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Assembly Election 2017: EC announces dates for UP, Goa, Punjab, Manipur and Uttarakhand

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 January 2017, 15:15 IST

The Election Commission announced the poll dates for five state Assemblies - Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Manipur, Goa and Uttarakhand.

A press conference was held at noon, on 4 January, where Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi announced a list of dates including the last date of filing nominations, when each state will vote, the day of counting and other details related to security, transparency, facilities etc.

Poll dates

Uttar Pradesh: 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, February, 4, 8 March

Punjab: 4 February 2017

Manipur: 4 March 2017, 8 March 2017

Goa: 4 February 2017

Uttarakhand: 15 February 2017

State-wise details

Uttar Pradesh: 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, February, 4, 8 March

Election will be held in 7 phases for a total of 403 assembly constituencies

Phase 1

-73 constituencies

-15 districts

Districts: Shamli, Muzaffarnagar, Baghpat, Meerut, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Hapur, Bulandshahar, Aligarh, Mathura, Hathra, Agra, Firozabad, Etah, Kasganj

Date of notification: 17 January

last date of nomination: 24 January

Date of scrutiny: 25 January

Date of withdrawal: 27 January

Polling date: 11 February

Phase 2

-67 assembly constituency

-11 districts

Districts: Saharanpur, Bijnor, Moradabad, Sambhal, Rampur, Bareilly, Amroha, Pilibhit, Kheri, Shahjahanpur, Badaun

date of notification: 20 January

last date of nomination: 27 January

Date of scrutiny: 28 January

Date of withdrawal: 30 January

Polling date: 15 February

Phase 3

-69 constituencies

-12 districts

Districts: Farrukhabad, Hardoi, Kannauj, Mainpuri, Etawah, Auraiya, Kanpur Dehat, Kanpur Nagar, Unnao, Lucknow, Barabanki, Sitapur

date of notification: 24 January

last date of nomination: 31 January

Date of scrutiny: 2 February

Date of withdrawal: 4 February

Polling date: 19 February

Phase 4

-53 Assembly constituencies

-12 districts

Districts: Pratapgarh, Kaushambi, Allahabad, Jalaun, Jhansi, Lalitpur, Mahoba, Hamirpur, Banda, Chitrakoot, Fatehpur, Rae Bareli

Date of notification: 30 January

last date of nomination: 6 February

Date of scrutiny: 7 February

Date of withdrawal: 9 February

Polling date: 23 February

Phase 5

-52 constituency

-11 districts

Districts: Balrampur, Gonda, Faizabad, Ambedkar Nagar, Bahraich, Shrawasti, Siddharthnagar, Basti, Sant Kabir Nagar, Amethi, Sultanpur

Date of notification: 2 February

last date of nomination: 9 February

Date of scrutiny: 11 February

Date of withdrawal: 13 February

Polling date: 27 February

Phase 6

-49 constituency

-7 districts

Districts: Maharajganj, Kushi Nagar, Gorakhpur, Deoria, Azamgarh, Mau, Ballia

Date of notification: 8 February

last date of nomination: 15 February

Date of scrutiny: 16 February

Date of withdrawal: 18 February

Polling date: 4 March

Phase 7

-40 constituency

-7 districts

Districts: Ghazipur, Varanasi, Chandauli, Mirzapur, Bhadohi, Sonbhadra, Jaunpur

Date of notification: 11 February

last date of nomination: 18 February

Date of scrutiny: 20 February

Date of withdrawal: 22 February

Polling date: 8 march

Punjab: 4 February 2017

Elections in Punjab will take place in single phase

-117 assembly constituency

Date of notification: 11 January

last date of nomination: 18 January

Date of scrutiny: 19 January

Date of withdrawal: 21 January

Polling date: 4 February

Manipur: 4 March 2017, 8 March 2017

Elections in Manipur will take place in two phases

-60 assembly constituencies

Phase 1

-38 assembly constituency

Date of Notification: 8 February

last date of nomination: 15 February

Date of Scrutiny: 16 February

Date of withdrawal: 18 February

Polling date: 4 march

Phase 2

-22 assembly constituency

Date of Notification: 11 February

last date of nomination: 18 February

Date of scrutiny: 20 February

Date of withdrawal: 22 February

Polling date: 8 march

Goa: 4 February 2017

Elections in Goa will take place in single phase.

-40 assembly constituencies

Date of notification: 11 January

Date of nomination: 18 January

Date of scrutiny: 19 January

Date of withdrawal: 20 January

Polling date: 4 February 2017

Uttarakhand: 15 February 2017

Elections in Uttarakhand will take place in single phase.

-70 Assembly constituencies

Date of notification: 20 January

last date of nomination: 27 January

Date of scrutiny: 28 January

Date of withdrawal: 30 January

Polling date: 15 February

After completion of polling, the counting will take place on 11 march 2017 for all states.

Zaidi said over 16 crore voters will exercise their democratic rights in these five states.

The terms of the legislative assembly of Goa, Manipur and Punjab will expire on 18 March, and Uttarakhand on 26 March. The legislative term of Uttar Pradesh Assembly ends on 27 May.

The Election Commission yesterday held a meeting with the Chief Electoral Officers of these five states to fine tune the arrangements for the assembly polls.

More than 160 million voters will participate in these elections. Voting will be conducted in as many as one lakh 85,000 polling stations. Electronic Voting Machines will be used in all five states.

-with ANI inputs

First published: 4 January 2017, 15:15 IST
 
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