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Competition Name : Aravakurichi & Thanjavur Assembly General Election 2016

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Schedule for holding General Election from 134-Aravakurichi and 174-Thanjavur Assembly Constituencies in the State of Tamil Nadu —Regarding .

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The Governor of Tamil Nadu vide his notification dated 22nd April 2016 under section 15 of the Representation of the People Act. 1951 called upon all the assembly constituencies of the State to elect members.

The Election Commission vide its notification dated 22nd April, 2016 under sections 30 and 56 of the said Act appointed the dates for various stages of elections and fixed hours of poll for all the assembly constituencies of Tamil Nadu including 134-Aravakurichi and 174-Thanjavur Assembly Constituencies as under

a)The 29th April 2016 (Friday). as the last date for making nominations;
b)The 30th April 2016 (Saturday), as the date for the scrutiny of nominations:
c)The 2nd May 2016 (Monday). as the last date for the withdrawal of candidatures:
d)The 16th May 2016 (Monday)as the date on which a poll shall, if necessary taken: and
e)The 21st May 2016 (Saturday). as the date before which the election shall be completed.

Subsequently. the Commission, for reasons stated in its two orders No. 464/TNLA/2016, dated 14th May, 2016 and 15th May 2016, deferred the dates of poll in the said 134- Aravakurichi and 174-Thanjavur Assembly Constituencies that were scheduled to be taken on the 16th May 2016 (Monday), to 23rd May, 2016 (Monday). initially.

The Commission vide its subsequent order No. 4641TN-LAl2016. dated 20th May 2016 further deferred the date of poll to 13th June, 2016 (Monday) for the reasons stated therein.

Later the Commission issued proceeding No. 464/TN-LA/2016 dated 27th May,2016 holding that the election process in 134-Aravakuruchi and 174-Thanjavur Assembly Constituencies could not be allowed to proceed and ought to be rescinded so that fresh election could be conducted de-novo when the atmosphere would become conducive for holding of free and fair elections after a reasonable lapse of time.

Poll Events | Schedule :
Date of issue of Gazette Notification 26.10.2016 [WED]
Last Date of nomination 02.11.2016 [WED]
Date of Scrutiny of nominations 03.11.20L6 [THU]
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 05.11.2016 [SAT]
Date of Poll 19.11.2016 [SAT]
Date of Counting 24.11.2016 (TUE)
Date before which election shall be completed 14.11.2016 [THU]

Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) :
The Commission has decided to use EVMs in the bye-election 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 :
The Commission has decided that the voter’s identification shall be mandatory in the aforementioned bye-election 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 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-election.

Model Code of Conduct :
The Model Code of Conduct shall come into force with immediate effect in the district in which the whole or any part of the Assembly Constituency going for bye-election is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission’s instruction No. 437/INST/2012/CC&BE, dated 26th April, 2012 (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 in respect of the above district for the State.

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