Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir – Regarding.

Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir – Regarding.
There is a clear vacancy in State Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir, which needs to be filled up:

Sl. No.
Number and Name of Assembly Constituency
Jammu & Kashmir
40 - Anantnag

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

Poll Events


Issue of Notification

25.05.2016 (Wed)

Last Date of Making Nomination

01.06.2016 (Wed)

Date for Scrutiny of Nomination

02.06.2016 (Thur)

Last Date of Withdrawal of candidatures

04.06.2016 (Sat)

Date of Poll

19.06.2016 (Sun)

Date of Counting of Votes

22.06.2016 (Wed)

Date before which election shall be completed

24.06.2016 (Fri)

            The Electoral Roll of 40-Anantnag Assembly Constituency of Jammu and Kashmir where bye-election is being held has been revised with reference to 01.01.2016 as the qualifying date and finally published on 11.01.2016.
                        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.
                        In consonance with the past practice, the Commission has decided that the voter’s identification shall be mandatory in the aforementioned bye- elections at the time of poll. Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) shall be the maindocument of identification of a voter. However, in order to ensure that no voter is deprived of his/her franchise, if his/her namefigures 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.
                        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 Constituencies going for bye-election is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission’s instruction No. 437/INST/2012/CC&BE, dated 26th April, 2012 (available on the Commission’s website). TheModel 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 State concerned.

Election Commission of India
New Delhi 21st May 2016

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