Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal & Puducherry MLA Election 2021

General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry - Schedule of Election 2021

Election Commission of India today announced the schedule for 2021 General Elections to State Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry.

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General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry, 2021

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Assam:
Poll Events Phase-I (47 ACs) Phase-II (39 ACs) Phase-III (40 ACs)
Date of Issue of Notification:
02.03.2021 (Tuesday) | 05.03.2021 (Friday) | 12.03.2021 (Friday)

Last date of making nomination
09.03.2021 (Tuesday) | 12.03.2021 (Friday) | 19.03.2021 (Friday)

Date of Scrutiny
10.03.2021
(Wednesday)
15.03.2021
(Monday)
20.03.2021
(Saturday)

Last date of withdrawal
12.03.2021
(Friday)
17.03.2021
(Wednesday)
22.03.2021
(Monday)
Date of Poll
27.03.2021
(Saturday)
01.04.2021
(Thursday)
06.04.2021
(Tuesday)

Date of Counting
02.05.2021
(Sunday)
02.05.2021
(Sunday)
02.05.2021
(Sunday)

Date of completion
04.05.2021
(Tuesday)
04.05.2021
(Tuesday)
04.05.2021
(Tuesday)

The term of the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry is due to expire on the following dates. The term and the strength of the Assemblies is also indicated as below: 

Name of State /UT | Term of Assembly | No. of Assembly Seats
Assam 01.06.2016 to 31.05.2021 - 126 MLA Seats
Tamil Nadu 25.05.2016 to 24.05.2021 - 234 MLA Seats
West Bengal 31.05.2016 to 30.05.2021 - 294 MLA Seats
Kerala 02.06.2016 to 01.06.2021 - 140 MLA Seats
Puducherry 09.06.2016 to 08.06.2021 - 30 MLA Seats

Total 824 MLA Seats in Five States Namely Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal & Puducherry are to undergo MLA Elections 2021.

The Election Commission of India (hereinafter ECI) is committed to conduct free, fair, participative, accessible, inclusive and safe election to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry before the cessation of its term, in exercise of the authority and powers conferred upon 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 total number of Assembly Constituencies in the State/UT of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry 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
Assam* 126 08 16
Tamil Nadu 234 44 02
West Bengal 294 68 16
Kerala 140 14 02
Puducherry 30 05 --
(*In Assam, territorial determination of Assembly Constituencies is as per
Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 1976)

As per the electoral roll data received in prescribed forms i.e. Form 1D
SSR-2021-01 & 02 in respect of finally published electoral rolls w.r.t. 01.01.2021 as the qualifying date, the number of electors in the State/UT of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry are:
State No. of General electors No. of Service Voters Overseas Electors Total No. of electors as per electoral rolls
Assam 2,31,82,309 62,134 11 2,32,44,454
Tamil Nadu 6,27,47,653 72,853 3,243 6,28,23,749
West Bengal 7,32,94,980 1,12,642 210 7,34,07,832
Kerala 2,66,40,800 56,759 90,709 2,67,88,268
Puducherry 10,01,934 303 352 10,02,589

Photo Electoral Rolls and Electors Photo Identity Cards (EPIC):
Photo Electoral Rolls and Electors Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) will be used
during the General Election of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and
Puducherry.

Voter Information Slips (VIS)
To facilitate the voter to know the serial number of electoral roll of
his/her polling station, date of poll, time etc., the Commission decision vide
26.02.2021, has decided to issue ‘Voter Information Slip’ to the voters in
place of Photo Voter Slip. Voter Information Slip will include information
like Polling Station, Date, Time etc. but not the photograph of the voter.
Voter Information Slip will be distributed at least 5 days before the date of poll
to all enrolled electors, by the District Election Officer. However, Voter
Information Slip will not be allowed as proof of identity of voters. It may be
recalled that the Commission had discontinued Photo Voter Slips as an identity proof with effect from 28th February, 2019.

Identification of Voters at Polling Stations –
For identification of voters at Polling Station, the Voter shall present the EPIC or any of the following identification documents approved by the Commission:
i. Aadhar Card,
ii. MNREGA Job Card,
iii. Passbooks with photograph issued by Bank/Post Office,
iv. Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of
Labour,
v. Driving License,
vi. PAN Card,
vii. Smart Card issued by RGI under NPR,
viii. Indian Passport,
ix. Pension document with photograph,
x. Service Identity Cards with photograph issued to employees by
Central/State Govt./PSUs/Public Limited Companies, and
xi. Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs.

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