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2023 Wed, May 10Regional Holiday

To allow voters in Karnataka to participate in the local assembly elections.

The Election Commission of India has declared that the voting for the assembly elections in Karnataka will take place on May 10th 2023. The polling will happen in a single phase and the results will be announced on May 13th 2023. 

The state government has declared a holiday on May 10th for all government offices, schools and institutions in view of the election. It also gave discretionary powers to returning officers to declare holidays on May 9th and 13th.

"In order to facilitate voters to cast their votes, a public holiday is declared on 10.05.2023, Wednesday to all the Central and State Government offices, schools, colleges, various organisations and private institutions (including aided and un-aided educational institutions within the respective polling area," a notification issued by the Department of Personnel and Administration said.

The tenure of Karnataka Legislative Assembly is scheduled to end on May 24th 2023. The previous assembly elections were held in May 2018. After the election, coalition of Janata Dal (Secular) and Indian National Congress formed the state government, with H. D. Kumaraswamy becoming Chief Minister.

Elections in Karnataka, a state in India are conducted in accordance with the Constitution of India. The Assembly of Karnataka creates laws regarding the conduct of local body elections unilaterally while any changes by the state legislature to the conduct of state level elections need to be approved by the Parliament of India. In addition, the state legislature may be dismissed by the Parliament according to Article 356 of the Indian Constitution and President's rule may be imposed. 

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