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ECI Bihar & Uttar Pradesh Parliamentary Constituency/Legislative Assembly Bye Election On March 11th 2018

Organisation : Election Commission of India ECI
Announcement : Parliamentary Constituency/Legislative Assembly Bye Election 2018
Applicable State : Bihar & Uttar Pradesh
Election Date : March 11, 2018
ECI Press Note : https://www.electionin.in/uploads/5900-Election.pdf
Home Page : http://eci.nic.in/eci/eci.html

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ECI Bihar & UP Parliamentary Constituency Bye Election

Schedule for bye-election to fill casual vacancies in the Lok Sabha from Parliamentary Constituencies of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and in the State Legislative Assembly of Bihar – Regarding.

Related : CEO Odisha State Legislative Assembly Bye Election February 24th 2018 : www.electionin.in/5798.html

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 the Parliamentary Constituency
1 Bihar 9 – Araria
2 Uttar Pradesh 51 – Phulpur
64 – Gorakhpur

There are clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of Bihar Assembly Constituencies which need to be filled up.

Sl. No. State Number & Name of the Assembly Constituency
1 Bihar 205 – Bhabua
216 – Jehanabad

After taking into consideration various factors like local festivals, publication of 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 13.02.2018 (TUE)
Last Date of Nominations 20.02.2018 (TUE)
Date for Scrutiny of Nominations 21.02.2018 (WED)
Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures 23.02.2018 (FRI)
Date of Poll 11.03.2018 (SUN)
Date of Counting 14.03.2018 (WED)
Date before which election shall be completed 16.03.2018 (FRI)

Electoral Roll

The Electoral Rolls of Bihar has already been published with reference to 01.01.2018 and will be used for bye-election. The Electoral Roll w.r.t. 01.01.2018 of 51-Phulpur PC and 64-Gorakhpur PC of Uttar Pradesh State has been finally published on 09.02.2018.

Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) & 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.

Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System (ETPBS) for Service Voter Electronically Transmitted Postal Ballot System will be used to dispatch postal ballots to eligible service voters in the aforesaid constituencies.

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.

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(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(s) concerned.

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