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    No. ECI/PN/83/2021 Dated:28th September, 2021 PRESS NOTE Subject: Schedule for Bye-elections in Parliamentary/ Assembly Constituencies of various States – reg. The Commission has reviewed the situations related to pandemic, flood, festivals, cold conditions in certain regions, feedback from concerned States/UT and taken into consideration all facts and circumstances and it has decided to hold bye-elections to fill vacancies in three (3) Parliamentary Constituencies of UT of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh and thirty (30) vacancies in Assembly Constituencies of various States as per details given below: Sl. No. State/UT Parliamentary Constituency No. & Name 1. UT of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu Dadra & Nagar Haveli 2. Madhya Pradesh 28-Khandwa 3. Himachal Pradesh 2-Mandi Sl. No. State Constituency No. & Name 1. Andhra Pradesh 124-Badvel (SC) 2. Assam 28-Gossaigaon 3. Assam 41-Bhabanipur 4. Assam 58-Tamulpur 5. Assam 101-Mariani 6. Assam 107-Thowra 7. Bihar 78-Kusheshwar Asthan (SC) 8. Bihar 164-Tarapur 9. Haryana 46-Ellenabad 10. Himachal Pradesh 08-Fatehpur 11. Himachal Pradesh 50-Arki 12. Himachal Pradesh 65-Jubbal- Kotkhai 13. Karnataka 33-Sindgi 14. Karnataka 82-Hangal 15. Madhya Pradesh 45-Prithvipur 16. Madhya Pradesh 62-Raigaon (SC) 17. Madhya Pradesh 192-Jobat (ST) 18. Maharashtra 90-Deglur (SC) 19. Meghalaya 13-Mawryngkneng (ST) 20. Meghalaya 24-Mawphlang (ST) 21. Meghalaya 47-Rajabala 22. Mizoram 4-Tuirial (ST) 23. Nagaland 58-Shamtorr-Chessore (ST) 24. Rajasthan 155-Vallabhnagar 25. Rajasthan 157-Dhariawad (ST) 26. Telangana 31-Huzurabad 27. West Bengal 7-Dinhata 28. West Bengal 86-Santipur 29. West Bengal 109-Khardaha 30. West Bengal 127-Gosaba(SC) The Commission has decided to hold these bye-elections to fill vacancies and has fixed the dates of poll events as per provisions under Section 30 and date of withdrawal under Section 30(c) of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. The schedule of bye election is as follows: Schedule 1: For Assembly Constituency of Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Rajasthan, Telangana and Parliamentary Constituency of UT of Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh. Poll Events Schedule 1 Date of Issue of Gazette Notification 01.10.2021 (Friday) Last Date of Nominations 08.10.2021 (Friday) Date for Scrutiny of Nominations 11.10.2021 (Monday) Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures 13.10.2021 (Wednesday) Date of Poll 30.10.2021 (Saturday) Date of Counting 02.11.2021 (Tuesday) Date before which election shall be completed 05.11.2021 (Friday) Schedule 2: For Assembly Constituency of Assam, Bihar and West Bengal Poll Events Schedule 2 Date of Issue of Gazette Notification 01.10.2021 (Friday) Last Date of Nominations 08.10.2021 (Friday) Date for Scrutiny of Nominations 11.10.2021 (Monday) Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures 16.10.2021 (Saturday) Date of Poll 30.10.2021 (Saturday) Date of Counting 02.11.2021 (Tuesday) Date before which election shall be completed 05.11.2021 (Friday) 1. ELECTORAL ROLL The published Electoral Rolls for the aforesaid Assembly Constituencies w.r.t 01.01.2021 will be used for these elections. 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 Electoral Photo Identity cards (EPIC) shall be the main document of identification of a voter. However, any of the below mentioned identification documents can also be shown at the polling station: i. Aadhar Card, ii. MNREGA Job Card, iii. Passbooks with photograph issued by Bank/Post Office, iv. Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour, v. Driving License, vi. PAN Card, vii. Smart Card issued by RGI under NPR, viii. Indian Passport, ix. Pension document with photograph, x. Service Identity Cards with photograph issued to employees by Central/State Govt./PSUs/Public Limited Companies, and xi. Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs. 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 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). 5. INFORMATION REGARDING CRIMINAL ANTECEDENTS The Commission has prescribed timeline for publicity of criminal antecedents during the period starting from the day following the last date of withdrawal and upto 48 hours before ending with the hour fixed for conclusion of poll. The consolidated instructions on this matter is available on the Commission’s website under the following hyperlink https://eci.gov.in/files/file/12265-broad-guidelines-of-election-commission-of-india-on-publicity-of-criminal-antecedents-by-political-parties-candidates/ This is in furtherance of the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India dated 13.02.2020 and 10.08.2021 in Contempt Petition (C) No. 656 of 2020 titled Brajesh Singh Vs. Sunil Arora & Ors., which has been circulated to political parties vide Commission’s letter dated 26.08.2021. In pursuance of the direction given under Para 73.v of the judgment, now, Format C-7 should be published by the political parties within 48 hours of the selection of the candidate and not prior to two weeks before the first date of filing of nominations. The Commission has also prescribed following timeline for publicity of criminal antecedents during the period starting from the day following the last date of withdrawal and upto 48 hours