The electoral commission announced on Saturday that by-elections in the states of West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Maharashtra will be held on April 12.
“The Commission has decided to hold the by-election to fill the vacancies in the states of West Bengal – Asansol (parliamentary constituency) and Ballygunge, Chhattisgarh – Khairagarh, Bihar – Bochahan (SC) and Maharashtra – Kolhapur North,” said the Electoral Commission. .
According to the EC, the date of publication of the notification in the official gazette is March 17 and the last date of appointment is March 24. The last date for consideration of applications is March 25 and the application can be withdrawn until March 28.
The date of the ballot will be April 12 and the votes will be counted on April 16, Saturday.
“The Model Code of Conduct will come into force with immediate effect in the constituency or constituencies in which all or part of the Assembly constituency is included,” the EC said.
The Commission said it had decided to use EVMs and VVPATs in by-elections in all polling stations. A sufficient number of EVMs and VVPATs were made available and all measures were taken to ensure the smooth running of the polls using these machines.
The Electoral Photo ID Card (EPIC) is a voter’s main identification document. However, Aadhaar card, MNREGA labor card, photo booklets issued by bank/post office, health insurance smart card issued under Ministry of Labor scheme, driver’s license, PAN, smart card issued by RGI under NPR, Indian passport, pension document with photograph, service ID cards with photograph issued to employees by Central/State Government/PSU/Public Limited Companies, official ID cards issued to MPs/MPs/MLCs and Single Identity Card for Persons with Disabilities (UDID), may also be presented at the station ballot.
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