12 Jun 2012

Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancy in Assembly Constituency in the State of Uttarakhand – regarding


A vacancy has occurred from 68 – Sitarganj Assembly Constituency in the State of Uttarakhand, which needs to be filled up. After taking into consideration various factors like, festivals, electoral rolls etc., the Commission has decided to hold bye-election to fill this vacancy as per the programme mentioned as under: -

Event
Date
1.  Issue of Notification
 13.06.2012 (Wednesday)
2.   Last date of making Nominations
   20.06.2012 (Wednesday)
3.  Scrutiny of Nominations
   21.06.2012 (Thursday)
4. Last date for withdrawal of Candidatures

   23.06.2012 (Saturday)
5.  Date of Poll
  08.07.2012 (Sunday)
6.  Counting of Votes
  11.07.2012 (Wednesday)
    8.00 AM onwards.
7. Date before which election shall be   completed
  13.07.2012 (Friday)
8.    Hours of Poll
 08.00 AM to 5.00 PM

ELECTORAL ROLL
                        The electoral rolls comprised in 68 – Sitarganj Assembly Constituency have been revised with reference to 01.01.2012 asthe qualifying date and have been published.

ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES (EVMs)
                        The Commission has decided to use EVMs 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 theaforementioned bye- elections at the time of poll. Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) shall be the main document of identity of a voter.However, in order to ensure that no voter is deprived of his/her franchise, if his/her name figures in the Electoral Rolls, separateinstructions will be issued to allow additional documents for identification of voters at the time of poll in the said bye-elections.

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 bye-election is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide the Commission’s instruction No. 437/6/INST/2012/CC&BE, dated 26th April, 2012 (available on the Commission’s website).  The Model Code of Conduct shall be applicable to all candidates, political parties and the State Governments concerned. The Model Code of Conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government for the State concerned.

Election Commission of India
New Delhi, 08 June, 2012

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