before ending with the hour fixed for conclusion of poll. The consolidated instructions on this matter is available on the Commission’s website under the following hyperlink https://eci.gov.in/files/file/12265-broad-guidelines-of-election-commission-of-india-on-publicity-of-criminal-antecedents-by-political-parties-candidates/ 6. BROAD GUIDELINES TO BE FOLLOWED DURING THE CONDUCT OF BYE-ELECTIONS /ADJOURNED POLL DURING the period of COVID-19 The Commission has issued broad guidelines on 21st August, 2020. Also, it has issued further guidelines on 09.10.2020, 09.04.2021,16.04.2021, 21.04.2021, 22.04.2021, 23.04.2021 and 28.04.2021 available on Commission’s website eci.gov.in or link https://eci.gov.in/candidate-political-parties/instructions-on-covid-19/. Also, vide letter No.40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 28th August, 2021, instructions for implementation of targeted and prompt actions for COVID management has been extended by MHA up to 30th September, 2021. After taking inputs from the political parties/Chief Electoral Officers and keeping the extant instructions of MHA/MoHFW in view, the Commission has further strengthened these guidelines. Further, the Commission’s all instructions relating to conduct of General Election in West Bengal during the COVID-19 period shall also be mutatis mutandis applicable for these bye-elections/adjourned poll. All stake holders shall abide by these instructions. State Government concerned shall take all appropriate actions/measures in compliance to these instructions as follows. 1 Nomination During Pre and post nomination procession, public meeting prohibited / Only three vehicles permitted within a periphery of 100 meters of RO's office. No procession for nomination shall be permitted. 2 Campaign period (a) Meeting for (i) Indoor 30% of allowed capacity or 200 persons, whichever is less. A register will be maintained to count the number of people attending the meeting. (ii) Outdoor With 50% of capacity (as per Covid-19 guidelines) or 1000 in the case of Star Campaigners and 50% of the capacity or 500 in all other cases. In either case, the allowed number is whichever is less. The entire area will be cordoned off and will be guarded by the police. The count of people entering the ground will be monitored. Expenditure for the cordoning/barricading will be borne by the candidate/party. Only those grounds which are cordoned/barricaded completely will be used for rallies. (b) Star Campaigners Number of Star Campaigners restricted to 20 for these bye-elections for National /State recognized parties and 10 for un-recognized registered parties in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. (c) Road show No Roadshow shall be allowed and No Motor/Bike/Cycle rallies to be allowed (d) Street corner meeting Maximum 50 persons shall be allowed (Subject to availability of space and compliance to COVID-19 guidelines.) (e) Door to door campaign Door to door campaign with 5 persons including candidates/their representatives. (f) Campaign through video van Not more than 50 audiences shall be allowed in one cluster point subject to availability of space and compliance to covid guidelines. (g) Use of vehicles for campaign Total vehicles allowed for a candidate/political party (excluding Star Campaigner):- 20 Maximum no. of persons allowed per vehicle 50% of the capacity. 3 Silence period The silence period is 72 hours before the end of poll. 4 Poll day activities 1. Maximum 2 vehicles with 3 persons each shall be allowed. Security as per the applicable extant guidelines. 2. Poll day activity on polling station as per ECI guidelines. 5 Counting day DEOs to take appropriate measures to prevent crowding. Social distancing and other COVID safety protocols to be strictly adhered to at all the times during counting. 7. All such activities will be strictly complied as per the Covid-19 guidelines issued by competent authorities. Social distancing and use of mask, sanitizers, thermal scanning, face shield, hand gloves, etc., as per COVID-19 protocol, have to be complied with. SDMA is responsible for all preventive and mitigation measures to ensure adherence to COVID protocol. Chief Secretary and DG and district level authorities will be responsible for monitoring, supervision and compliance of covid-19 guidelines. 8. If a candidate or political party violates any of the above guidelines, no more permission shall be given to the concerned candidate/party for rallies, meetings etc. If any star campaigner violates the COVID protocols, he shall not be allowed to campaign further in that constituency/district. 9. All polling personnel and election officials including the private persons engaged in the election duty shall be double vaccinated before taking their services. 10. Candidate/election agent/polling agent counting agent/driver etc. whoever is coming in contact with the public or election officials have to be double vaccinated. 11. One health worker to be appointed as COVID nodal officer for each Polling Station. 12. CS/DG and concerned DMs/SPs shall take enough preventive measures and make necessary arrangements to ensure that no poll related violence occurs during pre and post poll. 13. In the light of advisory issued by the Health Ministry of GoI, ECI will keep a close watch on the evolving situation and may further tighten the guidelines for the upcoming elections.
