Five states to vote between February 4 and March 8


New Delhi, Jan 4 : Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Goa and Manipur will be held between February 4 and March 8, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi announced on Wednesday.

The results will be known on March 11.

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5 state Election

UP : 403 seats
Punjab : 117
Uttarakhand : 70
Manipur : 60
Goa : 40

*619* : Total seats
*133* : SC candidate
*23* : ST candidate

*16 cr.* : Total voters
*1,85,000* : Total polling station
*15%* polling station increase comparative 2012 assembly election.

Wheelchair will be provided for the handicapped

BMC Elections on Feb 21 and results on Feb 26 …

Assembly polls on Feb 4 Goa

nasim-zaidi-eci-commissionerChief Election Commissioner: Dr. Nasim Zaidi

om-prakash-ecElection Commissioner: Om Prakash Rawat

ak-jyoti-eElection Commissioner : A K Joti

EC announces cash expenses limit per candidate in five states :

The Election Commission of India on Wednesday set the campaign expenses limit per candidate at between Rs 20 lakh and Rs 28 lakh in the five states where assembly polls will be held laster this year.

Announcing the limit, Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi said: “In Goa and Manipur the limit on election expenses per candidate is Rs 20 lakh.”

“In Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand the election expenses limit per candidate is Rs 28 lakh,” the CEC said.

Candidates to submit certificate from public agencies: EC

 The Election Commission of India on Wednesday said that the candidates will have to submit a ‘No Demand Certificate’ from agencies providing amenities and government accommodation.

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said: “The candidates will be required to file a no demand certificate and this certificate will come from agencies dealing with electricity, water, telephone and also the rent certificate of the government accommodation which these candidates may have occupied in past ten years.”

Zaidi said this at a press conference while speaking on the additional affidavit required to be filled by the candidates in the upcoming state polls, in the light of an order of the Delhi High Court.

Any failure to file these affidavits would be a defect of substantial nature inviting scrutiny by the returning officer, he added.

EC names ‘Dos and Don’ts’ for state polls

Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Nasim Zaidi on Wednesday announced a number of new measures for the upcoming assembly elections in five states.

Zaidi announced putting up of four posters at each polling station, informing the voters of locations of booths, and other Dos and Don’ts.

The posters were a statutory requirement at all polling stations, he said.

A voting assistance booth would also be kept at the polling stations.

Taking note of complaints received by the Election Commission (EC) in previous elections, the CEC announced that the height of the voting compartment would also be raised to 30 inches this time.

This was done to conceal the upper part of the body of the voters, the movement of which might giveaway the button they were pressing.

“This measure is being taken to maintain secrecy,” Zaidi said.

The five states going to polls this year were Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, and Manipur.