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Election Date 2016 for Tamilnadu, Puducherry, Assam, WB & Kerala on May 16

Election date for 2016 assembly elections in Tamilnadu, Pondicherry (Puducherry), West Bengal, Assam & Kerala were announced on Friday.

Tamilnadu & Puducherry assembly elections:
Total Constituencies in TN: 234
Total constituencies in Pondicherry: 30
Nomination starts on: April 22
Nomination ends on: April 29
Nomination review on: April 30
Nomination withdrawal last date: May 2
Voting on: May 16
Vote count on: May 19

In Tamilnadu, Puducherry and Kerala the assembly elections will be held on the same day, in one phase on May 16, 2016.

Tamilnadu Assembly elections2016

Kerala has assembly elections in one phase on May 16:

Total constituencies: 140
Voting on: May 16
Vote counting on: May 19

Assam assembly elections are held in two phases:

Total constituencies: 126
First phase of voting on: April 4
Second phase of voting on: April 14
Vote counting on: May 19

West Bengal has elections in 4 phases:

Total constituencies: 294
First phase of voting on: April 4 and April 11
Second phase of voting on: April 17
Third phase of voting on: April 21
Fourth phase of voting on: April 25
Fifth phase of voting on: April 30
Sixth phase of voting on: May 05
Vote counting on:  May 16

Following the announcement of election dates, the election code of conduct came into effect immediately in all the 5 states.

Some key features of the announcement of the Chief Election Commissioner:

  • Polling booths will be under the security of central workforce safely.
  • Polling booths will be set in the ground floor itself.
  • The candidates photo will be placed in the ballot box.
  • Special arrangements will be done for physically challenged.
  • Separate symbol will be provided in the ballot box for NOTA.
  • Each constituency will have all-women-polling booth.

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