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Background material related to Election to the office of President of India 2017

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The term of office of the present President of India is upto 24th July, 2017. Thus an election is due to be held for electing a new President before the 24th July, 2017. Under the provisions of sub-section (3) of section 4 of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952, the notification under sub-section (1) of section 4 of the said Act calling the election can be issued by the Election Commission on or after the sixtieth day before the expiry of the term of office of outgoing President. That is, the notification containing the programme of election to the office of the President can be issued by the Election Commission on any day after 25th May, 2017.....................

About ECI

eci-logo.png.2e8f591ce7b8147f8f3148bcd50The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country. The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution per Article 324, and subsequently enacted Representation of the People Act. 

What's New in this website


The Election Commission of India announced the launch of its newly designed website. The completely revamped website features a streamlined and simplified design, improved functionality, and enriched content areas which will help all visitors to make well-informed decisions about their election-related needs and goals. ECI has launched the preview of the new site, and on final migration, Hindi version will be made live. View Rajbhasha Page.