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Schedule for bye-election to fill casual vacancy in the State Legislative Assemblies




Schedule for bye-election to fill casual vacancy in the State Legislative Assemblies of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Telangana, Maharashtra, Punjab and Tripura – Regarding. 
There are following cleavacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar, Telangana, Maharashtra, Punjab and Tripura:         



Vacancy in the Legislative Assemblies

Sl.
No.
No. & Name of Assembly Constituency
Name of the State
1
14-Muzaffar Nagar AC
Uttar Pradesh
2
56-Devadurga (ST) AC
Karnataka
3
35-Narayankhed AC
Telangana
4
65-Maihar AC
Madhya Pradesh
5
274-Bikapur AC
Uttar Pradesh
6
130- Palghar (ST) AC
Maharashtra
7
5-Deoband AC
Uttar Pradesh
8
24-Khadoor Sahib AC
Punjab
9
50-Bidar AC
Karnataka
10
158-Hebbal AC
Karnataka
11
31-Harlakhee AC
Bihar
12
42-Amarpur AC
Tripura


















TheCommission has decided to hold bye-election to fill thvacancy as per the following schedule:-

1
Date of Issue of Gazette Notification
20.01.2016 (Wednesday)
2
Last date of making Nominations
27.01.2016 (Wednesday)
3
Scrutiny of Nominations
28.01.2016 (Thursday)
4
Last date for withdrawal of Candidatures
30.01.2016 (Saturday)
5
Date of Poll
13.02.2016 (Saturday)
6
Counting of Votes
16.02.2016 (Tuesday)
7
Date before which election shall
be   completed
18.02.2016 (Thursday)



ELECTORAL ROLL


                        The Electoral Roll for the States of Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Punjab with reference to 01.01.2016 has been finally published in the states on 11.01.2016. The Electoral Roll for the States of Tripura with reference to 01.01.2016 has been finally published in the state on 05.01.2016. The Electoral Roll for the State of Maharashtra with reference to 01.01.2016 will be finally published in the state on 16.01.2016. The bye-election from 31-Harlakhee AC of Bihar State & 35-Narayankhed AC of Telangana State will be held with the existing electoral.
ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES (EVMs)

The Commission has decided to use EVMs in the bye-elections in all the polling stations of these  tates. Adequatenumbers of EVMs have been made available and all steps have been taken to ensure that the polls are conducted smoothly withthe help of these machines.


IDENTIFICATION OVOTERS


The Commission has decided that the voter’s identification shall be mandatory in the aforementioned bye-elections at the time of poll. Elector’s Photo Identity Card (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 in which the whole or anypart of the Assembly Constituencies going for bye-elections is included, subject to partial modification as issued videCommission’s instruction No.  437/INST/2012/CC&BE, dated 26thApril, 2012 and 21st October, 2013 (available onthe Commission’s website). The Model Code of Conduct shall be applicable to all candidates, political parties and the StateGovernments. The Model Code of Conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government in respect of the above districts of theState concerned. 

Election Commission of India
New Delhi : 12th January ,2016


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