ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
Subject: Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancy in Assembly Constituency in the State of Punjab- Regarding.
A vacancy has occurred from 40- Dasuya Assembly Constituency in the State of Punjab, which needs to be filled up. After taking into consideration various factors like, festivals, electoral rolls etc., the Commission has decided to hold bye-election to fill this vacancy as per the programme mentioned as under:-
1. Issue of notification 16.06.2012 (Saturday)
2. Last date of making nominations 23.06.2012 (Saturday)
3. Scrutiny of nomination 25.06.2012 (Monday)
4. Last date for withdrawal of candidature 27.06.2012 (Wednesday)
5. Date of Poll 11.07.2012 (Wednesday)
6. Counting of Votes 14.07.2012 (Saturday) 8.00 AM onwards
7. Date before which election shall be completed 16.07.2012 (Monday)
8. Hours of Poll 8.00 AM to 5.00 PM
The electoral rolls comprised in 40- Dasuya Assembly Constituency have been revised with reference to 01.01.2012 as the qualifying date and have been published.
ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES (EVMs)
The commission has decided to use EVMs in the bye-elections in all the polling stations. Adequate numbers of EVMs 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 mandate in the aforementioned bye-elections at the time of poll. Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) shall be the main document of identity of 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 document 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 the Commission’s instruction No. 437/6/INST/2012/CC&BE, dated 26th April, 2012 (available on the commission’s website). The Model Code of Conduct shall be applicable to all candidates, political parties and the State Governments concerned. The Mode Code of Conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government for the State concerned.