Election Commission announces 5 state assembly poll dates

Election Commission announces 5 state assembly poll dates

Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi has announced the poll schedule for West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and the Union Territory of Puducherry. While elections will be held on different dates in the four states and one UT, all the results will be declared on May 19. The Model Code of Conduct will be enforced with immediate effect and the governments of the poll-bound states as well as the Centre would not be able to announce any new schemes or programmes that may influence the voters.

All you need to know about the elections in five states

824 – Total assembly seats in 5 states

17 crore voters

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Poll dates: April 4 – May 16

Counting Day: May 19

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 Assam
  • Constituencies: 126
  • Voters: 1.98 crore
  • Polling booths: 25000
  • Phases: 2
  • Phase 1: 65 seats, April 4
  • Phase 2: 61 seats, April 11
West Bengal
  • Voters: 6.55 crore
  • Polling booths: 77247
  • Constituencies: 294

Phases: 6

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  • Phase 1: 18 seats (Apr 4), 31 seats (Apr 11)
  • Phase 2: 56 seats (Apr 17)
  • Phase 3: 62 seats (Apr 21)
  • Phase 4: 49 seats (Apr 25)
  • Phase 5: 53 seats (Apr 30)
  • Phase 6: 25 seats (May 5)
Tamil Nadu
  • Voters: 5.8 crore
  • Polling booths: 65616
  • Constituencies: 234
  • Phase: One
  • Poll date: May 16
Kerala
  • Voters: 2.56 crore
  • Polling booths: 21498
  • Constituencies: 140
  • Phase: One
  • Poll date: May 16
Puducherry
  • Voters: 9,27,000
  • Polling booth: 913
  • Constituencies: 30
  • Phase: One
  • Dates: May 16