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ECI announces poll dates for Manipur along with 4 other states; Manipur to go on poll in 2 phases; 38 ACs on March 4 and 22 ACs on March 8

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Imphal, Jan 4: Election Commission of India today announced the poll date for five states including Manipur. As per the announcement 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly will go on poll in phases. Of the 60 Assembly constituencies, 38 will go on poll in the first phase and voting is scheduled on March 4, 2017. The second phase voting will be held on March 8, 2017 in 22 assembly constituencies.
Date of notification for Manipur’s first phase election is on February 8, 2017, last date for making of nominations is on February 15, 2017; scrutiny for nominations is on February 16, 2017; withdrawal of the candidature is on February 18, 2017 and the polling date is on March 4, 2017.
As for the second phase Manipur Election, date of notification is on February 11, 2017; last date of making nominations is on February 18, 2017; scrutiny of the nominations will be held on February 20, 2017; withdrawal of candidature is on February 22, 2017 and the polling date is on March 8, 2017.
Counting of the 11th Manipur Legislative Assembly Election will be held on March 11, 2017 and the whole election process will be completed by March 15, 2017.
Total number of seats in Manipur legislative Assembly is 60. Out of these 1 is reserved for Scheduled Caste and the remaining 19 are reserved for the Scheduled Tribes. A total of 18,07,843 electors as per the final electoral roll will exercise their franchise to elect the 60 members.
Voting will be conducted in 2794 polling stations across the state. In 10th Manipur Legislative Assembly election the number of polling stations was 2325.
Assembly election for Goa and Punjab will take place on February 4 and Uttarakhand will vote on February 15.
Uttar Pradesh, the country’s most populous state, will go to the polls in seven phases: February 11, 15, 19, 23 and 27 and March 4 and 8. This will be the single biggest electoral exercise since the 2014 Lok Sabha polls and will involve a total of 690 constituencies, 403 of them in Uttar Pradesh alone.
Briefing media persons at New delhi today afternoon Chief Election Commissioner Dr. Nasim Zaidi announced that  there will be Voter Assistance Booths (VAB) at every polling station location, having a team of officials with the objective of facilitating the voter to locate his/her polling booth number and serial number of that voter in the electoral roll of that concerned polling booth. The VABs will be set up with prominent signage and in such a manner that it will be conspicuous to the voters as they approach the polling premise/building to enable them to seek required facilitation on the poll day.
To maintain the secrecy of vote at the time of poll and uniformity in use of voting compartments, the Commission has issued revised instructions to increase the height of the Voting Compartments to 30 inches. It is also directed that the Voting Compartment be placed on a table whose height shall be 30 inches and only corrugated plastic sheet (flex-board) of steel-grey colour, which is completely opaque and reusable. The CEC said that special arrangement for women and differently-abled voters will be taken up.
The 38 assembly constituencies that will hold the first phase election on March 4, 2017 are 1-Kundrakpam , 2-Heingang, 3-Khurai, 4-Khetrigao, 5-Thongju, 6-Keirao, 7-Andro, 8-Lamlai, 9-Thangmeiband, 10-Uripok, 11-Sagolband, 12-Keisamthong, 13-Singjamei, 14-Yaiskul, 15-Wangkhei, 16-Sekmai(SC), 17-Lamsang, 18-Konthoujam, 19-Patsoi, 20-Langthabal, 21-Naoriya Pakhanglakpa, 22-Wangoi, 23-Mayang Imphal, 24-Nambol, 25-Oinam, 26-Bishenpur, 27-Moirang, 28-Thanga, 29-Kumbi, 46-Saikul(ST), 50-Kangpokpi, 51-Saitu(ST), 55-Tipaimukh(ST), 56-Thanlon(ST), 57-Henglep(ST), 58-Churachandpur(ST), 59-Saikot(ST) and 60-Singhat(ST)  assembly constituencies.
Below are the 22 assembly constituencies of Manipur that will hold second phase election on March 8, 2017. Those are – 30-Lilong , 31-Thoubal, 32-Wangkhem, 33-Heirok, 34-Wangjing Tentha, 35-Khangabo, 36-Wabgai, 37-Kakching, 38-Hiyanglam, 39-Sugnoo, 40-Jiribam, 41-Chandel(ST), 42-Tengnoupla(ST), 43-Phungyar(ST), 44-Ukhrul(ST), 45-Chingai(ST), 47-Karong(ST), 48-Mao(ST), 49-Tadubi(ST), 52-Tamei(ST), 53-Tamenglong(ST) and 54-Nungba(ST) assembly constituencies.

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