Schedule for General Elections to the Legislative Assembly of Telangana, 2018 (All 119 ACs)
Election Commission of India announces Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram & Telangana, 2018
|Date of Issue of Gazette Notification||12.11.2018 (MONDAY)|
|Last Date of Nominations||19.11.2018 (MONDAY)|
|Date for Scrutiny of Nominations||20.11.2018 (TUESDAY)|
|Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures||22.11.2018 (THURSDAY)|
|Date of Poll||07.12.2018 (FRIDAY)|
|Date of Counting||11.12.2018 (TUESDAY)|
|Date before which election shall be completed||13.12.2018 (THURSDAY)|
Model Code of Conduct
The Model Code of Conduct comes into effect immediately from now onwards. All the provisions of the Model Code will apply to the whole of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram & Telangana will be applicable to all candidates, political parties and, the State Government of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram & Telangana. The Model Code of Conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government insofar as announcements/policy decisions pertaining to/for these States are concerned.
The Commission has made elaborate arrangements for ensuring the effective implementation of the MCC Guidelines. Any violations of these Guidelines would be strictly dealt with and the Commission re-emphasizes that the instructions issued in this regard from time to time should be read and understood by all Political Parties, contesting candidates and their agents/representatives, to avoid any misgivings or lack of information or inadequate understanding/interpretation. The government of the poll-bound States has also been directed to ensure that no misuse of official machinery/position is done during the MCC period.
The Commission has also issued instructions for swift, effective and stringent action for enforcement of Model Code of Conduct during the first 72 hours of announcement of the election schedule and also for maintaining extra vigilance and strict enforcement action in the Last 72 hours prior to the close of polls. These instructions have been issued in the form of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for compliance by the field election machinery.
Summary revision of Electoral Rolls w.r.t. 01-01-2018 as qualifying date in the State of Telangana – Extension of time of final publication of electoral roll from 8th October, 2108 to 12th October, 2018
In order to effectively process the huge numbers of claims and objections received during 2nd Special Summary Revision of Photo Electoral Rolls in the State of Telangana with reference to 01-01-2018, Commission has extended the date of final publication of Electoral Rolls from 8th October, 2018 to 12thOctober, 2018.