VP poll on August 7
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, July 3: Election to the post of Vice President will be held on August 7 and the results would be out on the same day, the Election Commission announced Tuesday.
The term of the incumbent Muhammad Hamid Ansari expires on August 10.
Announcing the poll schedule, the Election Commission, after its meeting, decided that it would issue the notification on July 6, which will set the election process in motion.
While the last date for filing nominations is July 20, after scrutiny the next day, the last date for withdrawal of candidatures is July 23.
The counting of votes will take place on August 7.
Unlike in the Presidential election, the nominated members of both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha are also eligible participate in the election for the post of Vice President.
A nomination paper of a candidate has to be proposed by at least twenty electors and seconded by as many.
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