New Delhi: The notification for the January 30
assembly elections in Punjab and Uttarakhand was issued on Thursday,
thus setting the poll process in the two states in motion.
With the Governors of Punjab and Uttarakhand issuing the
notifications for election to their state assemblies, the
process of filing of nominations for both the poll-bound
states has started.
The last date of filing nominations in both Punjab and
Uttarakhand is January 12, scrutiny the next day and the last
date of withdrawal January 16. Polling is to be held on January
30 from 8 am to 5 pm and the counting of votes would be taken
up on March 4.
The EC has said the election process in the two states has
to be completed by March 9, 2012.
The term of the present assemblies in Punjab (117 seats)
and Uttarakhand (70 seats) ends on March 14 and March 12
As per draft electoral rolls, Punjab has a total of
1,74,33,408 electors and the EC has set up 19,724 polling
booths in the state.
Of the 117 assembly constituencies in Punjab, 34 are
reserved for Scheduled Castes.
In Uttarakhand, there are a total of 57,40,148 voters as
per draft electoral rolls and a total of 9,744 polling booths
have been set up in the state by EC.
Of the total 70 assembly constituencies in Uttarakhand, 13
are reserved for Scheduled Castes and two for Scheduled
In the 2007 assembly polls in Punjab, SAD-BJP alliance
came to power with SAD winning 49, BJP 19, Congress 44 and
remaining five seats won by independent candidates.