Counting of votes for the assembly elections in Assam will start at 8 am with strict adherence to health protocols as it is taking place amid a raging second wave of COVID-19. An average 82.04 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the elections to 126 assembly constituencies in Assam.
A three-tier security apparatus has also been arranged at the 331 counting halls across the state that voted in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6, Election Commission officials said.
Counting of votes will also take place for assembly polls in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry in accordance with COVID-19 protocols. At least 15 rounds of sanitisation will be carried out at each polling centre, besides social distancing and other precautions, including a ban on gatherings, will be strictly followed, officials said.