The Election Commission has announced that panchayat elections will be held in Andhra Pradesh in four phases. It has been revealed that notifications will be issued on February 23, 27, 31 and 4th of this month for each phase respectively. And then, it was stated that the elections would be held in stages on February 5, 7, 9, 17. Polling will be from 6.30 am to 3.30 pm. The counting of votes will be from 4 pm on the last day of polling, the schedule said.