IEP Chandigarh, October 3
The Election Commission of India on Monday announced the schedule of bye-elections in seven assembly constituencies across six states. In Haryana the by-election will be held in Adampur Assembly Constituency-47 for which the model code of conduct has come into force with immediate effect.. Voting will be held on November 3, 2022.
As per the schedule released by the commission, the notification will be issued on October 7, 2022. The last date for filing nominations is October 14, while the scrutiny of nominations will be held on October 15. Nomination papers can be withdrawn by the candidates till October 17. Voting is scheduled on November 3, 2022 and the counting of votes will be done on November 6, 2022.
The Commission has decided to use EVMs and VVPATs at all polling stations in the bye-elections. Adequate number of EVMs and VVPATs has been made available and all steps have been taken to ensure smooth conduct of polling with the help of these machines.
Voter’s identity will be mandatory at the time of voting in the bye-election. Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) will be the main document for voter identification. However, the voter can also produce any one of the alternate photo identity documents specified by the Commission for his/her identity.
These optional photo identity documents include Aadhaar card, MGNREGA job card, photo passbook issued by a bank or post office, health insurance smart card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour, driving license, PAN card, smart card issued by RGI under NPR, passport, pension documents, service identity cards with photo issued to employees by the Central and State Governments, PSUs or public limited companies, official identity cards issued to MPs, MLAs, MLCs and Unique Disability ID cards.
The model code of conduct will come into force with immediate effect in those districts in which the whole or any part of the assembly constituency falls.