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Guwahati, March 5 : With political parties in Assam busy with candidate selection and campaigning for the ensuing Assembly polls in the state, the Election Commission on Friday issued notification for the second phase of polling in 39 constituencies, officials said.
The 126-member Assam Assembly will go to the polls in three phases on March 27, April 1 and April 6. The results will be declared on May 2.
According to the EC schedule, the first phase polling for 47 constituencies would be held on March 27 while the second phase polling would be held for 39 seats on April 1 and the remaining 40 constituencies will go to the polls on April 6.
In all, 2,32,44,454 voters are eligible to cast their votes in the three phases this time. The number of eligible voters was 1,98,66,496 in the last Assembly polls held in 2016.
Election officials said that a little over 80 lakh voters can exercise their franchise in the first phase and over 73 lakh electorate are eligible to cast their votes in the second phase.
According to the election officials, with the issuance of the notifications, the process of filing of nomination papers has begun for the first two phases and the last date of filing nomination for the first two phases is March 9 and March 12, respectively.

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