Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Mahesh Kumatalli won the Athani Constituency with 39,989 votes against Indian National Congress candidate Gajanan Mangasuli.
There are a total of 2,13,807 voters in this assembly of which 1,10,347 are males, 1,03,458 are females, and 2 are of the third gender.
In the 2018 assembly elections, this seat was won by INC candidate Mahesh Eranagouda Kumatalli.
Athani is a part of the Chikkodi Parliamentary/Lok Sabha constituency.
Bye-elections for 15 of the 17 vacant seats in the Karnataka Assembly were held on December 5, 2019, and the votes were counted on December 8, 2019.
The constituencies which have gone for by-polls are: Athani, Kagwad, Gokak, Yellapur, Hirekerur, Ranibennur, Vijayanagara, Chikkaballapur, KR Pura, Yeshvanthapura, Mahalakshmi Layout, Shivaji Nagar, Hosakote, Krishnarajapete, and Hunasuru.