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Organisation : Election Commission of India ECI
Announcement : Gujarat State Legislative Assembly Election 2019
Applicable State : Gujarat
Election Date : 23.04.2019
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ECI Gujarat State Legislative Assembly Election

Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancies from 64 – Dhrangadhra AC and 85 – Manavadar AC in the State Legislative Assembly of Gujarat

Related : ECI Lok Sabha & State Legislative Assemblies General Election 2019 :

Vacancies List

There are two clear vacancies in State Legislative Assembly of Gujarat, which need to be filled up

Sl. No.  Number & Name of Assembly Constituency  
1. 64 – Dhrangadhra
2. 85 – Manavadar

Election Schedule

After taking into consideration various factors like, festivals, electoral rolls, etc., the Commission has decided to hold the bye-elections to these 2 Assembly Constituencies following the same schedule as for the relevant Parliamentary Constituency as per the programme mentioned as under

Sl No. Event Date
1 Issue of Notification 28.03.2019
2 Last date of making Nominations 04.04.2019
3 Scrutiny of Nominations 05.04.2019
4 Last date for withdrawal of Candidatures 08.04.2019
5 Date of Poll 23.04.2019
6 Counting of Votes 23.05.2019
7 Date before which election shall  be completed 27.05.2019

Electoral Roll

The electoral rolls of the Assembly Constituencies where bye-elections are being held have been revised with reference to 01.01.2019 as the qualifying date.

Electronic Voting Machines

The Commission has decided to use EVMs & VVPATs in the bye-elections 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

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 Assembly Constituencies going for bye-elections is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission’s instruction No. 437/6/INST/2016/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 concerned.


1. What is an Electronic Voting machine? In what way its functioning is different from the conventional system of voting?
Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) is an electronic device for recording votes. An Electronic Voting Machine consists of two Units – a Control Unit and a Balloting Unit – joined by a five-meter cable.

This will enable the voter to cast his vote by pressing the blue button on the Balloting Unit against the candidate and symbol of his choice.

2. How can EVMs be used in areas where there is no electricity?
EVMs do not require electricity. EVMs run on an ordinary battery assembled by Bharat Electronics Limited/Electronics Corporation of India Limited.

3. What is the maximum number of votes which can be cast in EVMs?
An EVM being used by ECI can record a maximum of 2,000 votes.

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