The Election Commission on Tuesday rescheduled the date of voting for Mizoram assembly elections to November 25 and counting there will now take place on December 9.
The polls to elect the 40-member state assembly in the north-eastern state were earlier scheduled on December 4 and counting was to take place on December 8.
The decision to advance the election date in Mizoram was taken by the EC after political parties, NGOs and religious organisations had petitioned it with a request in this regard.
They had sought a change saying these coincided with a religious conference to be held at Aizawl and counting was on a Sunday, a sacred day for Christians.
Parties had earlier sought the removal of state chief electoral officer Ashwani Kumar, saying he had acted immaturely and irresponsibly in the meeting to discuss the change of poll dates.