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Election in five states in Nov-Dec, MP Nov 25,Rajasthan Dec 1, Chhattisgarh Nov 11, 19

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Election in five states in Nov-Dec, MP Nov 25,Rajasthan Dec 1, Chhattisgarh Nov 11, 19
Election in five states in Nov-Dec, MP Nov 25,Rajasthan Dec 1, Chhattisgarh Nov 11, 19

The Election Commission on Friday announced the schedule for Assembly Elections to be held in five states, namely Delhi, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram.

Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said Delhi and Mizoram will go to polls in single phase on December 4, while voting will be held in Rajasthan on December 1, and in Madhya Pradesh on November 25.

Chhattisgarh will have two-phase polls on November 11 and 19.

The counting of votes will be held together for all five states on December 8.

The model code of conduct has come into force with immediate effect in all five states.

The ‘None Of The Above’ (NOTA) option for negative voting will be provided in these elections, as desired by the Supreme Court, Sampath said.

In Delhi, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is seeking a record fourth straight term in office.

The full Election Commission met earlier this morning to finalise the dates for the Assembly Elections.

The panel has already asked the Union Home Ministry for 60,000 paramilitary personnel to be deployed in five states ahead of the polls.

The Assembly Elections are crucial as they are being considered a semi-final before the General Elections in 2014.

Detailed Poll Schedule:

Madhya Pradesh:

Date of issue of Gazette Notification: Nov 1
Last date of filing of nomination: Nov 8
Date of scrutiny of nomination: Nov 9
Last date of withdrawal of nomination: Nov 11
Date of polling: Nov 25

Chhattisgarh:

First Phase

Date of issue of Gazette Notification: Oct 18
Last date of filing of nomination: Oct 25
Date of scrutiny of nomination: Oct 26
Last date of withdrawal of nomination: Oct 28
Date of polling: Nov 11

Second Phase

Date of issue of Gazette Notification: Oct 25
Last date of filing of nomination: Nov 1
Date of scrutiny of nomination: Nov 2
Last date of withdrawal of nomination: Nov 4
Date of polling: Nov 19

Rajasthan:

Date of issue of Gazette Notification: Nov 5
Last date of filing of nomination: Nov 12
Date of scrutiny of nomination: Nov 13
Last date of withdrawal of nomination: Nov 16
Date of polling: Dec 1

Delhi:

Date of issue of Gazette Notification: Nov 9
Last date of filing of nomination: Nov 16
Date of scrutiny of nomination: Nov 18
Last date of withdrawal of nomination: Nov 20
Date of polling: Dec 4

Mizoram:

Date of issue of Gazette Notification: Nov 9
Last date of filing of nomination: Nov 16
Date of scrutiny of nomination: Nov 18
Last date of withdrawal of nomination: Nov 20
Date of polling: Dec 4

Counting of votes on December 8

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