NOTA To Make Debut In Delhi MCD Elections

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For the first time, voters will be able to exercise the "None of the Above" (NOTA) option for candidates in the upcoming municipal elections in Delhi, State Election Commission said on 15 March.

The election to the three municipal corporations will be held on April 22, while counting will take place on April 25.

While addressing a press conference in Delhi on Tuesday, State Election Commissioner SK Srivastava said:

There will now be a button for NOTA in EVMs so that voters who do not want to vote for any of the candidates can exercise their option by pressing the buttion against NOTA

He said this is the first time that NOTA option would be provided to voters in all three civic body polls.

The total number of electorate for the civic polls stands at 1,32,10,206, which include 73,15,915 men, 58,93,418 women and 793 voters in the other category.