Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies...

Schedule for holding General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu.

1. Issue of Notification 19.3.2011 (Saturday)

2. Last date for making Nominations 26.3.2011 (Saturday)

3. Scrutiny of Nominations 28.3.2011 (Monday)

4. Last date for withdrawal of candidature 30.3.2011 (Wednesday)

5. Date of Poll 13.4.2011 (Wednesday)

6. Counting of Votes 13.5.2011 (Friday)

7. Date before which election process shall be completed 16.5.2011 (Monday)

All 234 ACs will go to poll on a single day.

ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi – 110 001

No.ECI/PN/17 /2011

Dated 1st March, 2011


Subject: Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry.

The terms of the Legislative Assemblies of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Assam and West Bengal will expire as follows :

T a m i l N a d u 16.05.2011
Kerala 23.05.2011
Puducherry 28.05.2011
Assam 28.05.2011
West Bengal 11.06.2011

As per the established practice, the Election Commission holds the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of the States and Union Territories, whose terms expire almost at the same time, together. By virtue of its powers, duties and functions under Article 324 read with Article 172(1) of the Constitution of India, Section 15 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, and section 5 of the Government of Union Territories Act, 1963, the Commission is required to hold elections to constitute the new Legislative Assemblies in the s a i d States of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and UT of Puducherry before expiry of their present terms.


The total number of Assembly Constituencies in the States of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry a n d West Bengal and the seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, as determined by the Delimitation Commission under the Delimitation Act, 2002, are as under:

State Total No. of ACs Reserved for SC Reserved for ST
Tamil Nadu 234 44 02 234 44 02
Kerala 140 14 02 140 14 02
Puducherry 30 05 30 05 --
West Bengal 294 68 16

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