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    No. ECI/PN/ 17/2021 Dated: 26th February, 2021 PRESS NOTE Subject: Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancy in the Parliamentary Constituency of Kerala and Tamil Nadu – Regarding. The Commission has decided to hold bye-election to fill vacancies in 6-Malappuram PC of Kerala and 39-Kanniyakumari PC of Tamil Nadu. After taking into consideration various factors like local festivals, electoral rolls, weather conditions, movement of forces, pandemic etc., the Commission has decided to hold bye-elections to fill these vacancies as per the programme mentioned as under: Poll Events Date and Day Date of Issue of Gazette Notification 12.03.2021 (Friday) Last Date of Nominations 19.03.2021 (Friday) Date for Scrutiny of Nominations 20.03.2021 (Saturday) Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures 22.03.2021 (Monday) Date of Poll 06.04.2021 (Tuesday) Date of Counting 02.05.2021 (Sunday) Date before which election shall be completed 04.05.2021 (Tuesday) 1. ELECTORAL ROLL The Electoral Rolls for the aforesaid Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies w.r.t 01.01.2021 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 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 Assembly of Bihar, 2020 shall also be applicable to the aforementioned Bye-elections. 5. BROAD GUIDELINES TO BE FOLLOWED DURING THE CONDUCT OF BYE-ELECTIONS DURING COVID-19 In view of spread of COVID-19, the Commission on 21st August, 2020 has issued broad guidelines, which is to be followed strictly during the conduct of election, which is available on Commission’s website. The Commission’s all instructions relating to conduct of General Election in Kerala and Tamil Nadu during the COVID-19 period shall also be mutatis mutandis applicable for all bye-elections.
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    General election to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry, 2021 Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal: Poll Events Phase-I (30 ACs) Phase-II (30 ACs) Phase-III (31 ACs) Phase-IV (44 ACs) Phase-V (45 ACs) Phase-VI (43 ACs) Phase-VII (36 ACs) Phase-VIII (35 ACs) Date of Issue of Notification 02.03.2021 (Tuesday) 05.03.2021 (Friday) 12.03.2021 (Friday) 16.03.2021 (Tuesday) 23.03.2021 (Tuesday) 26.03.2021 (Friday) 31.03.2021 (Wednesday) 31.03.2021 (Wednesday) Last date of making nomination 09.03.2021 (Tuesday) 12.03.2021 (Friday) 19.03.2021 (Friday) 23.03.2021 (Tuesday) 30.03.2021 (Tuesday) 03.04.2021 (Saturday) 07.04.2021 (Wednesday) 07.04.2021 (Wednesday) Date of Scrutiny 10.03.2021 (Wednesday) 15.03.2021 (Monday) 20.03.2021 (Saturday) 24.03.2021 (Wednesday) 31.03.2021 (Wednesday) 05.04.2021 (Monday) 08.04.2021 (Thursday) 08.04.2021 (Thursday) Last date of withdrawal 12.03.2021 (Friday) 17.03.2021 (Wednesday) 22.03.2021 (Monday) 26.03.2021 (Friday) 03.04.2021 (Saturday) 07.04.2021 (Wednesday) 12.04.2021 (Monday) 12.04.2021 (Monday) Date of Poll 27.03.2021 (Saturday) 01.04.2021 (Thursday) 06.04.2021 (Tuesday) 10.04.2021 (Saturday) 17.04.2021 (Saturday) 22.04.2021 (Thursday) 26.04.2021 (Monday) 29.04.2021 (Thursday) Date of Counting 02.05.2021 (Sunday) 02.05.2021 (Sunday) 02.05.2021 (Sunday) 02.05.2021 (Sunday) 02.05.2021 (Sunday) 02.05.2021 (Sunday) 02.05.2021 (Sunday) 02.05.2021 (Sunday) Date of completion 04.05.2021 (Tuesday) 04.05.2021 (Tuesday) 04.05.2021 (Tuesday) 04.05.2021 (Tuesday) 04.05.2021 (Tuesday) 04.05.2021 (Tuesday) 04.05.2021 (Tuesday) 04.05.2021 (Tuesday) Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Assam: Poll Events Phase-I (47 ACs) Phase-II (39 ACs) Phase-III (40 ACs) Date of Issue of Notification 02.03.2021 (Tuesday) 05.03.2021 (Friday) 12.03.2021 (Friday) Last date of making nomination 09.03.2021 (Tuesday) 12.03.2021 (Friday) 19.03.2021 (Friday) Date of Scrutiny 10.03.2021 (Wednesday) 15.03.2021 (Monday) 20.03.2021 (Saturday) Last date of withdrawal 12.03.2021 (Friday) 17.03.2021 (Wednesday) 22.03.2021 (Monday) Date of Poll 27.03.2021 (Saturday) 01.04.2021 (Thursday) 06.04.2021 (Tuesday) Date of Counting 02.05.2021 (Sunday) 02.05.2021 (Sunday) 02.05.2021 (Sunday) Date of completion 04.05.2021 (Tuesday) 04.05.2021 (Tuesday) 04.05.2021 (Tuesday) Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Kerala: