Schedule for bye-elections for Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies of Rajasthan and West Bengal

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Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancy in the Lok Sabha from Parliamentary Constituency of Rajasthan and West Bengal and State Legislative Assemblies of Rajasthan and West Bengal – Regarding.

There are clear vacancies in the Lok Sabha from Parliamentary Constituencies of various States, which need to be filled up:

Sl. No. State Number & Name of Parliamentary Constituency
1 Rajasthan 8-Alwar
13-Ajmer
2 West Bengal 26-Uluberia

 

There are clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of various States, which need to be filled up:

Sl. No. State Number & Name of Assembly Constituency
1 Rajasthan 183-Mandalgarh
2 West Bengal 107-Noapara

 

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 03.01.2018 (WED)
Last Date of Nominations 10.01.2018 (WED)
Date for Scrutiny of Nominations 11.01.2018 (THU)
Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures 15.01.2018 (MON)
Date of Poll 29.01.2018 (MON)
Date of Counting 01.02.2018 (THU)
Date before which election shall be completed 03.02.2018 (SAT)

 

ELECTORAL ROLL

The Electoral Rolls of the of 8-Alwar PC, 13-Ajmer PC of Rajasthan, 26-Uluberia PC of West Bengal and 183-Mandhalgarh AC of Rajasthan and 107-Noapara AC of West Bengal with reference to 01.01.2018 will be used for bye-election. The Electoral Roll of these Constituencies will be finally published on 02.01.2018.        

ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES (EVMs) and VVPATs

The Commission has decided to use EVMs and VVPATs in the bye-elections in all the pollingstations. Adequate numbers of EVMs and VVPATs have been made available and all steps have been taken toensure 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 identificationshall 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 isdeprived 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 immediateeffect in the district(s) inwhich 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 29thJune, 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.

Election Commission of India

New Delhi 28th December ,2017

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Suman Munshi

Founder Editor of IBG NEWS (15/Mar/2012- 09/Aug/2018). Recipient of Udar Akash Rokeya Shakhawat Hossain Award 2018. National Geographic & Canon Wild Clicks 2011 jury and public poll winner. Studied Post Graduate Advance Dip in Computer Sc., MBA IT,LIMS (USA & Australia), GxP(USA & UK),BA (Sociology) Dip in Journalism (Ireland), Diploma in Vedic Astrology, Numerology, Palmistry, Vastu Shastra & Feng Sui 25 years in the digital & IT industry with Global MNCs' worked & traveled in USA, UK, Europe, Singapore, Australia, Bangladesh & many other countries. Education and Training advance management and R&D Technology from India, USA, UK, Australia. Over 30 Certification from Global leaders in R&D and Education. Computer Science Teacher, IT & LIMS expert with a wide fan following in his community. General Secretary West Bengal State Committee of All Indian Reporter’s Association
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