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Election Commission announces dates for Assembly Elections in five States

Wednesday, January 4, 2017
New Delhi

The Election Commission today on Wednesday announced the dates for Assembly Elections for the States of Punjab, Goa, Manipur, Uttar Pradesh and Goa.

The Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said that defence personnel, central paramilitary personnel who were away from their homes can cast their votes through one-way electronic transmission in the polls. The EC said that the candidates will have to submit a ‘No Demand Certificate’ from agencies providing amenities and government accommodation. The candidates will be required to file a no demand certificate from agencies dealing with electricity, water, telephone and also the rent certificate of the government accommodation to these candidates may have occupied in the last ten years.

Election Commission has decided to limit the cash donations from Rs.20,000 to Rs.2,000 and added that any candidate found violating the Supreme Court order barring appeals for votes along religious and caste lines.

The polling will be done in one phase in Goa, Punjab and Uttarakhand while in Manipur it will be in two phase polling. UP will have polling in seven phases that will begin on February 11 and ends on March 8. The polling will start on Februaryruary 4 with polling in Goa and Punjab, and will end on March 8 in Uttar Pradesh. The counting of votes for these assembly elections will begin on March 11.

Goa Elections

  • Date of Notification: January 11
  • Last Date of Nomination: January 18
  • Scrutiny: January 19
  • Nomination Withdrawal: January 21
  • Polling Date: February 4

Punjab Elections

  • Date of Notification: January 11
  • Last Date of Nomination: January 18
  • Scrutiny: January 19
  • Nomination Withdrawal: January 21
  • Polling Date: February 4

Manipur Elections Phase 1 (38 constituencies)

  • Date of Notification: February 8
  • Last Date of Nomination: February 15
  • Scrutiny: February 16
  • Nomination Withdrawal: February 18
  • Polling Date: March 4

Manipur Elections Phase 2 (22 constituencies)

  • Date of Notification: February 1
  • Last Date of Nomination: February 18
  • Scrutiny: February 20
  • Nomination Withdrawal: February 22
  • Polling Date: March 8

Uttarakhand Elections

  • Date of Notification: January 20
  • Last Date of Nomination: January 27
  • Scrutiny: January 28
  • Nomination Withdrawal: January 30
  • Polling Date: February 15

Uttar Pradesh Elections Phase 1 (73 constituencies)

  • Date of Notification: January 17
  • Last Date of Nomination: January 24
  • Scrutiny: January 25
  • Nomination Withdrawal: January 27
  • Polling Date: February 11

Uttar Pradesh Elections Phase 2 (67 constituencies)

  • Date of Notification: January 20
  • Last Date of Nomination: January 27
  • Scrutiny: January 28
  • Nomination Withdrawal: January 30
  • Polling Date: February 15

Uttar Pradesh Elections Phase 3 (69 constituencies)

  • Date of Notification: January 24
  • Last Date of Nomination: January 31
  • Scrutiny: February 2
  • Nomination Withdrawal: February 4
  • Polling Date: February 19

Uttar Pradesh Elections Phase 4 (53 constituencies)

  • Date of Notification: January 30
  • Last Date of Nomination: February 6
  • Scrutiny: February 7
  • Nomination Withdrawal: February 9
  • Polling Date: February 23

Uttar Pradesh Elections Phase 5 (52 constituencies)

  • Date of Notification: February 2
  • Last Date of Nomination: February 9
  • Scrutiny: February 11
  • Nomination Withdrawal: February 13
  • Polling Date: February 27

Uttar Pradesh Elections Phase 6 (49 constituencies)

  • Date of Notification: February 8
  • Last Date of Nomination: February 15
  • Scrutiny: February 16
  • Nomination Withdrawal: February 18
  • Polling Date: March 4

Uttar Pradesh Elections Phase 7 (40 constituencies)

  • Date of Notification: February 11
  • Last Date of Nomination: February 18
  • Scrutiny: February 20
  • Nomination Withdrawal: February 22
  • Polling Date: March 8


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