, 2020.
Masks, thermal scanning, and use of sanitisers will be ensured to check the spread of coronavirus, which has affected over 70 lakh people in India so far. The government-mandated rules on social distancing will also be strictly followed, the Election Commission has said in a statement.
The official statement further said that “chief electoral officers as observers in the two states” have been appointed, and the chief secretaries of the two states have been directed to “depute a senior officer to ensure the instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are compiled with while making arrangements for conducting the elections.”
For the safety of voters and workers and leaders of political parties, the Election Commission came up with an elaborate list of dos and don’ts, which include including an extra voting hour, masks and gloves for voters and no physical contact during the campaign.