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    Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand, 2019.
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    No. ECI/PN/100/2019 Dated: 25th October, 2019 PRESS NOTE Subject: Schedule for bye-elections to fill four casual vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Uttarakhand and West Bengal – Regarding. There are four vacancies in State of Uttarakhand and West Bengal Legislative Assemblies which need to be filled up are as follows: Sl.No. Name of State Number and Name of Assembly Constituency 1. Uttarakhand 44 – Pithoragarh 2. West Bengal 34 – Kaliaganj (SC) 3. West Bengal 77 - Karimpur 4. West Bengal 224 - Kharagpur Sadar After taking into consideration inputs from the Chief Electoral Officers of Uttarakhand and West Bengal and various factors like local festivals, electoral rolls, weather conditions etc., the Commission has decided to hold bye-elections to fill these vacancies as per the programme mentioned as under: - Poll Events Schedule Date of Issue of Gazette Notification 30.10.2019 (Wednesday) Last Date of Nominations 06.11.2019 (Wednesday) Date for Scrutiny of Nominations 07.11.2019 (Thursday) Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures 11.11.2019 (Monday) Date of Poll 25.11.2019 (Monday) Date of Counting 28.11.2019 (Thursday) Date before which election shall be completed 30.11.2019 (Saturday) 1. ELECTORAL ROLL The Electoral Rolls for the aforesaid Assembly Constituencies w.r.t 01.01.2019 as the qualifying date has been finally published. 2. ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES (EVMs) and VVPATs The Commission has decided to use EVMs and VVPATs in the bye-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. 3. 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 elections. 4. 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 the Parliamentary & Assembly constituency going for election is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission’s instruction No. 437/6/1NST/2016-CCS, dated 29th June, 2017 (available on the Commission's website eci.gov.in). The Model Code of Conduct shall be applicable to all candidates, political parties and the 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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    LOK SABHA ELECTION,2019
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    Revised Schedule for bye-elections to 15 Assembly Constituencies of State of Karnataka - regarding
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    No. ECI/PN/87/2019 Dated: 24th September 2019 PRESS NOTE Subject: Schedule for bye-election to fill one casual vacancy in the 45-Satara Parliamentary Constituency of Maharashtra– Regarding. There is one vacancy in the 45-Satara Parliamentary Constituency of Maharashtra which needs to be filled up: Sl.No. Name of State Number and Name of Parlimentary Constituency 1. Maharashtra 45 - Satara After taking into consideration various factors like local festivals, electoral rolls, weather conditions etc., the Commission has decided to hold bye-elections to fill this vacancy as per the programme mentioned as under: - Poll Events Schedule Date of Issue of Gazette Notification 27.09.2019 (FRIDAY) Last Date of Nominations 04.10.2019 (FRIDAY) Date for Scrutiny of Nominations 05.10.2019 (SATURDAY) Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures 07.10.2019 (MONDAY) Date of Poll 21.10.2019 (MONDAY) Date of Counting 24.10.2019 (THURSDAY) Date before which election shall be completed 27.10.2019 (SUNDAY) 1. ELECTORAL ROLL The Electoral Rolls for the aforesaid Constituency w.r.t 01.01.2019 as the qualifying date has been finally published. 2. ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES (EVMs) and VVPATs The Commission has decided to use EVMs and VVPATs in the bye-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. 3. 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. 4. 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 the Parliamentary & Assembly constituency going for election is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission’ s instruction No. 437/6/1NST/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 the state Government concerned. The Model code of conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government for the district of the State concerned. All the instructions issued for General Elections to Legislative Assemblies of Haryana & Maharashtra shall also be applicable to the aforementioned Bye-election.
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    Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Haryana and Maharashtra, 2019.
