Updated on 30th January, 2012-
Election codes of conduct- effective from evening of 24th December, 2011
Finalization of voter list- 2 January, 2012.
Election notification- 5 January, 2012
Filing of names of candidates- 5 to 12 January
Scrutiny of the names of candidates- 13 January
Names can be withdrawn- 16 January.
Voting- 30 January
Result- first week of March. Or March 6, 2012
Other states which are going for polls:
Manipur (29 Jan), Uttar Pradesh (4 to 28 Feb.), Punjab (30 Jan),
Goa (3 March)
Total seats- 70 (36 seats in the plains and 34 seats in the hill region)
Hill region lost 6 seats and the plains gained the 6 seats due to the new delimitation process of 2006 which was based on census of 2001.
Total voters in the state- around 63 Lakhs
Total voting centers- 9777
Total number of youth (18-19 years) voters- 1.85 Lakhs
Increase in the total voters as compared to 2007 assembly election- 5.25 Lakhs
Percentage of young voters- 20%
Percentage of women voters- 48%
Effect of the code of conduct-
1- Those developmental works, constructions etc. which have been already initiated will go on. But the works which are yet to be initiated cannot proceed further till the elections are over.
2- The election codes don’t affect the promotions, increment etc. of the employees.
3- The recruitment process initiated by any commission or any constitutional body will not be affected by it. But the process of recruitment under the protégé of government departments will be stayed till the completion of the process of the polls.
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