New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Oct 6: The Election Commission has finally announced the poll schedules for assembly elections in the five states: Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Telangana. Here are the 10 major takeaways from this press brief which blows the bugle of the election season as in tow are the General Elections in the first half of 2019. These elections are crucial because they set the mood for the General Elections. It is a sort of testing waters before the big show. An accessible election is a theme for these polls, said the CEC. 10 major announcement by the CEC:1. While announcing the schedule, Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat told the media that simultaneous elections will be held in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana before December 15.2. Model of conduct to come into force in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram with immediate effect said, CEC Rawat.3. At the onset of the press meet, the CEC said that due to some unavoidable situation the timing of the press brief was changed.4. By-polls in Shimoga, Bellary and Mandya in Karnataka to be held on 3rd November: Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat5. Phase 1 voting for state assembly election in Chhattisgarh to take place on 12 November, voting for phase 2 on 20 November.6. Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram assembly elections to be held on 28th November7. Rajasthan and Telangana assembly elections to be held on 7th December8. Counting of votes to be done on 11 December for Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Telangana state assembly elections9. Results of all five states on Dec 11: CEC10. The schedule is thus:Chattisgarh:Phase 1Last date of nomination: October 23Polling: November 12Phase 2:Last date of nomination: November 2Polling: November 20Madhya Pradesh and MizoramLast date of nomination: November 9Polling: November 28Rajasthan and TelanganaLast date of nomination: November 19Polling: December 7All the states will be counted on December 11, 2018.