Karnataka Election results 2023: Counting of votes today
The counting will begin at 8 a.m. for the Karnataka Assembly polls today. The results will seal the fate of several heavyweights.
Karnataka: Votes for the Karnataka assembly polls will be counted today, May 13, after a fierce electoral contest between the BJP, Congress, and JD(S) for the 224-seat. The counting will begin at 8 a.m. in 36 centres across the state, and poll officials expect a clear picture of the outcome to emerge by mid-day.
The results will seal the fate of several heavyweights, including Chief Minister Bhasavaraj Bommai of the BJP, Congress stalwarts Siddaramaiah and DK Shivakumar, and JD(S)’s HD Kumaraswamy.
Polling was held across 58,545 polling stations to elect the members of the 224-seat Karnataka Legislative Assembly. The majority needed to form the government is 113. Of the total 224 seats, 36 are reserved for scheduled castes and 15 for scheduled tribes.
Most exit polls have given an edge to the Congress over the ruling BJP while also indicating the chances of a hung Assembly in the state. The JD (S) anticipated a hung verdict, which would allow it to participate in the formation of the government.
The Bengaluru police have clamped down on restrictions today to avoid untoward incidents. Section 144 is imposed in the entire district from 6 a.m. on Saturday to 12 a.m. on Sunday.
Karnataka Election Results 2023: Steps to Check Election Results on the ECI Website
- Visit ECI’s official website.
- Click on the tab that reads ‘Genera Elections to Assembly Constituency May 2023’
- You will be redirected to a new page
- Select Karnataka Assembly Election Results 2023
How to check Karnataka Assembly Results 2023 on ECI App:
- Visit Google Play Store or Apple App Store and download the Voter Helpline app.
- Submit your credentials for registration
- Click on the ‘results’ option on the homepage to find the results for ‘Assembly Elections 2023’ and select Karnataka.