Punjab Election on 30 Jan 2012
EC announces poll dates for 5 states
New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday announced the schedule for Assembly polls to be held in five states early next year.
According to Chief Election Commissioner SY Quraishi, Uttar Pradesh will go to elections in seven phases, beginning February 4.
The second phase will be held on February 8, third phase on February 11, fourth phase on February 15, fifth phase February 19, sixth phase on February 23, and seventh and last phase on February 28.
Uttarakhand will have single phase elections on January 30.
Punjab will go to polls in single phase on the same day, i.e. January 30.
Both Goa and Manipur will also have single-phase polls. While elections will be held in Goa on March 3, Manipur will go to polls on January 28.
The counting for all states will be held on March 4.
The model code of conduct has come into force with immediate effect.
Electronic voting machines (EVMs) will be used for polling in all five states.