Organisation : Election Commission of India ECI
Announcement : Lok Sabha Bye Election 2018
Applicable State : Parliamentary Constituencies of Maharashtra, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh and State Legislative Assemblies of Bihar, Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal
Election Date : 28th May, 2018
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ECI Lok Sabha Bye Election
The Commission has decided to hold bye-elections to fill casual vacancies as per the programme mentioned as under after taking into consideration various factors like local festivals, electoral rolls, weather conditions etc.
Related : ECI Biennial Election to Maharashtra & Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council on 21st May 2018 : www.electionin.in/6436.html
|Date of Issue of Gazette Notification||03.05.2018 (THU)|
|Last Date of Nominations||10.05.2018 (THU)|
|Date for Scrutiny of Nominations||11.05.2018 (FRI)|
|Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures||14.05.2018 (MON)|
|Date of Poll||28.05.2018 (MON)|
|Date of Counting||31.05.2018 (THU)|
|Date before which election shall be completed||02.06.2018 (SAT)|
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||Maharashtra||11 – Bhandara-Gondiya|
|2||Maharashtra||22 – Palghar (ST)|
|4||Uttar Pradesh||2 – Kairana|
State Legislative Assembly
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||Bihar||50 – Jokihat|
|2||Jharkhand||34 – Gomia|
|3||Jharkhand||61 – Silli|
|4||Kerala||110 – Chengannur|
|5||Maharashtra||285 – Palus Kadegaon|
|6||Meghalaya||53 – Ampati (ST)|
|7||Punjab||32 – Shahkot|
|8||Uttarakhand||05 – Tharali (SC)|
|9||Uttar Pradesh||24 – Noorpur|
|10||West Bengal||155 – Maheshtala|
The Electoral Rolls for all the aforesaid Lok Sabha and Assembly Constituencies have been finally published w.r.t 01.01.2018.
Electronic Voting Machines
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.
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- elections at the time of poll. Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) shall be the main document of identification of a voter.
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.
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.