Election Commission announces assembly dates in 5 states

Election Commission announces assembly dates in 5 states

General Election to Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, 2022 -reg.

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Uttar Pradesh:

Poll Events Phase-I

(58 ACs)

Phase-II

(55 ACs)

Phase-III

(59 ACs)

Phase-IV

(59 ACs)

Phase-V

(61 ACs)

Phase-VI

(57 ACs)

Phase-VII

(54 ACs)

Date of Issue of Notification 14-01-2022

(Friday)

21-01-2022

(Friday)

25-01-2022

(Tuesday)

27-01-2022

(Thursday)

01-02-2022

(Tuesday)

04-02-2022

(Friday)

10-02-2022

(Thursday)

Last date of making nomination 21-01-2022

(Friday)

28-01-2022

(Friday)

01-02-2022

(Tuesday)

03-02-2022

(Thursday)

08-02-2022

(Tuesday)

11-02-2022

(Friday)

17-02-2022

(Thursday)

Date of Scrutiny 24-01-2022

(Monday)

29-01-2022

(Saturday)

02-02-2022

(Wednesday)

04-02-2022

(Friday)

09-02-2022

(Wednesday)

14-02-2022

(Monday)

18-02-2022

(Friday)

Last date of withdrawal 27-01-2022

(Thursday)

31-01-2022

(Monday)

04-02-2022

(Friday)

07-02-2022

(Monday)

11-02-2022

(Friday)

16-02-2022

(Wednesday)

21-02-2022

(Monday)

Date of Poll 10-02-2022

(Thursday)

14-02-2022

(Monday)

20-02-2022

(Sunday)

23-02-2022

(Wednesday)

27-02-2022

(Sunday)

03-03-2022

(Thursday)

07-03-2022

(Monday)

Date of Counting 10-03-2022

(Thursday)

10-03-2022

(Thursday)

10-03-2022

(Thursday)

10-03-2022

(Thursday)

10-03-2022

(Thursday)

10-03-2022

(Thursday)

10-03-2022

(Thursday)

Date of completion 12-03-2022

(Saturday)

12-03-2022

(Saturday)

12-03-2022

(Saturday)

12-03-2022

(Saturday)

12-03-2022

(Saturday)

12-03-2022

(Saturday)

12-03-2022

(Saturday)

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Uttarakhand:

Poll Events Single Phase (All 70 ACs)
Date of Issue of Notification 21-01-2022 (Friday)
Last date of making nomination 28-01-2022 (Friday)
Date of Scrutiny 29-01-2022 (Saturday)
Last date of withdrawal 31-01-2022 (Monday)
Date of Poll 14-02-2022 (Monday)
Date of Counting 10-03-2022 (Thursday)
Date of completion 12-03-2022 (Saturday)

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Punjab:

Poll Events Single Phase (All 117 ACs)
Date of Issue of Notification 21-01-2022 (Friday)
Last date of making nomination 28-01-2022 (Friday)
Date of Scrutiny 29-01-2022 (Saturday)
Last date of withdrawal 31-01-2022 (Monday)
Date of Poll 14-02-2022 (Monday)
Date of Counting 10-03-2022 (Thursday)
Date of completion 12-03-2022 (Saturday)

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Goa:

Poll Events Single Phase (All 40 ACs)
Date of Issue of Notification 21-01-2022 (Friday)
Last date of making nomination 28-01-2022 (Friday)
Date of Scrutiny 29-01-2022 (Saturday)
Last date of withdrawal 31-01-2022 (Monday)
Date of Poll 14-02-2022 (Monday)
Date of Counting 10-03-2022 (Thursday)
Date of completion 12-03-2022 (Saturday)

 

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Manipur:

Poll Events Phase-V

(38 ACs)

Phase-VI

(22 ACs)

Date of Issue of Notification 01-02-2022

(Tuesday)

04-02-2022

(Friday)

Last date of making nomination 08-02-2022 (Tuesday) 11-02-2022 (Friday)
 

Date of Scrutiny

09-02-2022 (Wednesday) 14-02-2022 (Monday)
Last date of withdrawal 11-02-2022 (Friday) 16-02-2022 (Wednesday)
 

Date of Poll

27-02-2022 (Sunday) 03-03-2022 (Thursday)
 

Date of Counting

10-03-2022 (Thursday) 10-03-2022 (Thursday)
Date of completion 12-03-2022 (Saturday) 12-03-2022 (Saturday)

 

 

The term of the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh is due to expire on the following dates.

