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Biennial Election to the Council of States from Tamil Nadu, 2019 –reg.


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No. ECI/PN/68/2019 
Dated: 25th June, 2019


 Biennial Election to the Council of States from Tamil Nadu, 2019 –reg.

The term of office of 06 (six) members of the Council of States elected from Tamil Nadu is going to expire on 24.07.2019 as per following


Name of Member

Date of retirement


T. Rathinavel



Dr. V. Maitreyan


K.R. Arjunan


Dr. R. Lakshmanan


D. Raja


Kanimozhi (Elected to the House of the People on 23.05.2019)

2.      The Commission has decided to hold a biennial election to the Council of States from Tamil Nadu in accordance with the following programme: - 


Subject of Programme

Dates and Days


Issue of Notifications

1st July, 2019 (Monday)


Last Date of making nominations

8th July, 2019 (Monday)


Scrutiny of nominations

9th July, 2019 (Tuesday)


Last date for withdrawal of candidatures

11th July, 2019 (Thursday)


Date of Poll

18th July, 2019 (Thursday)


Hours of Poll

9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.


Counting of Votes

18th July, 2019 (Thursday) at 5.00 P.M.


Date before which election shall be completed

22nd July, 2019  (Monday)

 3.      The Commission has directed that for the purpose of marking preference(s) on the ballot paper only integrated violet colour sketch pen(s) of pre-fixed specification, provided by the Returning Officer, shall be used. No other pen shall, under any circumstances, be used in the above said election.

 4.      Adequate measures for close monitoring of the election process by appointing observers shall be taken to ensure free and fair election.

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