Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancy in the Lok Sabha from Parliamentary Constituencies of Karnataka and State Legislative Assemblies of Karnataka

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  • October 6, 2018
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There are threeclear vacancies in the LokSabha from Parliamentary Constituencies of Karnataka, which need to be filled up:

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State

Number & Name of Parliamentary Constituency

1

Karnataka

14 – Shimoga PC

2

Karnataka

9 – Bellary (ST) PC

3

Karnataka

20 – Mandya PC

There are twoclear vacancies in the State Legislative Assembly of Karnataka, which need to be filled up:

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State

Number & Name of Assembly Constituency

1

Karnataka

183–Ramanagaram AC

2

Karnataka

21– Jamkhandi  AC

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: –

9.10.2018 (TUE)

16.10.2018 (TUE)

17.10.2018 (WED)

20.10.2018 (SAT)

03.11.2018 (SAT)

06.11.2018 (TUE)

08.11.2018 (THU)

ELECTORALROLL

The Electoral Rolls for all the aforesaid LokSabha and Assembly Constituencies have been finally published w.r.t 01.01.2018.        

ELECTRONICVOTINGMACHINES(EVMs) and VVPATs

The Commission has decided to use EVMs and VVPATs in the bye-elections in allthepollingstations.Adequate numbers of EVMs and VVPATs have been made available and all steps have been taken toensure that the polls are conducted smoothly with the help of these machines.

IDENTIFICATIONOFVOTERS

In consonance with the past practice, the Commission has decided thatthevoter’sidentificationshallbe mandatory in theaforementioned bye- elections at the time of poll. Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) shall be themaindocumentofidentificationofavoter.However,inorderto ensure that no voterisdeprivedofhis/herfranchise,ifhis/hernamefiguresin the Electoral Rolls,separateinstructionswillbeissued to allow additional documents for identification of voters at the timeof poll in the said bye-elections.

MODELCODEOFCONDUCT

TheModelCodeofConductshallcome into force with immediate effectinthedistrict(s)inwhichthe whole or any part of the Parliamentary/Assembly Constituencygoingforbye-electionisincluded, 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). TheModelCodeof 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.

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