Goa and UP complete state election cycle
The small mid western coast state of Goa will go to the polls today to vote for the members of their 40 seat legislative assembly.
In comparison to the massive state of Uttar Pradesh with its seven phased election which concludes today, Goa has an electorate of 1,011,637 with 1,612 polling stations.
There are 215 candidates contesting for the 40 seats.
In Uttar Pradesh the final phase of the state’s seven phase election also takes place today in what is known as the sugarcane belt.
There are around 18.2 million people voting for the remaining 60 seats in the 403 seat legislative assembly and they have a choice of 962 candidates.
The ten districts covered in this phase are Badaun, Bareilly, Bheem Nagar, Bijnore, Jyotiba Phule Nagar, Lakhimpur Kheri, Moradabad, Pilibhit, Rampur and Shahjahanpur.
Polls opened in both states at 7 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. local time. After today all five states due to vote this year will have completed their elections and counting can begin. Results will be announced on 6th March for all five states.