Poll Events Single Phase (All 140 ACs) Date of Issue of Notification 12.03.2021 (Friday) Last date of making nomination 19.03.2021 (Friday) Date of Scrutiny 20.03.2021 (Saturday) Last date of withdrawal 22.03.2021 (Monday) Date of Poll 06.04.2021 (Tuesday) Date of Counting 02.05.2021 (Sunday) Date of completion 04.05.2021 (Tuesday) Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Puducherry: Poll Events Single Phase (All 30 ACs) Date of Issue of Notification 12.03.2021 (Friday) Last date of making nomination 19.03.2021 (Friday) Date of Scrutiny 20.03.2021 (Saturday) Last date of withdrawal 22.03.2021 (Monday) Date of Poll 06.04.2021 (Tuesday) Date of Counting 02.05.2021 (Sunday) Date of completion 04.05.2021 (Tuesday) Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu: Poll Events Single Phase (All 234 ACs) Date of Issue of Notification 12.03.2021 (Friday) Last date of making nomination 19.03.2021 (Friday) Date of Scrutiny 20.03.2021 (Saturday) Last date of withdrawal 22.03.2021 (Monday) Date of Poll 06.04.2021 (Tuesday) Date of Counting 02.05.2021 (Sunday) Date of completion 04.05.2021 (Tuesday)
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    No. ECI/PN/ 18/2021 Dated: 27th February, 2021 PRESS NOTE Subject: General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry, 2021- Errata – reg. In continuation to Election Commission of India's Press Note No. ECI/PN/16/2021 dated 26th February, 2021, on the subject cited above, it is stated that there was a typographical error in Para 30(2) and 30(3) at page no. 36 of Press Note, which has been corrected and may be read as under 2. Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS) for Service Voter: Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS) will transmit blank Postal Ballot through Electronic means to the Service Voters. Service voter can then send his vote through speed post. 3. cVIGIL Application for filing Model Code of Conduct Violation cases by citizen: cVIGIL provides time-stamped evidentiary proof of the Model Code of Conduct/ Expenditure Violation by empowering every citizen to click a photo or video using his or her smartphone. This app prioritizes the speedy and effective actions by authorities and promised users status reports within 100 minutes. The Application is available on both the Google Play Store and App Store. URL for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.nic.eci.cvigil&hl=en_IN and IOS (App Store): https://apps.apple.com/in/app/cvigil/id1455719541
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    Schedule Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi (All 70 Assembly Constituencies) Poll Events Schedule Date of Issue of Gazette Notification 14.01.2020 (Tuesday) Last Date for making Nominations 21.01.2020 (Tuesday) Date for Scrutiny of Nominations 22.01.2020 (Wednesday) Last date for withdrawal of candidature 24.01.2020 (Friday) Date of poll 08.02.2020 (Saturday) Date of Counting 11.02.2020 (Tuesday) Date of Completion 13.02.2020 (Thursday)
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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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    Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assemblies of Haryana and Maharashtra, 2019.
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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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    Revised Schedule for bye-elections to 15 Assembly Constituencies of State of Karnataka - regarding
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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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    Schedule for bye-election to fill Casual vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of West Bengal-reg.
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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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    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 / 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/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/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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