Political parties will be allowed to run door-to-door campaigns, albeit with some restrictions. According to the guidelines, only five persons will be able to accompany a candidate during the door-to-door visits. Only five vehicles can be part of campaigning.
Prior permissions of the nodal officers concerned will be mandatory for all public meetings. Details of entry and exit of participants will have to be provided. All district and other authorities will have to appoint a nodal officer to ensure that these guidelines are adhered to.
SEC guidelines say that candidates and political parties will have to arrange masks, sanitizers, and other corona-fighting essentials during political activities and ensure that all their workers follow social distancing norms.
The SEC has requested political parties and candidates to use social and electronic media to reach out to masses rather than personally contacting them. The SEC has directed all local election officers to register cases under the Disaster Management Act and the IPC against those who violate the Covid-19 guidelines.