Thursday, 26 October 2017


The term of the Legislative Assembly of Gujarat is normally due to expire on 22.01.2018.
By virtue of its powers, duties and functions under Article 324 read with Article 172(1) of
the Constitution of India and Section 15 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, the
Commission is required to hold general election to constitute the new Legislative Assembly in the
State of Gujarat before expiry of its presentterm.
(1) Assembly Constituencies
The total number of Assembly Constituencies in the State of Gujarat and seats reserved
for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, as determined by the Delimitation of
Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008, are as under: -

State Total No. of ACs Reserved for SCs Reserved for STs
Gujarat 182 13 27
(2) Electoral Rolls
The electoral rolls of all the existing Assembly Constituencies in the State of
Gujarat have been revised, with reference to 01.01.2017 as the qualifying date. The dates of
publication of the Final Rolls was 27.09.2017 and the details of the final publication are available
on the ECI website. As per the final roll, the number of electors in the State is as follows:


Total No. of Electors as per Draft
Rolls published on 01/07/2017 w.r.t.
01/01/2017 as qualifying date

Total No. of Electors as per
Final Roll published on
Gujarat 42718198 (4.27 Crore) 43337492 (4.33 Crore)
(Increase of 1.44%)
(a) Improvement in the health of the electoral rolls: The Commission firmly
believes that pure and updated electoral rolls are the foundation of free, fair
and credible election and intensive and sustained focus is laid on improving
their quality and fidelity. The Commission, after visiting the poll bound State,
had directed the State election machinery to ensure a smooth, effective,
accessible and time-bound completion of Special Summary Revision of
Electoral Rolls with 01.01.2017 as the qualifying date, so as to ensure that all

General Election to Legislative Assembly of Gujarat, 2017

eligible un-enrolled electors in the State are duly registered. Special efforts
were made to identify the critical gaps in the electoral rolls and targeted SVEEP
activities were carried out to address them.
The Commission has been constantly endeavouring to improve the fidelity of
electoral rolls by taking focused efforts for maximization of registration of
eligible electors and removing the impurities in the rolls. In 2015, the
Commission has launched a nationwide comprehensive programme, namely,
NERPAP with an objective of bringing an error free and authenticated
electoral roll. A similar programme called as NERP, 2016 was organized with
the objectives of improvements of health of electoral roll and standardization
of sections, polling station and part boundaries.