Gujarat Assembly Elections 2017 dates have been declared by Election Commission on Wednesday. The state will witness two-phase on December 9 and 14. Counting will take place on December 18, at the same time as Himachal Pradesh's election counting. Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Joti said that the model code of conduct comes into effect from now onwards. The state has 182 seats, spread across 33 districts. In Phase 1, 19 districts will go to polls. The districts include Kutch, Surendranagar, Rajkot, Jamnagar, Kota and Valsad, among others. The last date for nominations of candidates is November 21 and last date for withdrawal of candidature is November 24. The polls will take place on December 9. In Phase 2, 14 districts will go to polls on December 14; Ahmedabad being one of them. The last date for filing of nominations is November 27 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is November 30.