The election is also crucial for chief minister Harish Rawat who saw a major revolt against himself by his own party's MLAs which caused his ouster from power and imposition of President's rule in the state which lasted for nearly two months till his reinstatement after the intervention of courts.
According to the schedule announced by the Election Commission, the vote counting for the hill state will be held on March 11.
Here is the full election schedule:
Date of Notification: Jan 20
Last date of nomination: Jan 27
Last date of scrutiny: Jan 28
Last date of withdrawal of candidates: Jan 30
Election Date: Feb 15
Uttarakhand state profile
Ruling party- Indian National Congress
Chief minister- Harish Rawat
Main opposition party- BJP
Total seats- 70
Term ends on- 26 March, 2017
Uttarakhand election schedule map