Some 48 chairman candidates have already been elected unopposed. Also, 33 member candidates for reserved seats and 112 for member posts have been elected unopposed in different UPs.
There are a total of 14.2 million under 7,137 polling stations in 708 UPs. Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are being used in 40 UPs.
The Election Commission on 27 November announced the fifth phase polls schedule for 707 UPs across 47 districts. Later, another UP was incorporated in the fifth-phase election.
The deadline for the submission of nomination papers was 7 December, while the date for examining the nomination papers was 9 December and the last date for the withdrawal of candidature was 15 December.