Nomination process for the first phase of the seven-phased Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections began on Tuesday with the issuance of the notification.
Polling would be held in 62 assembly constituencies in 13 districts on April seven in the first phase while other phases are scheduled on April 13, 18, 23, 28, May 3 and May 8.
The Election Commission has directed that not more than five persons, including the candidate, would be allowed in the room of the Returning Officer (RO) or the Assistant Returning Officer (ARO) at the time of filing of nominations.
The Commission has also ordered that only three vehicles would be permitted within 100 metres of the RO or the ARO office. The expenditure relating to all the vehicles would be included in the candidate's expenditure if more than three vehicles were found inside the 100 metres area.
Nomination papers would be scrutinised on March 21 while names could be withdrawn by March 23. The polling for the first phase would be held on April 7.
The districts going to the polls in the first phase included Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav's home town of Etawah besides Mainpuri, Etah, Kanpur Dehat, Jalaun, Hamirpur, Jhansi, Lalitpur, Kanpur and Agra.