Election Commission Announces 5 State Assembly Poll Dates

  • Gayathri Mathivanan
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  • March 4, 2016, 10:58 PM

 

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi on Friday announced thepoll schedule for West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and the Union Territory of Pondicherry. 

 

“Elections will be held in 824 assembly constituencies in the 5 states.While elections will be held on different dates in the four states and one UT, all the results will be declared on May 19.

 

Assam will go to polls in two phases on April 4 and 11 for 126 seats while elections in West Bengal will be held in six phases. Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Pondicherry, with 126, 140, and 234 constituencies respectively, will vote on the same day in a single phase election on May 16.

 

Following are the details of the poll schedule:

 

294-seat West Bengal assembly election dates (6 phases):

Phase 1: 18 seats

Date of Poll: April 4 & 11

Phase 2: 56 seats

Date of Poll: April 17

Phase 3: 62 seats

Date of Poll: April 21

Phase 4: 49 seats

Date of Poll: April 25

Phase 5: 53 seats

Date of Poll: April 30

Phase 6: 25 seats

Date of Poll: May 5

 

234-seat Tamil Nadu assembly election dates (1 phase):

Date of Poll: May 16

 

140-seat Kerala assembly election dates (1 phase):

Date of Poll: May 16

 

126-seat Assam assembly election dates (2 phases):

 

1st phase: 65 seats

Date of Poll: April 4

2nd phase: 61 seats

Date of Poll: April 11

30-seat Puducherry election dates (1 phase):

Date of Poll: May 16

 

Votes in all five states and one union territory will be counted on May 19.
 

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