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Schedule for holding General Elections to the Legislative Assembly of Punjab :

Related : CEO Punjab Form 6A For Inclusion of Name in Electoral Roll by Overseas Elector :

Sl. No. | Poll Event | Single Phase (ALL 117 ACs) :
1 Date of Notification 11.01.2017 (WED)
2 Last Date of Making Nominations18.01.2017 (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 Punjab is normally due to expire as follows,
Punjab 18.03.2017

** By virtue of its powers, duties and functions under Article 324 read with Article 172(1) of the Constitution of India and Section 15 of Representation of the People Act, 1951, the Commission is required to hold general elections to constitute the new Legislative Assemblies in the States of Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh before expiry of their present terms.

** As per the established practice, the Election Commission holds the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of the States whose terms expire around the same time, together.

Assembly Constituencies :
The total number of Assembly Constituencies in the State Punjab 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 :
Punjab 117 34 —

Electoral Rolls :
** The electoral rolls of all the existing Assembly Constituencies in the State Punjab is being revised, with reference to 01.01.2017 as the qualifying date.
** The dates of publication of the Final Rolls are indicated 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 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 :
Punjab 19214236 05.01.2017

Improvement in the health of the electoral rolls:
** The Commission firmly believes that pure and updated electoral rolls are the foundation of free, fair and credible elections and intensive and sustained focus is laid on improving their quality and fidelity.

** The Commission, after visiting the poll bound states, had directed the State election machinery to ensure a smooth, effective, accessible and time-bound completion of Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls with 01.01.2017 as the qualifying date, so as to ensure that all eligible un-enrolled electors in these States are duly registered.

** Special efforts were made to identify the critical gaps in the electoral rolls and targeted SVEEP activities were carried out to address them.
** Further, a comprehensive and systematic nation-wide programme- National Electoral Roll Purification (NERP)- 2016- was conducted during this year, from March’16 onwards for the overall improvement in the quality and health of the electoral rolls in all the States and UTs.

** During NERP-2016, concerted steps were taken towards 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 undertaking the General Elections to Legislative Assemblies-2017 Election Commission of India purification drive.

** As a result of the efforts under NERP-2016, 25,53,083 logical errors were corrected in the electoral rolls and 29,856 entries of dead/shifted persons and 12,62,000 multiple entries were removed from the rolls after following the prescribed procedure.
** This exercise has improved the quality of the electoral rolls in a significant way.

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