Tripura to go to the polls on February 18, Meghalaya and Nagaland on February 27 ; All results on March 03


Assembly elections in Tripura will be held on February 18, while Meghalaya and Nagaland will go to the polls on February 27, the Election Commission of India announced. The counting of votes in the States would be held on March 3, Chief Election Commissioner A K Joti said. The terms of the Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura Assemblies end on March 06, 13 and 14 respectively. They have 60 members each.

The three states — comprising 60-member Houses each are among eight states that go to polls this year. State elections to Karnataka, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are also due this year.
With the Election Commission announcing dates to these three states today, the model code of conduct comes into play.
VVPATs and EVMs will be used in the three states. While EVMs have been used for the last 20 years in these three states, VVPATs will be deployed for the first time for the Assembly polls.

Assembly Election Highlights:

* Tripura

Date of issue of gazette notification: January 24
Last date of nomination: January 31
Scrutiny of nomination: February 1
Last date of withdrawal of candidature: February 3,
Date of polling: February 18
Date of counting: March 3

* Meghalaya & Nagaland

Date of issue of gazette notification: January 31
Last date of nomination: February 7
Scrutiny of nomination: February 8
Last date of withdrawal of candidature: February 12
Date of polling: February 27
Date of counting: March 3