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Government of India
15-March-2019 10:51 IST
Schedule for bye-election to fill casual vacancy in the State Legislative Assembly of Gujarat
The Election Commission of India has decided to hold bye-election to fill one casual vacancy in the State Legislative Assembly of Gujarat.
Number & Name of Assembly Constituency
|1||Gujarat||77 - Jamnagar Rural Assembly Constituency|
After taking into consideration various factors like local festivals, electoral rolls, weather conditions etc., the Commission has decided to hold bye-election to fill this vacancy as per the programme mentioned as under: -
|Date of Issue of Gazette Notification||28.03.2019 (THU)|
|Last Date of Nominations||04.04.2019 (THU)|
|Date for Scrutiny of Nominations||05.04.2019 (FRI)|
|Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures||08.04.2019 (MON)|
|Date of Poll||23.04.2019 (TUE)|
|Date of Counting||23.05.2019 (THU)|
|Date before which election shall be completed||27.05.2019 (MON)|
The Electoral Rolls for the aforesaid Assembly Constituencies 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. However, in order to ensure that no voter is deprived of his/her franchise, if his/her name figures in the Electoral Rolls, separate instructions 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 Commission’s instruction No. 437/6/INST2016-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 district of the State concerned.