New Delhi: December,14(STN)The visit of the Election Commission will start from tomorrow i.e. 15th December to review the election preparations of 5 states including Uttar Pradesh and Punjab. The Election Commission’s tour will start from Punjab. The Election Commission team will visit Punjab for two days i.e. on 15th and 16th December. Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra, Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anoop Chandra Pandey, besides other officials of the Election Commission will visit Punjab.

The Election Commission will meet senior administrative and police officials of Punjab during its visit. The Election Commission will conduct an election tour of all the 5 states in turn, after which the dates will be announced after reviewing the preparations.

UP visit at the end of December

The Election Commission will visit UP at the end of December and will meet all the officials of Uttar Pradesh and review the election preparations. Voting takes place in several phases in Uttar Pradesh and this time too there is a possibility of voting in more than seven phases.

Announcement next month, polling and counting of votes in February-March

According to Election Commission sources, the announcement of the election will be done in the month of January and the dates for the polling and counting will be decided during the months of February and March. The election process will start in the month of January. UP has 403 assembly seats, Punjab 117 seats, Goa 40 seats, Manipur 60 seats and Uttarakhand 70 assembly seats. The elections in all the seats will be over before March 15.