The notification and nomination process for the Assembly elections was issued on 27 September. Candidates can file their nominations latest by 4 October. The scrutiny of nomination papers will be done on 5 October and the last date to withdraw candidature from the electoral battle is 7 October. A total of 95,473 polling stations will be set up for over 8.95 crore voters in Maharashtra.
There are two reserved seats under Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste category in the Jalgaon district — Chopda and Bhusawal.
Constituency Name – Jalgaon Rural
Constituency Number – 14
District Name – Jalgaon
Total Electors – 3,14,604
Female Electors – 1,50,817
Male Electors – 1,63,786
Reserved – No
Results in previous elections – Patil G Raghunath of the Shiv Sen won the 2014 elections for this seat. He defeated NCP’s Deokar Gulabrao Baburao, then the incumbent MLA, by a margin of over 32,000 votes. Deokar had won the seat in 2009 by defeating Raghunath in a close contest. The vote difference between the two leaders was less than 5,000 votes in the 2009 Assembly election.
Demographics — Part of Jalgaon district, Jalgaon Rural Assembly constituency includes parts of Jalgaon tehsil, revenue circle Kanalde, Asoda, Jalgaon, Nashirabad and Mhasawad and the Dharangaon tehsil.