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ECI Bye Election to the Council of States from Odisha 2022 : Election Commission of India

Organisation : Election Commission of India
Election Name : Bye Election to the Council of States from Odisha 2022
Applicable State/UT : Odisha
Election Date : 13th June, 2022 (Monday)
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ECI Odisha Bye Election

Bye Election to the Council of States from Odisha-reg. There is a casual vacancy in the Council of States from Odisha as per following details


Name of Members


Date of vacancy

Term Up to

Odisha Shri Subhash Chandra Singh




Schedule of Odisha Bye Election

The Commission has decided to hold bye-election to the Council of States from Odisha to fill up the above-mentioned vacancy in accordance with the following schedule:-

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Issue of Notifications 26th May, 2022 (Thursday)
Last date of making nominations 02nd June, 2022 (Thursday)
Scrutiny of nominations 03rd June, 2022 (Friday)
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 06th June, 2022 (Monday)
Date of Poll 13th June, 2022 (Monday)
Hours of Poll 09:00 am- 04:00 pm
Counting of Votes 13th June, 2022 (Monday) at 05:00 pm
Date before which election shall be completed 17th June, 2022 (Friday)


Electoral Rolls

The published Electoral Rolls for the aforesaid Assembly Constituencies w.r.t 01.01.2022 will be used for these elections.

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

Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC) shall be the main document of identification of a voter. However, any of the below mentioned identification documents can also be shown at the polling station:

** Aadhar Card,
** MNREGA Job Card,
** Passbooks with photograph issued by Bank/Post Office,
** Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour,
** Driving License,
** PAN Card,
** Smart Card issued by RGI under NPR,
** Indian Passport,
** Pension document with photograph,
** Service Identity Cards with photograph issued to employees by Central/State Govt./PSUs/Public Limited Companies, and
** Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs.
** Unique Disability ID (UDID) Card, M/o Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India

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 constituency going for election is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission’ s instruction No. 437/6/1NST/2016-CCS, dated 29th June, 2017 (available on the commission’s website).


i. The Commission has issued revised broad guidelines on 8th January, 2022 available on Commission’s website Also, the Commission time to time has reviewed the situation of COVID-19 with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India and State Governments and has issued directions in the matter, which is available at Commission’s website

ii. All stake holders shall abide by these instructions. State Government concerned shall take all appropriate actions/measures in compliance to these instructions as follows.

iii. All such activities will be strictly complied as per the COVID-19 guidelines issued by competent authorities. Social distancing and use of mask, sanitizers, thermal scanning, face shield, hand gloves, etc., as per COVID-19 protocol, have to be complied with. SDMA is responsible for all preventive and mitigation measures to ensure adherence to COVID protocol. Chief Secretary and DG and district level authorities will be responsible for monitoring, supervision and compliance of COVID-19 guidelines.

iv. If a candidate or political party violates any of the above guidelines, no more permission shall be given to the concerned candidate/party for rallies, meetings etc. If any star campaigner violates the COVID protocols, he shall not be allowed to campaign further in that constituency/district.

v. In the light of advisory issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India, Commission will keep a close watch on the evolving situation and may further tighten the guidelines for the upcoming elections.

All Commission’s extant instructions/guidelines relating to conduct of recently held General Elections in Five States and bye elections shall also be applicable for these bye-election also.

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