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Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh

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There are clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh from 27-Kolaras and 34-Mungaoli Assembly Constituencies which need to be filled up.

After taking into consideration various factors like local festivals, electoral rolls, weather conditions etc., the Commission has decided to hold bye-elections to fill these vacancies  as per the programme mentioned as under: –

Poll Events Schedule
Date of Issue of Gazette Notification 30/01/2018 (Tuesday)
Last Date of Nominations 06/02/2018 (Tuesday)
Date for Scrutiny of Nominations 07/02/2018 (Wednesday)
Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures 09/02/2018 (Friday)
Date of Poll 24/02/2018 (Saturday)
Date of Counting 28/02/2018 (Tuesday)
Date before which election shall be completed 03/03/2018 (Saturday)

 

ELECTORAL ROLL

The Electoral Rolls of 27-Kolaras and 34-Mungaoli Assembly Constituencies of Madhya Pradesh with reference to 01.01.2018 will be used for bye-election. The Electoral Roll of Madhya Pradesh will be finally published on 19.01.2018.

ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES (EVMs) and VVPATs

The Commission has decided to use EVMs and VVPATs in the bye-elections 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- elections 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 State concerned.