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    Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancy in the Parliamentary Constituency & State Legislative Assemblies of various States/UTs
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    No. ECI/PN/77/2019 Dated: 25th August, 2019 PRESS NOTE Subject : Schedule for bye-election to fill casual vacancy in the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh– Regarding. There are four clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh which needs to be filled up: Sl. No. State Number & Name of Assembly Constituency 1. Chhattisgarh 88 - Dantewada (ST) 2. Kerala 93 – Pala 3. Tripura 14 – Badharghat (SC) 4. Uttar Pradesh 228-Hamirpur After taking into consideration various factors like local festivals, electoral rolls, weather conditions etc., the Commission has decided to hold bye-elections to fill these vacancies as per the programme mentioned as under: - Poll Events Schedule Date of Issue of Gazette Notification 28.08.2019 (WEDNESDAY) Last Date of Nominations 04.09.2019 (WEDNESDAY) Date for Scrutiny of Nominations 05.09.2019 (THURSDAY) Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures 07.09.2019 (SATURDAY) Date of Poll 23.09.2019 (MONDAY) Date of Counting 27.09.2019 (FRIDAY) Date before which election shall be completed 29.09.2019 (SUNDAY) ELECTORAL ROLL The Electoral Rolls for the aforesaid Assembly Constituencies 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 bye-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 the Assembly constituency going for election is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission’ s instruction No. 437 /6/1NST2016-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 the 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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    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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    No. ECI/PN/69/2019 Dated: 04th July, 2019 PRESS NOTE Subject: Schedule for General-elections to fill vacancy from 96 – Patkura Assembly Constituency in the State Legislative Assembly of Odisha where poll was adjourned – Regarding. The General Election to Legislative Assembly of Odisha was scheduled in four phases. 96-Patkura AC from Odisha was scheduled for poll on 29.04.2019 in th 4th Phase. Sh. Bed Prakash Agarwalla, contesting candidate of BJD (Biju Janata Dal) from 96-Patkura AC died on 20.04.2019, the detailed schedule of the poll was as follows: Issue of Notification 02-04-2019 Last Date for filing Nominations 09-04-2019 Scrutiny of Nominations 10-04-2019 Last date for withdrawal of Candidature 12-04-2019 Date of Poll 29-04-2019 Counting of Votes 23-05-2019 Date before which the election shall be completed 27-05-2019 In this connection, the poll under section 52(1)(c) of the Representation of People Act, 1951 on account of death of contesting candidate was adjourned by Returning Officer. Further, the Commission vide its notice dated 24.04.2019 to the concerned recognized state party (BJD) called upon to nominate another candidate for the said election within 7 days of the issue of the such notice under the provisions of section 52(2) of R.P. Act, 1951. Consequently, the Commission vide its notification No. 492/ECI/NOT/TERR/ES-II/OR-LA/2019 dated 24.04.2019 notified the schedule of adjourned poll, which was as follows: Last Date for making Nominations 01-05-2019 Scrutiny of Nominations 02-05-2019 Last date for withdrawal of Candidature 04-05-2019 Date of Poll 19-05-2019 Counting of Votes 23-05-2019 Date before which the election shall be completed 27-05-2019 In view of “FANI” cyclone, the CEO Odisha proposed to postpone the schedule of elections mentioned above with date of poll on 19.05.2019. Accordingly, the Commission decided to extend the completion of the election from 96-Patkura AC for 60 days. Now, the Commission after taking into consideration various factors like, festivals, electoral rolls, etc., the Commission has decided to hold the adjourned poll to fill this vacancy as per the programme mentioned as under: - Date of Poll 20-07-2019 (Saturday) Counting of Votes 24-07-2019 (Wednesday) Date before which the election shall be completed 26-07-2019 (Friday) ELECTORAL ROLL The Electoral Rolls for the aforesaid Assembly 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 the Assembly Constituency going for election is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission's instruction No. 437 /6/1NST2016-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 the 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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    Alternate link to download the press note: Announcement of Schedule for General Elections to Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha & Sikkim, 2019
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    Schedule for bye-election to fill Casual vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of West Bengal-reg.
