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Full Schedule of Election Dates in Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry

Held through March and April, the election process will end in the beginning of May.

New Delhi: The Election Commission announced the schedule for assembly polls in Tamil Nadu, Assam, Kerala, West Bengal and the Union Territory of Puducherry.

Held through March and April, the election process will end in the beginning of May, with counting scheduled to start on May 2.

All four states and the UT will see a significant rise in polling stations considering COVID-19 regulations.

Below are the state and UT-wise breakdown of election dates.

Puducherry (single phase): 

March 12: Issue of notification

March 19: Last date of filing nominations

March 20: Scrutiny of nomination

March 22: Last date for withdrawal of candidature

April 6: Date of polling

Tamil Nadu (single phase): 

March 12: Issue of notification

March 19: Last date of filing nominations

March 20: Scrutiny of nomination

March 22: Last date for withdrawal of candidature

April 6: Date of polling

Kerala (single phase):

March 12: Issue of notification

March 19: Last date of filing nominations

March 20: Scrutiny of nomination

March 22: Last date for withdrawal of candidature

April 6: Date of polling

Election to the vacant seat of Mallapuram parliamentary constituency will also be conducted simultaneously.

Assam (three phases): 

Phase 1: 47 constituencies.

March 2: Issue of notification

March 9: Last date of filing nominations

March 10: Scrutiny of nomination

March 12: Last date for withdrawal of candidature

April 27: Date of polling

Phase 2: 39 constituencies

March 5: Issue of notification

March 12: Last date of filing nominations

March 15: Scrutiny of nomination

March 17: Last date for withdrawal of candidature

April 1: Date of polling

Phase 3: 40 constituencies

March 12: Issue of notification

March 19: Last date of filing nominations

March 20: Scrutiny of nomination

March 22: Last date for withdrawal of candidature

April 6: Date of polling

West Bengal (eight phases):

Phase 1: 30 constituencies in 5 districts

March 2: Issue of notification

March 9: Last date of filing nominations

March 10: Scrutiny of nomination

March 12: Last date for withdrawal of candidature

March 27: Date of polling

Phase 2: 30 constituencies in 4 districts

March 5: Issue of notification

March 12: Last date of filing nominations

March 15: Scrutiny of nomination

March 17: Last date for withdrawal of candidature

April 1: Date of polling

Phase 3: 31 constituencies in 3 districts

March 12: Issue of notification

March 19: Last date of filing nominations

March 20: Scrutiny of nomination

March 22: Last date for withdrawal of candidature

April 6: Date of polling

Phase 4: 44 constituencies in 5 districts

March 16: Issue of notification

March 23: Last date of filing nominations

March 24: Scrutiny of nomination

March 26: Last date for withdrawal of candidature

April 10: Date of polling

Phase 5: 45 constituencies in 6 districts

March 23: Issue of notification

March 30: Last date of filing nominations

March 31: Scrutiny of nomination

April 3: Last date for withdrawal of candidature

April 17: Date of polling

Phase 6: 43 constituencies in 4 districts

March 26: Issue of notification

April 3: Last date of filing nominations

April 5: Scrutiny of nomination

April 7: Last date for withdrawal of candidature

April 22: Date of polling

Phase 7: 36 constituencies in 5 districts

March 31: Issue of notification

April 7: Last date of filing nominations

April 8: Scrutiny of nomination

April 12: Last date for withdrawal of candidature

April 26: Date of polling

Phase 8: 35 constituencies in 4 districts

March 31: Issue of notification

April 7: Last date of filing nominations

April 8: Scrutiny of nomination

April 12: Last date for withdrawal of candidature

April 29: Date of polling