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Organisation : Election Commission of India
Announcement : Graduates’ & Teachers’ Constituencies Legislative Councils Biennial Election 2021
State : Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Date of Poll : 14th March, 2021 (Sunday)
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Legislative Councils Biennial Election

Biennial election to the Legislative Councils of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana from Graduates’ and Teachers’ Constituencies

The term of office of 02 members of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council from Teachers’ Constituencies and 02 members of the Telangana Legislative Council from Graduates’ Constituencies is expiring on 29thMarch, 2021due to the retirement of the sitting members as detailed below: –

Andhra Pradesh 
Sl. No. Name of  Constituency Name of the Member Date of retirement
1 East-West Godavari Teachers’ Ramu Surya Rao (R.S.R. Master)


2 Krishna-Guntur Teachers’ A. S. Ramakrishna
1 Mahabubnagar-Ranga Reddy-Hyderabad Graduates’ Ramachandra Rao N


2 Warangal-Khammam-Nalgonda


Dr. Palla Rajeshwar Reddy

Election Schedule

The Commission has now decided that above mentioned biennial election to the Andhra Pradesh State Legislative Council from Teachers’ Constituencies and Telangana State Legislative Council from Graduates’ Constituencies, be held in accordance with the following programme:

Issue of Notification 16th February, 2021 (Tuesday)
Last date of making nominations 23rd February, 2021 (Tuesday)
Scrutiny of nominations 24th February, 2021 (Wednesday)
Last date for withdrawal of candidature 26th February, 2021 (Friday)
Date of Poll 14thMarch, 2021 (Sunday)
Hours of Poll 08:00 am to 04:00 pm
Counting of votes 17th March, 2021 (Wednesday)
Date before which election shall be completed 22ndMarch, 2021 (Monday)

The Model Code of Conduct concerning these elections will come into force with immediate effect in the concerned Constituencies.

Election Guidelines

Broad Guidelines to be followed during entire election processes for all persons: –

** Every person shall wear face mask during every election related activity
** At the entry of hall/ room/ premises used for election purposes:
(a) Thermal Scanning of all persons shall be carried out:
(b) Sanitizer shall be made available at all locations
** Social distancing shall be maintained as per the extant COVID-19 guidelines of the State Govt. and Ministry of Home Affairs.
** As far as practicable, large halls shall be identified and utilized to ensure social distancing norms.
** Adequate number of vehicles shall be mobilized for movement of polling personnel, security personnel to ensure compliance of COVID-19 guidelines.

For broad guidelines to be followed strictly in conduct of election during COVID-19, please refer to the guidelines available on Commission’s website.

About ECI:
The Election Commission of India is an autonomous constitutional authority responsible for administering election processes in India. The body administers elections to the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, State Legislative Assemblies in India, and the offices of the President and Vice President in the country. The Election Commission operates under the authority of Constitution per Article 324, and subsequently enacted Representation of the People Act.

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