Assembly Elections in Five States Announced

The Election Commission on Wednesday announced the poll dates for  Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Manipur and Goa. Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said that the state of Manipur will have a two-phase election and Uttar Pradesh will have a seven-phase election. Counting for all states will be held on 11 March.
 

Punjab
Date of Notification: 11 January
Last date of nomination: 18 January
Scrutiny of nomination: 19 January
Withdrawal of candidature: 21 January
Voting: 4 February
Goa:
Date of Notification: 11 January
Last date of nomination: 18 January
Scrutiny of nomination: 19 January
Withdrawal of candidature: 21 January
Voting: 4 February

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Uttarakhand:
Date of Notification: 20 January
Last date of nomination: 27 January
Scrutiny of nomination: 28 January
Withdrawal of candidature: 30 January
Voting 15 February

Manipur – Two phase
Phase 1
Date of Notification: 8 February
Last date of nomination: 15 February
Scrutiny of nomination: 16 February
Withdrawal of candidature: 18 February
Voting: 4 March
Phase 2
Date of Notification: 11 February
Last date of nomination: 18 February
Scrutiny of nomination: 20 February
Withdrawal of candidature: 22 February
Voting: 8 March



Uttar Pradesh
Phase 1:
Date of Notification: 11 January
Last date of nomination:
Scrutiny of nomination: 25 February
Withdrawal of candidature: 26 February
Voting: 11 February
Phase 2:
Date of Notification: 20 January
Last date of nomination: 27 January
Scrutiny of nomination: 28 January
Withdrawal of candidature: 30 January
Voting: 15 February
Phase 3:
Date of Notification: 24 January
Last date of nomination: 31 January
Scrutiny of nomination: 2 February
Withdrawal of candidature: 4 February
Voting: 19 February
Phase 4:
Date of Notification: 30 January
Last date of nomination: 6 February
Scrutiny of nomination: 7 February
Withdrawal of candidature: 9 February
Voting: 23 February
Phase 5:
Date of Notification: 2 February
Last date of nomination: 9 February
Scrutiny of nomination: 11 February
Withdrawal of candidature: 13 February
Voting: 27 February
Phase 6:
Date of Notification:
Last date of nomination: 15 February
Scrutiny of nomination: 16 February
Withdrawal of candidature: 18 February
Voting: 4 March
Phase 7:
Date of Notification:
Last date of nomination: 18 February
Scrutiny of nomination: 20 February
Withdrawal of candidature: 22 February
Voting: 8 March

A total of 690 assembly constituencies will go to polls in these elections. Twenty three of these have been reserved from Scheduled Tribes candidates. Over 160 million voters — that’s the size of the electorate in these assembly elections. There will be 1,85,000 polling stations across five states.
CEC Zaidi also announced that voter facilitation posters will be displayed at every polling booth, including voting procedure, dos and don’ts, etc.


Top officials of the Election Commission, had on Tuesday, met with Chief Electoral Officers of the five poll-bound states – Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa to fine tune arrangements. The law and order situation in Manipur had been the key focus of the meeting.
The terms of the legislative assembly of Goa, Manipur and Punjab are due to expire on March 18 while that of Uttarakhand expires on March 26. The legislative term of Uttar Pradesh ends on May 27. Goa has 40 assembly seats, Manipur has 60, Punjab has 117, Uttarakhand has 70 while Uttar Pradesh has 403
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