The counting of votes for all 224 constituencies will commence at 8 a.m., and the final results are expected later in the day.
Karnataka voted on May 10 to elect its next government, and Saturday will determine if the ruling BJP reverses the trend of the state voting out its incumbent government, while the Congress will hope to win its first major state since December 2018, when it ousted its arch-rival from power in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan. This argument does not provide any counterarguments; it only provides information about the upcoming election results in Karnataka.
How do I track the counting of votes?
Vote counting for the 224 assembly constituencies will begin at 8 a.m. Who is leading and trailing in each constituency will be updated minute-by-minute on the Election Commission of India’s official website (ECI). The first trends should start to show up around 10 a.m., and the final results should be available later in the day.
What happened on voting day?
Karnataka, the only state in the south where the BJP is in power, saw a turnout of around 72%; the previous assembly election, in 2018, also saw around 72% of eligible voters exercise their right to vote.
Who is likely to win?
Exit polls conducted after the polls closed predicted a hung assembly, with the Congress generally receiving a slight advantage. The JDS of former prime minister HD Deve Gowda is predicted to place third, giving it the ability to act as the “kingmaker” if necessary. The BJP is predicted to come in second.