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CEO Karnataka Legislative Council Bye Election August 31st 2017

Organisation : CEO Karnataka
Facility : Legislative Council Bye Election
Election Date : August 31st 2017
Applicable For : Electors
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Legislative Council Bye Election :

There is one casual vacancy in the State Legislative Council of Karnataka occurred due to death of following sitting member elected by the Members of Legislative Assembly.

Related : CEO Karnataka Service Voter Registration & Voting Process :

Name of Member | Date of retirement | Remarks :
Smt. Vimala Gowda 17.06.2018 Demised on 17.04.2017

The Commission has decided to hold a bye-election to the Karnataka Legislative Council by Members of Legislative Assembly to fill up the above said vacancy in accordance with the following programme
SI. NO. | Subject of Programme | Dates and Days :
1. Date of Issue of Notification 14th August, 2017 (Monday)
2 Last Date of making nominations 21st August, 2017 (Monday)
3 Date of Scrutiny Of nominations 22nd August, 2017 (Tuesday)
4. Last date for withdrawal of Candidatures 24th August, 2017 (Thursday)
5 Date of Poll 31st August, 2017 (Thursday)
6 Hours of Poll 9.00 A.M. to 400 P.M.
7 Date of Counting of Votes 31st August, 2017 (Thursday) at 5.00 P.M.
8 Date before which election shall be Completed 4th September, 2017 (Monday)

Why should you vote?
Ans. India is the largest democracy in the world. The right to vote and more importantly the exercise of franchise by the eligible citizens is at the heart of every democracy.

We, the people, through this exercise of our right to vote have the ultimate power to shape the destiny of country by electing our representatives who run the Government and take decisions for the growth, development and benefit of all the citizens.

Who can vote?
Ans. All citizens of India who are 18 years of age as on 1st January of the year for which the electoral roll is prepared are entitled to be registered as a voter in the constituency where he or she ordinarily resides.

Only persons who are of unsound mind and have been declared so by a competent court or disqualified due to ‘Corrupt Practices’ or offences relating to elections are not entitled to be registered in the electoral rolls.

To exercise your franchise, the first and foremost requirement is that your name should be in the electoral roll. Without your name registered in the relevant part for the area where you ordinarily reside in the Assembly Constituency, you will not be allowed to exercise your franchise. Therefore, it is necessary for you to find out whether your name has been registered or not.

What is an electoral roll?
Ans. An electoral roll is a list of eligible citizens who are entitled to cast their vote in an election. The electoral rolls are prepared Assembly Constituency wise. An electoral roll for any Assembly Constituency is subdivided into parts corresponding with the polling booths.

How to register in an electoral roll?
Ans. To register you should apply in Form-6 with relevant documents before the concerned Electoral Registration Officer.

Where are the copies of the electoral rolls available?
Ans. Hard copies of the draft electoral roll are available at all:
1. Ward offices,
2. Voter Facilitation centers,
3. DC/ AC/ Tahsildar/ BBMP RO offices and with
4. The BLOs
Soft copy of the roll available at CEO website :

What are the facilities available for a voter when He/She visits the CEOs website ?
Ans. At the CEO website you can do the following:
1. Search your name in the roll using your EPIC Number and by your name and relation name.
2. You can also search the status of your application on the website by giving your Acknowledgement number.
3. GIS based maps for searching your Assembly Constituency.
4. Voter facilitation centers address and contact details for your assembly constituency.
5. List of Mathadara mitra who will help you in your enrolment.

What is a Voter Facilitation Center?
Ans. In every Assembly segment, we have established a VFC to address the electoral issues of the citizens in the constituency. Voter Facilitation Centers are citizen friendly centers to facilitate citizens on electoral roll issues and EPIC cards.
1) Electoral roll issues such as additions, deletions, modifications and transpositions.
2) Eligible electors will be issued EPIC. VFCs Will function exclusively on Saturdays and Sundays during the Revision period.

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