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Organisation : Election Commission of India ECI
Announcement : Meghalaya, Nagaland & Tripura Legislative Assemblies Election 2018
Applicable State : Meghalaya, Nagaland & Tripura
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ECI Meghalaya, Nagaland & Tripura Election

Announcement of Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura, 2018.

Related : ECI Bye-election to Parliamentary Constituency of Rajasthan & West Bengal State Legislative Assembly On 29th January 2018 :

The terms of the Legislative Assemblies of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura are due to expire as follows :
Meghalaya – 06.03.2018
Nagaland – 13.03.2018
Tripura – 14.03.2018

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 the Representation of the People Act, 1951, the Commission is required to hold general election to constitute the new Legislative Assemblies in the States of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura before expiry of their present terms.

Assembly Constituencies

The total number of Assembly Constituencies in the State of Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura and seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, as determined by the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assemblies Constituencies Order, 2008, are as under

 State Total No. of ACs Reserved for SCs Reserved for STs
Meghalaya 60 55
Nagaland 60 59
Tripura 60 10 20

Electoral Rolls

The Commission firmly believes that pure and updated electoral rolls are the foundation of free, fair and credible election and intensive and sustained focus is laid on improving their quality, heath and fidelity.

The Commission, after visiting the poll bound State, had directed the State election machinery to ensure a smooth, effective, inclusive and time-bound completion of Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls with reference to 01.01.2018 as the qualifying date, so as to ensure that all eligible but un-enrolled citizens in the State are duly registered in the Electoral Rolls.

Special efforts were made to identify the critical gaps in the electoral rolls and targeted SVEEP activities were carried out to address them.

As per the final electoral roll, the number of electors in the State is as follows :

Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls w.r.t. 01/01/2018 as the qualifying date
State Total No. of Electors as per Draft Rolls Total No. of Electors as per Final Rolls
Meghalaya 17,68,515 18,30,104
Nagaland 11,63,388 11,89,264
Tripura 25,05,997 25,69,216

Photo Electoral Rolls

Photo Electoral Rolls (PER) will be used during this General Election & photo percentage in Photo Electoral Rolls of this State is as under :

State Percentage of PER
Meghalaya 100 %
Nagaland 97.92 %
Tripura 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 Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura is as under

State Percentage of EPIC
Meghalaya 100 %
Nagaland 97.92 %
Tripura 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, a separate instructions will be issued to allow additional documents for identification of voters.

Photo Voter Slips

In order to facilitate the voters to know the location of their polling Stations and other details, Voter slip bearing the Photo of the elector (wherever present in the roll) will be distributed, at least 7 days before the date of poll to all enrolled voters by the District Election Officer.

The Commission has directed the District Election Officers, Returning Officers and Observers to keep very close and rigorous monitoring of the distribution process. The size, design and format of the Photo Voter Slip has also been substantially improved, to enhance its utility and effectiveness in voter identification, awareness and guidance.

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