The Election Commission on Saturday extended the ban on conduct of exit polls in Uttarakhand up to 5.30pm on March 9 in view of voting yet to be held for the lone seat of Karnaprayag.
The period of prohibition for exit polls as per the earlier notification of the EC in the state was to end on March 8.
Sixty-nine out of a total of 70 seats in Uttarakhand went to the polls on February 15. Polling for the Karnaprayag seat could not be held following the death of BSP candidate Kuldip Singh Kanwasi in a road accident just a couple of days before. Polling for Karnaprayag will now be held on March 9.