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No. ECI/PN/90/2020
Dated: 19th November, 2020


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

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


Name of Members


Date of vacancy

Term Up to


Shri Ram Vilas Paswan




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

S. No




Issue of Notifications

  26th November, 2020 (Thursday)


Last date of making nominations

03rd December, 2020 (Thursday)


Scrutiny of nominations

04th December, 2020  (Friday)


Last date for withdrawal of candidatures

07th December, 2020  (Monday)


Date of Poll

14th December, 2020 (Monday)


Hours of Poll

09:00 am-04:00 pm


Counting of Votes

14th December, 2020  (Monday) at 05:00 pm


Date before which election shall be completed

16th December, 2020 (Wednesday)


3.         Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election process 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, Bihar 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, Bihar as Observer for this election.

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