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No. ECI/PN/86 /2020
Dated: 02nd November, 2020



Subject:   Bye Election to the Council of States from Karnataka -reg.

There is one casual vacancy in the Council of States from Karnataka as per following details: -


Name of Members


Date of vacancy

Term Up to


Shri Ashok Gasti




 2.               The Commission has decided to hold bye-election to the Council of States from Karnataka to fill up the above said vacancy in accordance with the following schedule: -

S. No




Issue of Notifications

  11th November, 2020 (Wednesday)


Last date of making nominations

18th November, 2020 (Wednesday)


Scrutiny of nominations

19th November, 2020  (Thursday)


Last date for withdrawal of candidatures

23rd November, 2020 (Monday)


Date of Poll

01st December, 2020 (Tuesday)


Hours of Poll

09:00 am-04:00 pm


Counting of Votes

01st December, 2020  (Tuesday) at 05:00 pm


Date before which election shall be completed

04th December, 2020 (Friday)


3.         Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election processes for all persons:-

I.          Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity

II.         At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes:

(a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out:

(b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations

III.        Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs.

4.         The Chief Secretary, Karnataka is being directed to depute a senior officer from the State to ensure that the extant instructions regarding COVID-19 containment measures are complied with while making arrangements for conducting the election.

5.         Further, the Commission has also appointed the Chief Electoral Officer, Karnataka as Observer for this election.          



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