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    ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110001 No. ECI/PN /50/2019 Dated: 19th April, 2019 PRESS NOTE Subject : Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancies from 89 - Agra and 23-Darjeeling Assembly Constituencies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal respectively – Regarding. There are two clear vacancies from 89–Agra and 23–Darjeeling Assembly Constituencies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, respectively, which needs to be filled up. After taking into consideration various factors like, festivals, electoral rolls, etc., the Commission has decided to hold the bye-election to fill this vacancy as per the programme mentioned as under: - Sl No. Poll Events Schedule 1 Date of Issue of Gazette Notification 22.04.2019 (Monday) 2 Last date of making Nominations 29.04.2019 (Monday) 3 Date of Scrutiny of Nominations 30.04.2019 (Tuesday) 4 Last date for withdrawal of Candidatures 02.05.2019 (Thursday) 5 Date of Poll 19.05.2019 (Sunday) 6 Counting of Votes 23.05.2019 (Thursday) 7 Date before which election shall be completed 27.05.2019 (Monday) ELECTORAL ROLL The Electoral Rolls for the aforesaid Assembly 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 bye-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 bye- election at the time of poll. Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) shall be the main document of identification of a voter. The order issued by the Commission in this regard for the General Election to the House of People and State Legislative Assembly, 2019 shall apply for identification of voters at the time of poll in the said bye-election. MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT The Model Code of Conduct has already come into force with announcement of General Election to Lok Sabha, 2019 on 10th March, 2019 in all States/UTs. The Model Code of Conduct shall be applicable to all candidates, political parties and the 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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    Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancy from 42 – Chincholi (SC) Assembly Constituency in the State Legislative Assembly of Karnataka – Regarding.
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    No. ECI/PN/46/2019 Dated: 09th April, 2019 Press Note Schedule for bye-election to fill casual vacancy in the State Legislative Assemblies of Tamil Nadu, Goa and Karnataka– Regarding.
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    No. ECI/PN/24/2019 Dated:10th March, 2019 PRESS NOTE SUBJECT: ANNOUNCEMENT OF SCHEDULE FOR GENERAL ELECTIONS TO LOK SABHA AND LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLIES IN ANDHRA PRADESH, ARUNACHAL PRADESH, ODISHA & SIKKIM, 2019. In continuation of the Commission’s Press Note No. ECI/PN/23/2019, dated 10th March, 2019, the following may be read as: 2. The date of poll in respect of Bye Elections for 18 ACs of Tamil Nadu, as mentioned at Sl.No. 14 to Sl. No. 31, as already scheduled for Phase 2(Two) of Election, shall be read as 18th April, 2019 instead of 23rd April, 2019. 3. In the details of Schedule No. 3, 4 & 5 in respect of PC (3-Anantnag) in Jammu & Kashmir, the Date of Issue of Notification, Last Date of Filing Nominations, Scrutiny of Nominations & Last Date for Withdrawal of Candidature, shall be read as 28th March, 2019, 04th April, 2019, 05th April, 2019 & 08th April, 2019, respectively only with Dates of Poll as 23rd April, 2019, 29th April, 2019 & 06th May, 2019, respectively. 4. Accordingly, the election schedule for Anantnag PC of Jammu & Kashmir will be held as per schedule: 1 Issue of Notification­ 28.03.2019 2 Last Date of filing Nominations 04.04.2019 3 Scrutiny of Nominations 05.04.2019 4 Last date for withdrawal of Candidature 08.04.2019 5 (a) Date of poll (in Anantnag District) 23.04.2019 5 (b) Date of poll (in Kulgam District) 29.04.2019 5 (c) Date of poll (Shopian & Pulwama Districts) 06.05.2019 6 Counting of Votes 23.05.2019
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    No. ECI/PN / 26 /2019 Dated: 13th March, 2019 PRESS NOTE Subject : Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancies from 64 – Dhrangadhra AC and 85 – Manavadar AC in the State Legislative Assembly of Gujarat – Regarding. There are two clear vacancies in State Legislative Assembly of Gujarat, which need to be filled up: Sl. No. Number and Name of Assembly Constituency 1. 64 – Dhrangadhra 2. 85 – Manavadar After taking into consideration various factors like, festivals, electoral rolls, etc., the Commission has decided to hold the bye-elections to these 2 Assembly Constituencies following the same schedule as for the relevant Parliamentary Constituency as per the programme mentioned as under: - Sl No. Event Date 1 Issue of Notification 28.03.2019 2 Last date of making Nominations 04.04.2019 3 Scrutiny of Nominations 05.04.2019 4 Last date for withdrawal of Candidatures 08.04.2019 5 Date of Poll 23.04.2019 6 Counting of Votes 23.05.2019 7 Date before which election shall be completed 27.05.2019 ELECTORAL ROLL The electoral rolls of the Assembly Constituencies where bye-elections are being held have been revised with reference to 01.01.2019 as the qualifying date. ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES (EVMs) & VVPATs The Commission has decided to use EVMs & VVPATs in the bye-elections in all the polling stations. Adequate numbers of EVMs 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 bye- elections 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 bye-elections. 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 the Assembly Constituencies going for bye-elections 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 the State Government concerned. The Model Code of Conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government for the State concerned.
