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Poll schedule for Assembly elections in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry announced

Newdelhi:27/2/21;elections in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry will be held between 27th March to 29th April. The counting of votes in all the four states and one Union Territory will take place on 2nd May.

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora announced the poll schedule in New Delhi yesterday evening. The assembly elections in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry will be held in a single phase on 6th April.

In West Bengal, polling will be held in eight phases on 27th March, 1st, 6th, 10th, 17th, 22nd, 26th and 29th April.

Assam will go to polls in three phases on 27th March and 1st and 6th April, various election-related activities are gradually gaining momentum following the announcement of election dates. Polling will be held in  3 phases beginning from the 27th of March.

Following the announcement of election schedule, various district administrations started removing of banner hoardings that were displayed to highlight various welfare schemes. Chief Electoral Officer Nitin Khade will address a press conference at 4 pm today. The Home department transferred 18 senior police officers last night.

The Election Commission also announced by-poll for the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha constituency in Tamil Nadu and Malappuram Lok Sabha seat in Kerala which be held on 6th April.

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal: 

Poll Events Phase-I (30 ACs) Phase-II (30 ACs) Phase-III (31 ACs) Phase-IV (44 ACs) Phase-V (45 ACs) Phase-VI (43 ACs) Phase-VII (36 ACs) Phase-VIII (35 ACs)
Date of Issue of Notification 02.03.2021

(Tuesday)

05.03.2021

(Friday)

12.03.2021

(Friday)

16.03.2021

(Tuesday)

23.03.2021

(Tuesday)

26.03.2021

(Friday)

31.03.2021

(Wednesday)

31.03.2021

(Wednesday)

Last date of making nomination 09.03.2021

(Tuesday)

12.03.2021

(Friday)

19.03.2021

(Friday)

23.03.2021

(Tuesday)

30.03.2021

(Tuesday)

03.04.2021

(Saturday)

07.04.2021

(Wednesday)

07.04.2021

(Wednesday)

Date of Scrutiny 10.03.2021

(Wednesday)

15.03.2021

(Monday)

20.03.2021

(Saturday)

24.03.2021

(Wednesday)

31.03.2021

(Wednesday)

05.04.2021 

(Monday)

08.04.2021 

(Thursday)

08.04.2021

(Thursday)

Last date of withdrawal 12.03.2021

(Friday)

17.03.2021

(Wednesday)

22.03.2021

(Monday)

26.03.2021

(Friday)

03.04.2021

(Saturday)

07.04.2021

(Wednesday)

12.04.2021

(Monday)

12.04.2021

(Monday)

Date of Poll 27.03.2021

(Saturday)

01.04.2021

(Thursday)

06.04.2021

(Tuesday)

10.04.2021

(Saturday)

17.04.2021

(Saturday)

22.04.2021

(Thursday)

26.04.2021

(Monday)

29.04.2021

(Thursday)

Date of Counting 02.05.2021

(Sunday)

02.05.2021

(Sunday)

02.05.2021

(Sunday)

02.05.2021

(Sunday)

02.05.2021

(Sunday)

02.05.2021

(Sunday)

02.05.2021

(Sunday)

02.05.2021

(Sunday)

Date of completion 04.05.2021

(Tuesday)

04.05.2021

(Tuesday)

04.05.2021

(Tuesday)

04.05.2021

(Tuesday)

04.05.2021

(Tuesday)

04.05.2021

(Tuesday)

04.05.2021

(Tuesday)

04.05.2021

(Tuesday)

  Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Assam: 

Poll Events Phase-I (47 ACs) Phase-II (39 ACs) Phase-III (40 ACs)
Date of Issue of Notification 02.03.2021 

(Tuesday)

05.03.2021 

(Friday)

12.03.2021 

(Friday)

Last date of making nomination 09.03.2021 

(Tuesday)

12.03.2021 

(Friday)

19.03.2021 

(Friday)

 Date of Scrutiny 10.03.2021 

(Wednesday)

15.03.2021 

(Monday)

20.03.2021 

(Saturday)

Last date of withdrawal 12.03.2021 

(Friday)

17.03.2021 

(Wednesday)

22.03.2021 

(Monday)

Date of Poll 27.03.2021 

(Saturday)

01.04.2021 

(Thursday)

06.04.2021 

(Tuesday)

Date of Counting 02.05.2021 

(Sunday)

02.05.2021 

(Sunday)

02.05.2021 

(Sunday)

Date of completion 04.05.2021 

(Tuesday)

04.05.2021 

(Tuesday)

04.05.2021 

(Tuesday)

 Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Kerala: 

Poll Events Single Phase (All 140 ACs)
Date of Issue of Notification 12.03.2021 

(Friday)

Last date of making nomination 19.03.2021 

(Friday)

Date of Scrutiny 20.03.2021 

(Saturday)

Last date of withdrawal 22.03.2021 

(Monday)

Date of Poll 06.04.2021 

(Tuesday)

Date of Counting 02.05.2021 

(Sunday)

Date of completion 04.05.2021 

(Tuesday)

 Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Puducherry: 

Poll Events Single Phase (All 30 ACs)
Date of Issue of Notification 12.03.2021 

(Friday)

Last date of making nomination 19.03.2021 

(Friday)

Date of Scrutiny 20.03.2021 

(Saturday)

Last date of withdrawal 22.03.2021 

(Monday)

Date of Poll 06.04.2021 

(Tuesday)

Date of Counting 02.05.2021 

(Sunday)

Date of completion 04.05.2021 

(Tuesday)

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu: 

Poll Events Single Phase (All 234 ACs)
Date of Issue of Notification 12.03.2021 

(Friday)

Last date of making nomination 19.03.2021 

(Friday)

Date of Scrutiny 20.03.2021 

(Saturday)

Last date of withdrawal 22.03.2021 

(Monday)

Date of Poll 06.04.2021 

(Tuesday)

Date of Counting 02.05.2021 

(Sunday)

Date of completion 04.05.2021 

(Tuesday)

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