Dated: 24th January, 2020
The Chief Electoral Officer NCT of Delhi.
Subject: General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of NCT of Delhi - EXIT POLL -regarding.
I am directed to forward herewith the Commission’s Notification No. 576/Exit/SDR//2020/Vol-Idated 24thJanuary,2020 with the request that this may be published in an extraordinary issue of the gazette of the State and a copy thereof may be sent to the Commission for record.
This may be brought to the notice of all concerned including news bureaus, media houses, radio and television channels etc. and should also be published in prominent local newspapers.
TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE
OFFICIAL GAZETTE OF
ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001
No. 576/EXIT/2020/SDR/Vol-I Dated: 24th January, 2020
Whereas, the schedule for the General Election to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi was announced by the Commission vide Press Note No. ECI/PN/4/2020,dated 6th January, 2020; and
2. And whereas, as per the provisions of Section 126A of The Representation of the People Act, 1951 (in short R.P. Act, 1951) there shall be restrictions on conduct of any exit poll and publication and dissemination of result of such exit poll during such period, as may be notified by the Election Commission in this regard;
3. Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers under sub-Section (1) of Section 126A of the R.P. Act, 1951, the Election Commission, having regard to the provisions of sub-Section (2) of the said Section, hereby notifies the period between 8.00 A.M and 6:30 PM on 8th February, 2020(Saturday),as the period during which conducting any exit poll and publishing or publicizing by means of the print or electronic media or dissemination in any other manner whatsoever, the result of any exit poll in connection with the above mentioned General Election to the State Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi, shall be prohibited.
4. It is further clarified that under Section 126(1)(b) of the R.P. Act, 1951, displaying any election matter including results of any opinion poll or any other poll survey, in any electronic media, would be prohibited during the period of 48 hours ending with the hours fixed for conclusion of poll in the respective polling areas in each phase of the aforesaid General election.