The term and the strength of the Assemblies is also indicated as below:

Name of State                                    Term of Assembly                                         No. of Assembly

Seats Goa                                      16th March, 2017 to 15th March, 2022                   40

Manipur                                       20th March, 2017 to 19th March, 2022                    60

Punjab                                           24 th March, 2017 to 23 th March, 2022                   117

Uttarakhand 2                             4th March, 2017 to 23th March,  2022                       70

Uttar Pradesh                                15thMay, 2017 to 14th May, 2022                           403

Election Commission of India (hereinafter ECI or Commission) is committed to conduct free, fair, peaceful, participative, accessible, inclusive and safe election to the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh before the cessation of its term, in exercise of the authority and powers conferred upon under Article 324 read with Article 172 (1) of the Constitution of India and Section 15 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. Art 172(1) states clearly that” Every Legislative Assembly of every state, unless sooner dissolved, shall continue for five years ..and no longer..”

 

  1. Assembly Constituencies

The total number of Assembly Constituencies in the States of Goa, Manipur, Punjab Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh and seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, as determined by the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008, are as under: –

State                      Total No. of ACs               Reserved for SCs          Reserved for STs

Goa                                     40                                      1                                        –

Manipur                              60                                     1                                    19

Punjab                                117                                   34                                    –

Uttarakhand                       70                                    13                                   2

Uttar Pradesh                    403                                  84                                    2

Total                                     690                                133                               23

  1. Commission works with three broad objectives this time- First, Covid safe Election; Two, hassle free comfortable voting experience and Three, maximum voter participation. For last more than 6 months the entire election machinery was gearing up for these elections. Periodic reviews were done and senior officers of ECI held detailed meetings to review all aspects of poll preparation. A lot of Advance planning and meticulous preparation have been done. In the month of December, 2021, Commission visited 4 poll bound states to review poll preparedness. It discussed with various political parties and elicited their views and suggestions. It also met the Chief Secretaries, DGPs and other Enforcement Agencies in the states on various issues of preparedness. As the covid cases showed a resurgence especially in view of the new Variant of Concern-Omicron, Commission held meetings with the Health Secretary, Govt of India and health experts. It also held discussions with the Union Home Secretary on
  2. this issue. After taking all these views and the ground situation, Commission decided to announce elections to the five states. 3. Chief Secretaries of all poll going states have been directed to accelerate the first and second dose of vaccination to all eligible citizens above 18 years. As on Jan 7, 2022: in Goa, more than 95.8% people have been vaccinated with both doses. In Uttarakhand 99.67% people have got their first dose and 82.39% have got the second dose. In Uttar Pradesh, 89.35% population had been administered first dose and more than 52% had taken both doses. In Punjab 81.9% had been given first dose of vaccination and 45.6 % covered by both doses. In Manipur, 59.6% had been jabbed with first dose while 44.8% had been administered both doses. In absolute figures, as on Jan 7, 2022 more than 15 crore people in these five states together have got the first dose of vaccine and more than 9 crore had been administered both doses.
  3. Commission has directed that all central/state government officials deployed for election duty shall be doubly vaccinated. On the recommendation of ECI, the Union Health Ministry has issued orders on 8th February 2021 that all election officials and employees will be treated as frontline workers and all eligible officials shall be given a precautionary booster dose accordingly.
  4. Electoral RollsCommission firmly believes that pure and updated electoral rolls are the foundation of free, fair and credible election. Hence, intensive and sustained focus is placed upon improving their quality, health and fidelity. Commission had directed the State election machinery of Goa, Manipur, Punjab Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh to ensure a smooth, effective

inclusive and time-bound completion of Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls with reference to 01.01.2022 as the qualifying date. Accordingly, the final publication of electoral roll has been done in Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh on 05.01.2022. As per electoral roll data w.r.t. 01.01.2022 as the qualifying date, the number of electors in the State of Goa, Manipur, Punjab Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh are:

State         No. of General Electors                  No. of Service Voters                 Total No. of electors

as per electoral rolls

Goa                    11,56,464                                   298 11,56,                                            762

Manipur             20,34,966                                  21,935 20,                                          56,901

Punjab               2,12,75,066                                 1,13,698                                        2,13,88,764

Uttarakhand       81,43,922                                94,265 82,                                         38,187

Uttar Pradesh   15,02,84,005                              2,98,745                                        15,05,82,750

Total                    18,28,94,423                            5,28,941 18,                                  34,23,364

Number of Electors marked as PwD in the State of Goa, Manipur, Punjab Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh are:

Name of State                                   Total PwD Electors

Goa                                                                9,643

Manipur                                                       14,651

Punjab                                                        1,44,667

Uttarakhand                                              68,478

Uttar Pradesh                                            10,64,266

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