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Organisation : Chief Electoral Officer Goa
Facility : General Election Legislative Assembly
Notification : http://www.electionin.in/uploads/4178-PN1_04012017.pdf
Home Page : http://www.ceogoa.nic.in/
Schedule for holding General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Goa:
Related : CEO Goa FAQ : www.electionin.in/720.html
Sl. No. | Poll Event | Single Phase : (ALL 40 ACs)
1 Date of Notification 11.01.2017 (WED)
2 Last Date of Making Nominations 18.01.2017 (WED)
3 Scrutiny of Nominations 19.01.2017 (THU)
4 Withdrawal of Candidature 21.01.2017 (SAT)
5 Date of Poll 04.02.2017 (SAT)
6 Date of Counting 11.03.2017 (SAT)
7 Date of Completion 15.03.2017 (WED)
The terms of the Legislative Assemblies of Goa is normally due to expire as follows
Assembly Constituencies :
The total number of Assembly Constituencies in the State of Goa and seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, as determined by the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008, are as under
State | Total No. of ACs | Reserved for SCs | Reserved for STs :
Goa 40 1 —
Electoral Rolls :
** The electoral rolls of all the existing Assembly Constituencies in the States of Goa are being revised, with reference to 01.01.2017 as the qualifying date.
** The dates of publication of the Final Rolls are indicated in the Table below and the details of the final publication will be made available on the ECI website.
** As per the draft rolls, the numbers of electors in these States are as follows
State | Total No. of Electors in Draft Rolls-2017 wrt 01/01/2017 as qualifying date | Date of Publication of Final Roll :
Goa 1085271 05.01.2017
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 Goa is as under
States | Percentage of EPIC :
Voter Guide Brochure :
** In these elections, a Voter Guide Brochure (in local languages) shall be handed over to every household ahead of the elections, giving information about the date and time of polls, contact details of the BLOs, important websites, helpline numbers, documents required for identification at the polling station besides other important information including the Do’s and Dont’s for voters at the polling station.
** This Voter Guide Brochure will be distributed along with the Photo Voter Slips by the BLOs
Polling Stations and Special Facilitation :
The number of Polling Stations in the poll going States are as follows
States | No. of Polling Stations in 2012 | No. of Polling Stations in 2017 | % Increase :
Goa 1612 1642 1.8%
Voter Facilitation Posters :
** In order to fulfill the statutory requirements under Rule 31 of the Conduct of Election Rules, 1961 and to provide accurate and relevant information for voter awareness and information at each polling station, the Commission has also directed that uniform and standardized Voter Facilitation Posters (VFP) shall be displayed on all Polling Stations for greater facilitation and awareness of the voters.
** A total of FOUR (4) Posters have been designed to capture voter-cenrtic information relevant on the poll day like details of the Polling Booth, polling area specified for that particular polling booth, list of contesting candidates, contact details of the important election functionaries, list of prescribed identification documents, illustrative voting procedure, items prohibited around the polling booth and important Do’s and Dont’s to be observed on the poll day.
** The Commission has directed that these four VFPs shall be prominently displayed ay each polling booth in the poll-going States.
Voter Assistance Booths (VAB):
** Voter Assistance Booths shall be set up for 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.