Elections to the 40-member Goa assembly would be held on June two. This was announced by the Election Commission in New Delhi on Wednesday. The term of the present assembly expires on June 11.
The Model Code of Conduct has come into force with the poll announcement. According to the election schedule announced by the EC, the poll notification would be issued on May 8. Last date of filing nominations would be May 15 with the scrutiny to be held the following day. Last date for withdrawal of candidature would be on May 18. Counting of votes would take place on June 5.
The elections would be conducted in the state on the basis of the electoral rolls revised with effect from January one, 2007. According to these rolls, 9,95,976 voters would be eligible to exercise their right to franchise.
Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) would be used in the polls, the EC said.
According to the poll schedule, the notification would be issued on May eight. Last date for filing nominations would is May 15 and the scrutiny will be held the following day. Last date for withdrawal of candidature would be on May 18.
Counting of votes would take place on June five.
The Model Code of Conduct comes into force with immediate effect and would be applicable to all candidates, political parties, the state government and the Union Government, EC said.
It further said that Central Para Military Forces (CPMFs) and State Armed Police (SAPs) drawn from other states would be deployed to ensure peaceful, free and fair polls in the state. The Commission has also decided to appoint additional polling personnel for the booths where the number of electors exceeds 1,200.