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Pondicherry (Puducherry) Assembly Elections 2016

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Quick Facts on Puducherry Legislative Assembly Election

Quick facts - Puducherry Legislative Assembly Election, 2016
Total Distircts4
Member of Rajya Sabha1
Parliamentary Constituencies1
Assembly Constituencies30
Total No. of Electors in 20169,27,034
No. of Polling Stations in 2016913
Current Ruling PartyAINRC
Opposition PartyAIADMK
First Chief MinisterEdouard Goubert, Jul 1, 1963 to Aug 24, 1964, INC
Present Chief MinisterN. Rangaswamy May 17, 2011 to Present
First GovernorS.L. Silam, Oct 14, 1963 to Oct 13, 1968
Present GovernorA. K. Singh (additional charge), Jul 12, 2014 to Incumbent
Chief Electoral OfficerDr. V. CANDAVELOU
Address of Electoral OfficerO/o. The Chief Electoral Officer, Villianur Road, Reddiarpalayam, Puducherry 605010

Puducherry Assembly Elections 2016 Dates

S. No.Poll EventDates (All 30 Acs)
1Issue of Notification 22.04.2016 (FRI)
2Last date for making Nominations29.04.2016 (FRI)
3Scrutiny of Nominations30.04.2016 (SAT)
4Last date for withdrawal of candidature02.05.2016 (MON)
5Date of Poll16.05.2016 (MON)
6Counting of Votes19.05.2016 (THU)
7Date before which election process shall be completed21.05.2016 (SAT)
 All 30 ACs will go to poll on a single day

Pondicherry Elections 2016 News and Live Updates

84.11 per cent turnout in Puducherry

84.11 per cent turnout recorded; large turnout of women in rural areas

80% Turnout In Puducherry till 5 pm

80.17 per cent polling recorded in Puducherry as of 5 p.m

54% turnout in Puducherry till 1 pm

54% turnout in Puducherry assembly elections 2016 till 1 pm 

18.12 per cent polling in Puducherry at 10 a.m

Puducherry registers 15.43 per cent as of 10 a.m. Power cuts in various parts of the city. Polling may be affected.

Last Updated on : May 20, 2016