Schedule for bye election to fill casual vacancy in the State Legislative Assemblies of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Telangana, Maharashtra, Punjab and Tripura – Regarding.
There are following clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Telangana, Maharashtra, Punjab and Tripura:
Vacancy in the Legislative Assemblies
|Sl. No.||No. & Name of Assembly Constituency||Name of the State|
|1||14-Muzaffar Nagar AC||Uttar Pradesh|
|2||56-Devadurga (ST) AC||Karnataka|
|4||65-Maihar AC||Madhya Pradesh|
|5||274-Bikapur AC||Uttar Pradesh|
|6||130- Palghar (ST) AC||Maharashtra|
|7||5-Deoband AC||Uttar Pradesh|
|8||24-Khadoor Sahib AC||Punjab|
The Commission has decided to hold bye-election to fill the vacancy as per the following schedule:-
|1||Date of Issue of Gazette Notification||20.01.2016 (Wednesday)|
|2||Last date of making Nominations||27.01.2016 (Wednesday)|
|3||Scrutiny of Nominations||28.01.2016 (Thursday)|
|4||Last date for withdrawal of Candidatures||30.01.2016 (Saturday)|
|5||Date of Poll||13.02.2016 (Saturday)|
|6||Counting of Votes||16.02.2016 (Tuesday)|
|7||Date before which election shall|
The Electoral Roll for the States of Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab with reference to 01.01.2016 has been finally published in the states on 11.01.2016. The Electoral Roll for the States of Tripura with reference to 01.01.2016 has been finally published in the state on 05.01.2016. The Electoral Roll for the State of Maharashtra with reference to 01.01.2016 will be finally published in the state on 16.01.2016. The bye-election from 31-Harlakhee AC of Bihar State & 35-Narayankhed AC of Telangana State will be held with the existing electoral.
ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES (EVMs)
The Commission has decided to use EVMs in the bye-elections in all the pollingstations of these States. Adequate numbers of EVMs have been made available and all steps havebeen taken to ensure that the polls are conducted smoothly with the help of these machines.
IDENTIFICATION OF VOTERS
The Commission has decided that the voter’s identification shall be mandatoryin the aforementioned bye- elections at the time of poll. Elector’s Photo Identity Card (EPIC)shall be the main document of identification of a voter. However, in order to ensure that novoter is deprived of his/her franchise, if his/her name figures in the Electoral Rolls, separateinstructions will be issued to allow additional documents for identification of voters at the time ofpoll in the said bye-elections.
MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT
The Model Code of Conduct shall come into force with immediate effect in the districtin which the whole or any part of the Assembly Constituencies going for bye-elections isincluded, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission’s instruction No. 437/INST/2012/CC&BE, dated 26thApril, 2012 and 21st October, 2013 (available onthe Commission’s website). The Model Code of Conduct shall be applicable to allcandidates, political parties and the State Governments. The Model Code of Conduct shall also beapplicable to the Union Government in respect of the above districts of the State concerned.
Election Commission of India
New Delhi : 12th January ,2016