Organisation : Tamilnadu Chief Electoral Officer’s Office (elections.tn.gov.in)
Facility : General Election
Notification : http://www.electionin.in/uploads/3922-PN16_04032016.pdf
ECI Home Page : http://eci.nic.in/eci/eci.html
Home Page : http://www.elections.tn.gov.in/
General Election Schedule :
The terms of the Legislative Assemblies of Tamil Nadu is normally due to expire as follows
Tamil Nadu – 22.05.2016
An Election of many Firsts :
First to Ensure 100% Ethical Voting
** 454 member Income Tax search team in districts (144 officers in Chennai alone)
** 1000 surveillance squads to follow on complaints
** Webcasting of 25000 polling stations
** 21300 youth members to stop money distribution
** 3 hours to 3 minutes – response time on complaints
** Highest cash seizure – Rs 75 crores and still counting
** Highest FIRs
Tamilnadu Assembly Election 2016 Opinion-Poll Surveys : www.electionin.in/3724.html
S. No. | Poll Event | Dates ( All 234 ACs) :
1. Issue of Notification 22.04.2016 (FRI)
2. Last date for making Nominations 29.04.2016 (FRI)
3. Scrutiny of Nominations 30.04.2016 (SAT)
4. Last date for withdrawal of candidature 02.05.2016 (MON)
5. Date of Poll 16.05.2016 (MON)
6. Counting of Votes 19.05.2016 (THU)
7. Date before which election process shall be completed 21.05.2016 (SAT)
All 234 ACs will go to poll on a single day.
Assembly Constituencies :
State | Total No. of ACs | Reserved for SC | Reserved for ST :
Tamil Nadu 234 44 02
Electoral Rolls :
The electoral rolls of all the existing Assembly Constituencies in the State of Tamil Nadu have been revised, with reference to 01.01.2016 as the qualifying date, and have been finally published. As per the final rolls, the numbers of elector in these States/UT are as following
State | Date of Publication | Total No. of Electors in 2011 | Total No. of Electorsin 2016 :
Tamil Nadu 20.01.2016 4,59,50,620 5,79,15,075
Improvement in the health of the electoral roll:
** The Commission, after visiting the poll bound states/UT, had directed to conduct a time-bound and systematic drive for the improvement in the quality and health of their respective electoral rolls, so as to enhance their fidelity for the conduct of free and fair elections.
** During the Special Electoral Roll Purification Drive from 15th to 29th February, 2016, concerted focus was laid on enrolment of all eligible voters, removal of repeated and multiple entries, removal of the entries of dead voters (after due statutory procedure) correction of various types of errors in EPICs and roll data.
** Wide ranging consultations were also held with the various stakeholders and their valuable suggestions and inputs were duly factored while General Elections to Legislative Assemblies-2016 Election Commission of India undertaking the purification drive.
** This exercise has improved the quality of the electoral rolls in a significant way.
Photo Electoral Rolls :
States | Percentage of Photo Electoral Rolls :
Tamil Nadu 100
Electors Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) :
Identification of the voters at the polling booth at the time of poll shall be mandatory. Electors who have been provided with EPIC shall be identified through EPIC. Presently, the EPIC coverage in the State is as under
Tamil Nadu 100%
** All the residual electors are advised to obtain their Elector Photo Identity Cards from the Electoral Registration Officers of their Assembly Constituencies, urgently.
** In order to ensure that no voter is deprived of his/her franchise, if his/her name figures in the Electoral Rolls, separate instructions will be issued to allow additional documents for identification of voters, if needed.