Election Commission : Assembly Polls Five States from February 10

Election Commission : Assembly Polls Five States from February 10

The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Saturday announced the election schedule for the Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh State Assemblies. The Commission also banned all physical campaigning till January 15 due to the increasing COVID-19 cases across the country.

Announcing the poll schedule, Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra said the decision was taken after taking inputs from health officials and much deliberation.

Polling for Uttar Pradesh’s 403 Assembly seats would be held over seven phases on February 10, February 14, February 20, February 23, February 27, March 3 and March 7.

 

Punjab, Goa and Uttarakhand will all vote on a single day, February 14. Elections in Manipur will be spread over two phases on February 27 and March 3.

Counting for all 690 constituencies across five States, where a total of 18.34 crore citizens are eligible to vote, would be carried out on March 10.

Dates/Schedule

Phase 1: U.P.

Issue of Notifications Jan 14
Last Date of making nominations Jan 21
Scrutiny of nominations Jan 24
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures Jan 27
Date of Poll Feb 10
Counting of Votes March 10

 

Phase: 2 Punjab, U.P., Uttarakhand, Goa

Issue of Notifications Jan 21
Last Date of making nominations Jan 28
Scrutiny of nominations Jan 29
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures Jan 31
Date of Poll Feb 14
Counting of Votes March 10

Phase 3- U.P.

Issue of Notifications Jan 25
Last Date of making nominations Feb 1
Scrutiny of nominations Feb 2
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures Feb 4
Date of Poll Feb 20
Counting of Votes March 10

 

Phase 4 - U.P.

Issue of Notifications Jan 27
Last Date of making nominations Feb 3
Scrutiny of nominations Feb 4
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures Feb 7
Date of Poll Feb 23
Counting of Votes March 10

 

Phase 5 - U.P., Manipur

Issue of Notifications Feb 1
Last Date of making nominations Feb 8
Scrutiny of nominations Feb 9
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures Feb 11
Date of Poll Feb 27
Counting of Votes March 10

 

Phase 6 -U.P., Manipur

Issue of Notifications Feb 4
Last Date of making nominations Feb 11
Scrutiny of nominations Feb 14
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures Feb 16
Date of Poll March 3
Counting of Votes March 10

 

Phase 7 - U.P.

Issue of Notifications Feb 10
Last Date of making nominations Feb 17
Scrutiny of nominations Feb 18
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures Feb 21
Date of Poll March 7
Counting of Votes March 10