Punjab

Lok Sabha 2019 Elections-Election Commission of India bans exit polls

Punjab Tribune Bureau | April 15, 2019 05:47 PM

JALANDHAR: The Election Commission of India (ECI) has banned exit polls between April 11 (First Phase of Voting) and May 19th, 2019 in regard with the ensuing general elections.

Divulging about the ECI's directions, District Election Officer-cum-Deputy Commissioner Mr Varinder Kumar Sharma said under provisions of section 126-A of the Representations of the Peoples Act, 1951 that Exit polls cannot be conducted and publicized by means of print and electronic media or dissemination in any other manner till May 19, 2019 at 6.30 PM."

He further clarified that display of any election matter including results of any opinion poll or any other poll survey in any electronic media is prohibited during the period 48 hours, including the hour fixed for conclusion of poll in each of the phases in connection with the elections.

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