February-March Polls in UP, Punjab, Goa, Uttarakhand and Manipur

New Delhi: The dates for holding of elections to five states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa and Punjab – have been announced by the Election Commission.

The polls will be staggered over a month starting from February 4 and will end on March 7. The counting will be on March 11.

Three of the states – Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa – will have single phase elections; Manipur is to have two phases while Uttar Pradesh will have elections staggered across seven phases.

These are the first set of state elections to be held after the Demonetization exercise and the elections will give an indication about how the exercise has been perceived in important states, including the agricultural states of Uttar Pradesh and Punjab; the tourism reliant states of Goa and Uttarakhand and in Manipur in the Northeast.

Here are the dates, as given by the EC.

Uttar Pradesh (403 constituencies)

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Phase 1 – 73 constituencies in 15 districts

Date of notification – 17 January
Last date for filing nomination – 24th January
Scrutiny of nominations – 25th January
Withdrawal of nomination – 27th January
Election date – 11 February

Phase 2 – 67 constituencies in 11 districts

Date of notification – 20 January
last date for filing nomination – 27 January
Scrutiny of nominations – 28 January
Withdrawal of nomination – 30 January
Election date – 15 February

Phase 3 – 69 constituencies in 12 districts

Date of notification – 24 January
last date for filing nomination – 31 January
Scrutiny of nominations – 2 February
Withdrawal of nomination – 4 February
Election date – 19 February

Phase 4 – 53 constituencies in 12 districts

Date of notification – 30 January
last date for filing nomination – 6 February
Scrutiny of nominations –
Withdrawal of nomination – 9 February
Election date – 23 February


Phase 5 – 52 constituencies in 11 districts

Date of notification – 2 February
last date for filing nomination – 9 February
Scrutiny of nominations – 11 February
Withdrawal of nomination – 13 February
Election date – 27 February

Phase 6 – 49 constituencies in 7 districts

Date of notification – 8 February
last date for filing nomination – 15 February
Scrutiny of nominations – 16 February
Withdrawal of nomination – 18 February
Election date – 4 March

SCHEDULE FOR 2017 ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS
State No of Seats Date of Poll Date of Counting
Goa 40 4 February 2017 11 March 2017
Punjab 117 4 February 2017
Manipur 60
Phase I 38 4 March 2017
Phase II 22 8 March 2017
Uttarakhand 70 15 February 2017
Uttar Pradesh 403
Phase I 73 11 February 2017
Phase II 67 15 February 2017
Phase III 69 19 February 2017
Phase IV 53 23 February 2017
Phase V 52 27 February 2017
Phase VI 49 4 March 2017
Phase VII 40 8 March 2017

Phase 7 – 40 constituencies in 7 districts

Date of notification – 11 February
last date for filing nomination – 18 February
Scrutiny of nominations – 20 February
Withdrawal of nomination – 22 February
Election date – 7 March

Manipur – 60 assembly constituencies


Phase 1 – 38 constituencies

Date of notification – 8 February
last date for filing nomination – 15 February
Scrutiny of nominations –
Withdrawal of nomination – 18 February
Election date – 4 March

Phase 2 – 22 constituencies

Date of notification – 11 February
last date for filing nomination – 18 February
Scrutiny of nominations – 20 February
Withdrawal of nomination – 22 February
Election date – 8 March
Uttarakhand – 70 constituencies

Date of notification – 20 January

last date for filing nomination – 27 February
Scrutiny of nominations – 28 January
Withdrawal of nomination – 30 January
Election date – 15 February

Punjab (117 constituencies) & Goa (40 constituencies)

Date of notification – 11 January
last date for filing nomination – 18 January
Scrutiny of nominations – 19 January
Withdrawal of nomination – 21 January
Election date – 4 February

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New Delhi: The dates for holding of elections to five states – Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Manipur, Goa and Punjab – have been announced by the Election Commission. The polls will be staggered over a month starting from February 4 and will end on March 7. The counting will be on...