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    No. ECI/PN/66/2018 Dated: 6th October, 2018 PRESS NOTE Subject: Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Mizoram & Telangana, 2018. The terms of the Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan & Mizoram are normally due to expire as follows: State From To Assembly Seat Chhattisgarh 06.01.2014 05.01.2019 90 Madhya Pradesh 08.01.2014 07.01.2019 230 Rajasthan 21.01.2014 20.01.2019 200 Mizoram 16.12.2013 15.12.2018 40 The Governor of Telangana vide his order dated 06.09.2018 has dissolved the Telangana Legislative Assembly with immediate effect. By virtue of its powers, duties and functions under Article 324 read with Article 172(1) of the Constitution of India and Section 15 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, and the Judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Special Reference No. 1 of 2002, the Commission is required to hold general elections to constitute the new Legislative Assemblies in the States of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan & Mizoram before expiry of their present terms and in the State of Telangana, where the State Legislative Assembly has been prematurely dissolved, within a period of six months from the date of premature dissolution of the Assembly i.e. by 05.03.2019.
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    No. ECI/PN/67/2018 Dated: 6th October, 2018 PRESS NOTE Subject : Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancy in the Lok Sabha from Parliamentary Constituencies of Karnataka and State Legislative Assemblies of Karnataka – Regarding. There are three clear vacancies in the Lok Sabha from Parliamentary Constituencies of Karnataka, which need to be filled up: Sl. No. State Number & Name of Parliamentary Constituency 1 Karnataka 14 – Shimoga PC 2 Karnataka 9 – Bellary (ST) PC 3 Karnataka 20 – Mandya PC There are two clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, which need to be filled up: Sl. No. State Number & Name of Assembly Constituency 1 Karnataka 183–Ramanagaram AC 2 Karnataka 21– Jamkhandi AC After taking into consideration various factors like local festivals, electoral rolls, weather conditions etc., the Commission has decided to hold bye-elections to fill these vacancies as per the programme mentioned as under: - Poll Events Schedule Date of Issue of Gazette Notification 9.10.2018 (TUE) Last Date of Nominations 16.10.2018 (TUE) Date for Scrutiny of Nominations 17.10.2018 (WED) Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures 20.10.2018 (SAT) Date of Poll 03.11.2018 (SAT) Date of Counting 06.11.2018 (TUE) Date before which election shall be completed 08.11.2018 (THU) ELECTORAL ROLL The Electoral Rolls for all the aforesaid Lok Sabha and Assembly Constituencies have been finally published w.r.t 01.01.2018. ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES (EVMs) and VVPATs The Commission has decided to use EVMs and VVPATs in the bye-elections 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 bye- elections 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 bye-elections. 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 the Parliamentary/Assembly Constituency going for bye-election is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission’s instruction No. 437/6/INST2016-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 the State Government concerned. The Model Code of Conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government for the State concerned. (SUMIT MUKHERJEE) PRINCIPAL SECRETARY
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    Election Schedule - West Bengal
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    Election Schedule - Tamil Nadu
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    Election Schedule - Puducherry
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    Election Schedule-Kerala
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    Election Schedule-Assam

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Voter Helpline App

Voter HelplineDownload our NEW Mobile App 'Voter Helpline' from Play Store. The Android App 'Voter Helpline' provides you easy searching of your name in Electoral Roll, filling up online forms, knowing about Elections, and most importantly, lodging grievance. You will have access to everything about Election Commission of India. You can view the latest Press release, Current News, Events, Gallery and much more. You can also track your form application and status of your grievance. Click here to download. Don't forget to give your feedback from the link provided within the Application.

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