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Announcement of Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura, 2018.

 

Newdelhi:18/1/18;The terms of the Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura are due to expire as follows:

Meghalaya 06.03.2018
Nagaland 13.03.2018
Tripura 14.03.2018

By virtue of its powers, duties and functions under Article 324 read with Article 172(1) of the Constitution of India and Section 15 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, the Commission is required to hold general election to constitute the new Legislative Assemblies in the States of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura before expiry of their present terms.

(1)        Assembly Constituencies

The total number of Assembly Constituencies in the State of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura and seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, as determined by the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assemblies Constituencies Order, 2008, are as under: –

 

State Total No. of ACs Reserved for SCs Reserved for STs
Meghalaya 60 55
Nagaland 60 59
Tripura 60 10 20

 

 (2)       Electoral Rolls

The Commission firmly believes that pure and updated electoral rolls are the foundation of free, fair and credible election and intensive and sustained focus is laid on improving their quality, heath and fidelity. The Commission, after visiting the poll bound State, had directed the State election machinery to ensure a smooth, effective, inclusive and time-bound completion of Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls with reference to 01.01.2018 as the qualifying date, so as to ensure that all eligible but un-enrolled citizens in the State are duly registered in the Electoral Rolls. Special efforts were made to identify the critical gaps in the electoral rolls and targeted SVEEP activities were carried out to address them.

The existing electoral rolls of all the Assemblies Constituencies in the State of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura have been revised, with reference to 01.01.2018 as the qualifying date. Final publication of electoral rolls in respect of Tripura has been done on 05.01.2018 and final publication in respect of Meghalaya and Nagaland has been done on 10.01.2018. The details of the final publication are available on the ECI website. As per the final electoral roll, the number of electors in the State is as follows:

 

Special  Summary  Revision  of   Electoral  Rolls  w.r.t.  01/01/2018 as  the  qualifying  date
State Total  No.  of  Electors  as  per  Draft  Rolls

 

Total  No. of  Electors  as  per  Final Rolls
Meghalaya 17,68,515 18,30,104
Nagaland

 

11,63,388 11,89,264
Tripura 25,05,997 25,69,216

 

 

(a)   Photo Electoral Rolls

Photo Electoral Rolls (PER) will be used during this General Election and photo percentage in Photo Electoral Rolls of this State is as under:

State Percentage of PER
Meghalaya 100 %
Nagaland 97.92 %
Tripura 100 %

 

(b)   Electors Photo Identity Cards (EPIC)

Identification of the voters at the polling booth at the time of poll shall be mandatory. Electors who have been provided with EPIC shall be identified through EPIC. Presently, the EPIC coverage in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura is as under:-

 

State Percentage of EPIC
Meghalaya 100 %
Nagaland 97.92 %
Tripura 100 %

 

All the residual electors are advised to obtain their Elector Photo Identity Cards from the Electoral Registration Officers of their Assembly Constituencies, urgently.

In order to ensure that no voter is deprived of his/her franchise, a separate instructions will be issued to allow additional documents for identification of voters.

 

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Annexure-1

Schedule for the General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Tripura

 

Poll Events Tripura

(All 60 Assembly Constituencies

Date of Issue of Gazette Notification

24.01.2018 (WED)

Last Date of Nominations

31.01.2018 (WED)

Date for Scrutiny of Nominations

01.02.2018 (THU)

Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures

03.02.2018 (SAT)

Date of Polling

18.02.2018 (SUN)

Date of Counting

03.03.2018 (SAT)

Date before which election shall be completed 05.03.2018 (MON)

 

 

 

 

 

Annexure-2

Schedule for the General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya and Nagaland

 

Poll Events Meghalaya and Nagaland

(All 60 Assembly Constituencies of both States)

Date of Issue of Gazette Notification

31.01.2018 (WED)

Last Date of Nominations

07.02.2018 (WED)

Date for Scrutiny of Nominations

08.02.2018 (THU)

Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures

12.02.2018 (MON)

Date of Polling

27.02.2018 (TUE)

Date of Counting

03.03.2018 (SAT)

Date before which election shall be completed 05.03.2018 (MON)

 

 

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