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Government of India
Election Commission
16 APR 2019 6:55PM by PIB Delhi
Bye-election to be held on 19th May 2019 to fill casual vacancy from 42 – Chincholi (SC) Assembly Constituency in the State Legislative Assembly of Karnataka

            The Election Commission of India has decided to hold bye-election to fill one clear vacancy from 42 – Chincholi (SC) Assembly Constituency in State Legislative Assembly of Karnataka.   

            After taking into consideration various factors like, festivals, electoral rolls, etc., the Commission has decided to hold the bye-election to fill this vacancy as per the programme mentioned as under: -

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Poll Events

Schedule

1

Date of Issue of Gazette Notification

22.04.2019 (Monday)

2

Last date of making Nominations

29.04.2019 (Monday)

3

Date of Scrutiny of Nominations

30.04.2019 (Tuesday)

4

Last date for withdrawal of Candidatures

02.05.2019 (Thursday)

5

Date of Poll

19.05.2019 (Sunday)

6

Counting of Votes

23.05.2019 (Thursday)

7

Date before which election shall  be completed

27.05.2019 (Monday)

 

ELECTORAL ROLL

            The Electoral Rolls for the aforesaid Assembly Constituency w.r.t. 01.01.2019 as the qualifying date has been finally published.

ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES (EVMs) and VVPATs

                        The Commission has decided to use EVMs and VVPATs in the bye-election 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- election at the time of poll. Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) shall be the main document of identification of a voter. The order issued by the Commission in this regard for the General Election to the House of People and State Legislative Assembly, 2019 shall apply for identification of voters at the time of poll in the said bye-election.

MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT

                        The Model Code of Conduct has already come into force with announcement of General Election to Lok Sabha, 2019 on 10th March, 2019 in all States/UTs. 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 district of the State concerned.

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