Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancies in Legislative Assembly of Manipur

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The Commission has decided to hold following bye-elections to fill three (3) vacancies in Legislative Assembly of Manipur as per details below:

Sl. No. State Number & Name of Assembly Constituency
Manipur 22-Wangoi
Manipur 51-Saitu(ST)
Manipur 60-Singhat(ST)

After taking into consideration various factors like local festivals, weather conditions, movement of forces, pandemic 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
13.10.2020
(Tuesday)
Last Date of Nominations
20.10.2020
(Tuesday)
Date for Scrutiny of Nominations
21.10.2020
(Wednesday)
Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures
23.10.2020
(Friday)
Date of Poll
07.11.2020
(Saturday)
Date of Counting
10.11.2020
(Tuesday)
Date before which election shall be completed
12.11.2020
(Thursday)

  1. ELECTORAL ROLL

            The Electoral Rolls for the aforesaid Assembly Constituencies w.r.t 01.01.2020 as the qualifying date has been finally published.

  1. ELECTRONICVOTING  MACHINES(EVMs) and VVPATs

            Adequate numbers of EVMs and VVPATs have been made available for the aforementioned bye-elections.

  1. IDENTIFICATION OF VOTERS

            In continuance of the existing practice, the voter’s identification shall be mandatory in the aforementioned 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, following alternate identity documents are also prescribed:

  1. Aadhar Card
  2. MNREGA Job Card
  3. PAN Card
  4. Passbooks with photograph issued by Bank/Post Office.
  5. Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour
  6. Driving License
  7. Passport
  8. Service Identity Cards with photograph issued to employees by
  9. Smart Card issued by RGI under NPR
  10. Pension document with photograph
  11. Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs

  1. MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT

            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 election is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission’ s instruction No. 437/6/1NST/2016-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. Model code of conduct shall be applicable to the Union Government also.

            All instructionsconcerningpublicity of criminal antecedents by the concerned candidates and the related political parties, who select them, as directed vide letter no. 3/4/2020/SDR/Vol.III dated 6thMarch 2020 and letter no. 3/4/2019/SDR/Vol.IV dated 16thSeptember 2020 shall be followed in these elections.

Other instructions including postal ballot facilities to senior citizen(above 80 years of age) and PwD electors; election expenditure management etc. shall be applicable to the aforementioned Bye-elections.

  1. BROAD GUIDELINES TO BE FOLLOWED DURING THE CONDUCT OF BYE-ELECTIONS DURING COVID-19

            In view of spread of COVID-19, the Commission on 21st August, 2020 has issued broad guidelines, which is to be followed strictly during the conduct of election, which is annexed here with as Annexure-1 which is also available on Commission’s website.

            Pl. click here to see the Annexure – 1

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