Three-phased panchayat polls in West Bengal will be held in May this year, the state election commission announced on Saturday.
Voting will take place in three phases on May 1, 3 and 5, State Election Commissioner A K Singh told reporters.
The counting of polls will take place on May 8.
A total of 58, 467 polling stations will be set up in 20 districts for the over 5.08 crore voters, he said.
Singh also said that the notice inviting nominations for the polls would be issued from April 2 while the last date of submitting the nominations would be April 9.
However, he remained silent on whether central force would be used to conduct the elections as per the demand of the state's opposition parties.
The SEC earlier this week had met representatives of political parties and discussed preparations for the panchayat polls.