Election Commission announces election dates, polling booths to be made accessible

The Election Commission has announced the schedule for the five upcoming state assembly election for Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa.

Polling will begin on 4 February and end on 8 March in all the states at the same time. Counting will be on 11 March.

The Election Commission has announced a number of voter-friendly measures like all-women polling booths and voters slips in the local languages. There is also a move to make polling accessible so that people with disabilities can vote easily.

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