Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana will be held on October 21 and the counting of votes will take place on October 24.
Announcing the poll schedule in New Delhi today, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said, the election process in both the states will be completed by 27th of October.
Mr. Arora said, special security arrangements have been made in naxal affected areas.
Maharashtra has 288 seats and Haryana has 90 seats. The five-year term of the legislative assemblies of Haryana will expire on 2nd November. The term of Maharashtra assembly will be over on 9th November.
The Model Code of conduct in these states has come into force with immediate effect.
Notification will be issued on 27th of this month and the last date for filing nominations will be 4th October.
The scrutiny will be held on 5th October and the last date for withdrawal of the nomination will be 7th of October.
The Election Commission has also announced by-polls to 64 assembly seats across 18 States and Samastipur Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar.
The by-polls will be held on 21st October. Counting will take place on the 24th of October.
The assembly seats going to polls include 15 in Karnataka and 11 in Uttar Pradesh. Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said the notification will be issued on 23rd of this month.
By-election to the Samastipur Lok Sabha seat was necessitated due to the death of sitting MP Ram Chandra Paswan of Lok Janshakti Party, in July. (AIR)