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Five States Election Dates Announced, Counting on March 11

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The Election Commission of India 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

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: 17 January
Last date of nomination: January 24
Scrutiny of nomination: 25 January
Withdrawal of candidature: 27 January
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: February 8
Last date of nomination: 15 February
Scrutiny of nomination: 16 February
Withdrawal of candidature: 18 February
Voting: 4 March

Phase 7:
Date of Notification: February 11
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.

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