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Schedule for election to 8-Vellore Parliamentary Constituency of Tamil Nadu

  

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No. ECI/PN/70/2019 
Dated:    4th July, 2019

PRESS NOTE

Subject : Schedule for election to 8-Vellore Parliamentary Constituency of Tamil Nadu– Regarding.

Notification calling General Election to 8-Vellore Parliamentary Constituency of Tamil Nadu vide Notification No.464/EPS/2019(2) dated 19.03.2019 was rescinded by the President in pursuance of the Commission’s proceeding no. 464/ECI/LET/TERR/TN/SS-I/2019 dated 14.04.2019.  The Commission issued Press Note No.ECI/PN/49/2019 dated 16th April, 2019 in this regard.

3. Now, the Commission has considered the matter and has decided to hold the General Election of 8-Vellore Parliamentary Constituency of Tamil Nadu. In pursuance of Sections 30 and 56 of the R.P.Act, 1951, as per the programme mentioned as under: -

Poll Events

Schedule

Date of Issue of Gazette Notification

11.07.2019(Thursday)

Last Date of Nominations

18.07.2019(Thursday)

Date for Scrutiny of Nominations

19.07.2019(Friday)

Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures

22.07.2019(Monday)

Date of Poll

05.08.2019(Monday)

Date of Counting

09.08.2019(Friday)

Date before which election shall be completed

11.08.2019(Sunday)

ELECTORAL ROLL

The Electoral Rolls for the aforesaid Parliamentary Constituency w.r.t 01.01.2019 as the qualifying date has been finally published.     

ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES (EVMs) and VVPATs

The Commission has decided to use EVMs and VVPATs in the election in all the polling stations. Adequate numbers of EVMs and VVPATs have been made available and all steps have been taken to ensure that the polls are conducted smoothly with the help of these machines.

IDENTIFICATION OF VOTERS

In consonance with the past practice, the Commission has decided that the voter’s identification shall be mandatory in the aforementioned  election at the time of poll. Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) shall be the main document of identification of a voter.  However, in order to ensure that no voter is deprived of his/her franchise, if his/her name figures in the electoral Rolls, separate instructions will be issued to allow additional documents for identification of voters at the time of poll in the said election.

MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT

The Model Code of Conduct shall come into force with immediate effect in the district(s) in which the whole or any part of Parliamentary Constituency going for election is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission’s instruction No.437/6/INST/2016-CCS, dated 29th June, 2017( available on the Commission’s website).  The Model Code of conduct shall be applicable to all candidates, political parties and State Government concerned.  The Model Code of Conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government for the district of the State concerned.


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