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ECI declares dates for polls in UP,Punjab,Uttarakhand, Manipur & Goa

 2017-01-04 07:45:53.0

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Tahlka News Desk New Delhi: Chief Election Commissioner of India Nasim zaidi has conducted press conference for Upcoming assembly election. In a press conference ECI has declared dates for upcoming polls in 5 states i.e Uttar pradesh, Punjab,Uttarakhand, Manipur & Goa. whereas,ECI has declared 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.

Major announcement held in conference:

  • Assemblies expiring on: Goa 18 March, Manipur 18 March, Punjab 18 March, Uttarakhand 26 March, and Uttar Pradesh 27 March.
  • Number of constituencies: 619/690 - 133 reserved for Scheduled Castes and 23 for Scheduled Tribes.
  • Millions of errors, multiple entries have been removed from the electoral rolls.
  • Revised electoral rolls published on: Goa - January 5, Manipur - January 12, Punjab - January 5, Uttarakhand - January 10, and Uttar Pradesh - January 12.
  • The Election Commission will distribute photo voters slip to all voters. These have been improved.
  • Colourful voter guide will be distributed to all families. This will have details of polling stations, date and time of polling, ID docs that can be used, etc.
  • 1.85 Lakh polling stations will be covered. This has increased by 15 per cent. There are over 16 crore voters in the 5 states.
  • For secrecy, height of the voting compartment has been raised to 30 inches. Electronic Voter Machines or EVMs will be used in all states.
  • As you know there is a symbol provided at bottom of EVM for 'None Of The Above' or NOTA.In certain constituencies there will be Voter-Verified Paper Audit Trail or VVPAT. The number of constituencies with VVPAT will be increased.
  • Election Commission is joining the rank of global leaders in the area of electronic transmission of votes. This is a historic (first) step.
  • Electronic transmission of votes done keeping in mind defence personnel.
  • Postal votes will be transmitted one-way in certain constituencies.
  • Candidates will be required to file a no demand certificate.
  • The rules have also been changed. Candidates will have to fix a photograph on nomination paper. They will have to declare that they are citizens of India, not sought foreign citizenship.
  • The model code of conduct comes into immediate effect.
  • The Election Commission is determined to ensure strict compliance.
  • In the last 72 hours there are reports of malpractices, so new SOP has been introduced.
  • The Election Commission is discouraging parties from using any environmentally hazardous materials for publicity. We also discourage the use of loudspeakers.
  • We will conduct elections in free and fair manner. Punjab: Date of �Notification: 11 January Last date of nomination: 18 January Scrutiny of nomination: 19 January Withdrawal of candidature: 21 January Voting: 4 FebruaryGoa: 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 Uttar Pradesh has 403 constituencies and elections will take place in 7 phases. Counting of votes (All phases): March 11, 2017 Phase 1: 73 Constituencies Date of Notification: 11 January Last date of nomination: Scrutiny of nomination: 25 February Withdrawal of candidature: 26 February Voting: 11 February Phase 2:� 67 Constituencies - 11 Districts 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:�69 Constituencies - 12 Districts 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:�53 Constituencies - 12 Districts 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:�52 Constituencies - 11 Districts 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:�49 Constituencies - 7 Districts Date of Notification: Last date of nomination: 15 February Scrutiny of nomination: 16 February Withdrawal of candidature: 18 February Voting: 4 March Phase 7: �40 Constituencies - 7 Districts Date of Notification: Last date of nomination: 18 February Scrutiny of nomination: 20 February Withdrawal of candidature: 22 February Voting: 8 March

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