The Election Commission has announced that the by-election to the Pennagaram Assembly constituency will be held on March 27. The model code of conduct comes into force with immediate effect, applicable to the district where the constituency is located.

The counting of votes will be held on March 30. The poll notification will be issued on March 3. The last date for filing nominations is March 10 and the papers will be scrutinised the next day. The last date of withdrawal of candidature is March 13 and the poll process will end on April 2.

The final publication of the photo electoral roll, after the summary revision with January 1, 2010 as the cut-off date, was published on February 18.

The poll was originally scheduled for January 20. It was later rescinded following protests from the Opposition parties as the date clashed with the Pongal celebrations.

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