GUWAHATI, May 22 - Counting of votes for the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in the State will be held in 51 centres tomorrow.
While Nagaon has two counting centres, all the other fifty election districts have one counting centre each.
Chief Electoral Officer Mukesh Sahu said the final declaration of results may not be as fast as it was earlier as an elaborate procedure will be followed this time.
According to the procedure to be followed this time, votes in randomly selected five EVMs and their VVPATs for each assembly constituency will be tallied, before declaring results.
However, the number of randomly picked EVMs in which the VVPAT slips will be counted may be higher than five in some constituencies and it will depend on the returning officer, election officials said.
The strong rooms are expected to be opened at around 6 am in the morning. From there, the EVMs will be transported to the counting centres where the process of counting would commence from 8 am.
Votes polled by each candidate in every round would have to be entered in the Suvidha portal of the ECI before it is announced at the counting centre. The trends would be known to everyone following www.results.eci.gov.in and the Suvidha App.
�Necessary arrangements have been put in place. Security has been stepped up in and around the strong rooms and counting centres,� an official source said. Altogether 145 candidates are contesting from the 14 Lok Sabha seats in the State. The polls in the State are likely to be a straight fight between the NDA and the Congress.