Election Commission announces date for the election of Vice President

New Delhi The Election Commission today announced the election for India's next Vice President will be held on August 7.

While the notification will be issued on July 6, the last date of filing nominations is July 20, the poll panel said in a statement.

"The Poll, if required, will be on August 7. The counting, if required, will be on the same day," an election commission official said.

The date for the scrutiny of nomination is July 21, while the last date for the withdrawals is July 23.

Vice President Hamid Ansari is set to complete his tenure on August 10.

The Vice-President is elected by the members of the Electoral College consisting of the members of both Houses of Parliament in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote. The nominated Members of both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha are also eligible to be included in the Electoral College and, therefore, they are entitled to participate in the election.

The Electoral College for the election of the Vice-President consists of a total 790 members from both houses. It consists of 233 elected members and 12 nominated members from the Rajya Sabha, and 543 elected members and 2 nominated members from the Lok Sabha.
Story First Published: July 03, 2012 20:12 IST

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