As per the instructions issued by Election Commission of India (ECI), objectionable SMSs, which violate election laws, model code of conduct and Election Commission’s instructions are not allowed. Election Commission of India has also directed all mobile service providers to stop “political” bulk SMS services 48 hours before the election date (election silence period) to ensure that parties do not influence voters during this period. So, any form of political messages from bulk SMS accounts are not allowed during the election silence period.
During the Election Silence period for various States and UTs (refer to the election dates in the below table), no customSMS messages will be allowed through ApnaComplex.com. Your message might be marked as ‘Sent’ in the portal – but it would never reach any recipients.
Please note that this only impacts “Custom” SMS and not other SMS like Reminders, Invoices/Receipt notifications, Complaints and other template based SMS.
Election Dates across Regions
|Custom SMS would not be available for48 hours before the election date in your respective region|
|Andhra Pradesh||30th April & 7th May||Jharkhand||April 10, 17, 24|
|Arunachal Pradesh||April 9||Karnataka||April 17|
|Assam||April 7,12 & 24||Kerala||April 10|
|Bihar||April 10,17,24,30,May 7 & 12||MP||April 10, 17, 24|
|Chhattisgarh||April 10, 17, 24||Maharashtra||April 10, 17 24|
|Goa||April 17||Manipur||April 9, 17|
|Gujarat||April 30||Meghalaya||April 9|
|Haryana||April 10||Mizoram||April 9|
|Himachal Pradesh||May 7||Nagaland||April 9|
|Jammu & Kashmir||April 10, 17, 24, 30 & May 7||Orrisa||April 10,17|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||April 10||Punjab||April 30|
|Chandigarh||April 12||Rajashthan||April 17,24|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||April 12||Sikkim||April 12|
|Daman and Diu||April 30||Tamil Nadu||April 24|
|Lakshwadeep||April 10||Tripura||April 7 and 12|
|Puducherry||April 24||Uttar Pradesh||April 10, 17, 24, 30,May 7 & 12|
|Delhi||April 10||Uttarakhand||May 7|
|West Bengal||April 17, 24, 30,May 7 & 12|
Do not forget to exercise your vote on the day of election! And encourage all others in your housing society to go out and vote! The country needs it!
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