Maharashtra Assembly Election Results 2019: Date, Time of Counting Of Votes; All you need to know

Updated: Oct 23, 2019, 19:34 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Elections for the 288 assembly seats in Maharashtra were held on October 21, while the results will be announced on October 24

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, wife Rashmi, and sons Aditya and Tejas pose for the paparazzi after casting their vote in Bandra (East). Pic/Pallav Paliwal
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, wife Rashmi, and sons Aditya and Tejas pose for the paparazzi after casting their vote in Bandra (East). Pic/Pallav Paliwal

In the recently concluded Assembly Elections, Maharashtra and Mumbai saw a marginal reduction of vote percentage from 63 percent and 52.5 percent, respectively, to 60 percent and 50 percent. While the exit polls project majority for the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance, the entire state waits for the result of the assembly polls, which will be declared on Thursday.

The full schedule of the 2019 Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly Elections

Date of Maharashtra Assembly Election Result

The counting of votes will take place on Thursday, October 24. The state went to vote on October 21 and both, the city and the state put up a dismal performance with the state recording a voter turnout of 60 percent while Mumbai recorded a voter turnout of 50 percent. In the 2014 Assembly Elections, the state recorded a turnout of 63 percent while Mumbai saw a turnout of 52.5 percent.

Time of counting of votes for Maharashtra Assembly Elections

The counting of votes for the 288 assembly constituencies in Maharashtra will begin from 8 am in the morning and go on till 5 pm in the evening. The official results are likely to be declared by 5 pm by the Election Commission. Although, the leads would predict the result of the assembly elections by noon, the counting of votes will only be completed by 5 pm.

The major major parties that are contesting the Maharashtra Assembly Elections are the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena, Congress, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS).

While announcing the dates for the Assembly Elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, Sunil Arora, the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) said that the random tally of EVMs will be done as was it done in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.

The five-year term of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly which consists of 288-members will end on November 9, 2019. Post which, the party with the majority of seats in the Assembly Elections will form the government in the state. 

In the 2014 Maharashtra Assembly Elections, the two saffron parties, the BJP, and the Sena had fought the state Assembly polls independently following disagreement over seat-sharing. While the Sena won 63 seats, the BJP emerged as the single largest party with 122 seats.

No of Assembly seats - 228

No. of seats Sena won in 2014 - 63

No. of seats BJP won in 2014 - 122

No. of seats required for a majority in the Assembly - 145

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    Kareena Kapoor cast her vote in Bandra. She also got her son, Taimur Ali Khan with her. Pic/Pallav Paliwal

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    Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan and his wife Gauri Khan in Bandra to cast their vote. Pic/Pallav Paliwal

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    Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray was accompanied by wife Sharmila Thackeray, daughter Urvashi Thackeray, son Amit Thackeray and wife Mitali Thackeray

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    Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, wife Rashmi and sons Aditya and Tejas, after casting their vote in Bandra(East). Aditya Thackeray is a candidate from Worli constituency. Pic/Pallav Paliwal

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    Congress leader Priya Dutt and Owen Roncon voted at a polling booth in Bandra. Maharashtra has total 8,98,39,600 voters, including 1,06,76,013 in the age group of 18 to 25 years. Nearly 6.5 lakh polling personnel have been deployed at 96,661 polling booths across the state

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    In Mumbai, where it has been drizzling since last two days, Maharashtra state school education minister Ashish Shelar exercised his franchise at a school in suburban Bandra. Shelar is the BJP's candidate from Bandra-West seat

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    BJP leader Kirit Somaiya was accompanied by his family at a polling booth

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    Former encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma, who is contesting on a Shiv Sena ticket from Nalasopara was accompanied by his family at the polling booth

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    Shiv Sena MLA and Minister Ravindra Waikar after voting at Jogeshwari East Assembly Constituency.

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    Bollywood actress Dia Mirza was spotted at a polling booth at Bandra

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    Bollywood actor Aamir Khan caught on camera after casting his vote at St Anne's High School in Bandra

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    Sachin Tendulkar with his wife Anjali and his son Arjun cast their vote in Bandra. Pic/Atul Kamble

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    Kiran Rao was one of the early voters, she cast her vote in Bandra. Pic/Sneha Kharabe

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    Bollywood actress Lara with husband and tennis ace Mahesh Bhupati cast their votes at St. Anne's school in Bandra. Pic/Sneha Kharabe

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    Former actress Anita Raj cast her vote at St Anne's School in Bandra

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    Actor Atul Agnihotri at a polling booth in Mumbai with his mother. Pic/Pallav Paliwal

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    Bollywood producer and director Kunal Kohli is all smiles after casting his vote in Mumbai. Pic/Sneha Kharabe

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    Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ram Naik voted in Mumbai

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    Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) spokesperson Nawab Malik voted at Anushakti Nagar in Mumbai.

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    NCP chief Sharad Pawar with his son in law Sadanand Sule and her daughter Revati captured after casting their vote at BMC school at Tardeo

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    Anil Kapoor casts his vote at Jamnabai Narsee School in Juhu. Pic/Sayyed Sameer Abedi

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    Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit was spotted at a polling booth

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    Oscar-winning Indian film director, lyricist and poet, Gulzar came to vote at St.Anne's high school in Bandra along with his daughter, Meghna Gulzar. Pic/Sneha Kharabe

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    Indian writer, director and producer Meghna Gulzar exercises her right to vote at St.Anne's high school in Bandra. Pic/Sneha Kharabe

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    Prem Chopra cast his vote along with his wife at St.Anne's high school in Bandra. Pic/Prem Chopra

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    Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar spotted in Bandra to cast her vote. Pic/Yogen Shah

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    Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan casts his vote at St. Joseph School in Mumbai. Pic/Satej Shinde

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    Riteish Deshmukh, wife Genelia Deshmukh along with the entire Deshmukh family exercised their right to vote. 

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    Yesteryear actress and BJP MP Hema Malini casts her vote in Jamnabai Narsee School in Juhu. Pic/Sayyed Sameer Abedi

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    Hrithik Roshan casts his vote at Jamnabai Narsee School in Juhu. Pic/Sayyed Sameer Abedi

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    Yesteryear actor Dharmendra casts his vote at Jamnabai Narsee School in Juhu. Pic/Sayyed Sameer Abedi

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    Deepika Padukone arrives at St.Anne's High School in Bandra to cast her vote. Pic/Sneha Kharabe

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    Salim Khan after casting his vote in Mount Mary Convent School in Bandra. Pic/Atul Kamble

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    Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor posed for the media after he exercised his vote at St. Anne's school in Bandra. Pic/Sneha Kharabe

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    Bollywood actor Arjun Kapoor poses for the media after voting. Pic/Pallav Paliwal

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    Anushka Sharma exercised her right to vote with her family at Aram Nagar ground in Versova. Pic/Nimesh Dave

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    Maanyata Dutt casts her vote in Bandra, Mumbai. Pic/Yogen Shah

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    Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh also exercised his franchise. Pic/Yogen Shah

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    Bobby Deol and his wife cast their vote in Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019. Pic/Pallav Paliwal

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