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Biennial Elections to the Council of States to fill the seats of members retiring in April 2020-reg.

  

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No. ECI/PN/26/2020 
Dated: 25
th February, 2020

 Press Note

Sub: Biennial Elections to the Council of States to fill the seats of members retiring in April 2020-­reg.
The term of office of 55 members of the Rajya Sabha elected from 17 States is due to expire on their retirement in April, 2020 as detailed below: 

Sl. No.

State

No. of seats

Date of retirement

1.

Maharashtra

7

 

 

 

02.04.2020

2.

Odisha

4

3.

Tamil Nadu

6

4.

West Bengal

5

5.

Andhra Pradesh

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

09.04.2020

6.

Telangana

2

7.

Assam

3

8.

Bihar

5

9.

Chhattisgarh

2

10.

Gujarat

4

11.

Haryana

2

12.

Himachal Pradesh

1

13.

Jharkhand

2

14.

Madhya Pradesh

3

15.

Manipur

1

16.

Rajasthan

3

17.

Meghalaya

1

12.04.2020

2. A statement showing the details of the above mentioned vacancies is given in ‘Annexure-­‐‑A’. The Commission has decided that above mentioned biennial elections to the Council of States shall be held in accordance with the following programme:  

Sl.No.

Events

Dates

1.

Issue of Notifications

06th March, 2020 (Friday)

2.

Last date of making nominations

13th March, 2020 (Friday)

3.

Scrutiny of nominations

16th March, 2020 (Monday)

4.

Last date for withdrawal of candidatures

18th  March, 2020 (Wednesday)

5.

Date of Poll

26th March, 2020 (Thursday)

6.

Hours of Poll

09:00 am to 04:00 pm

7.

Counting of Votes

26th March, 2020 (Thursday)

 

at 05:00 pm

8.

Date before which election shall be

completed

30th March, 2020 (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 elections.

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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