The present term of the Haryana Assembly will end on 2 November.
Of the 90 Assembly constituencies in the state, 17 are reserved for Scheduled Castes and 73 fall under the General category, as per the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008.
The state has a total number of 1,81,91,228 people as general electors while 1,07,486 are enrolled as Service Voters, taking the final electoral rolls to 1,82,98,714 who will exercise their franchise in 19,425 polling stations. This year, the number of polling stations installed in the state saw a jump of 19.58 percent from 2014.
According to the Election Commission, the last date for filing of nomination is 4 October and the date for scrutiny of nominations is 5 October. The last date for the withdrawal of candidature is 7 October.
Counting of votes will take place on 24 October.
Following is a brief description of the Rohtak Assembly seat:
Constituency number: 62
Total electors: 1,87,541
Female electors: 89,740
Male electors: 97,801
Third gender electors: 0
Results in the last four elections: Shadi Lal Batra of the Congress won the 2000 and 2005 Assembly elections in Rohtak by defeating BJP candidate Munish Grover each time. Grover lost to the Congress again in 2009 after its candidate Bharat Bhushan Batra won with over 20,000 votes. However, in 2014, Batra lost to Grover by a margin of 11,132 votes.
Demographics: Rohtak has preserved its antique heritage with time and is one of the oldest regions of Haryana. It is one of the major educational hubs of India with about 16 national government institutes.