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 is one reserved seat under Scheduled Caste category in the Washim district — Washim.
Constituency Name – Risod
Constituency Number – 33
District Name – Washim
Female Electors —1,45,390
Male Electors —1,61,191
Reserved – No
Results in previous elections – In 2009, independent candidate Anantrao Vitthalrao Deshmukh lost to Congress’ Zanak Subhashrao Ramrao who won with almost 51,234 votes. After Ramrao’s death in 2013, his son Ameet S Zanak of Congress won the 2014 election for the Assembly seat by defeating BJP’s Jadhav Vijay Tulsiram by a margin of nearly 16,000 votes. The 2019 election will see Ameet seeking re-election in the constituency while Congress hopes for a hat-trick.
Demographics – Risod Municipal Corporation, a village a few years earlier and now a small city, hosts a population of 207,545 people.