The Election Commission on Thursday announced the dates for the presidential election. The country's MPs and MLAs will vote on July 18 to elect a new President.
New Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday announced the dates for the Presidential election. The country's MPs and MLAs will vote on July 18 to elect a new President. Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar announced that the votes cast on July 18 would be counted on July 21 and the country's new President would be elected. Let us tell you that the term of President Ram Nath Kovind is ending on 24 July 2022.
The Chief Election Commissioner informed that a total of 4,809 voters will vote in the presidential election in 2022. No political party can issue a whip to its members regarding this election. Explain that according to Article 62 of the Constitution, the election of the next President must be held before the completion of the term. In 2017, the election for the President of India was held on 17 July and the result was declared on 20 July.
Voting will be done by the pen of the Election Commission
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said in a press conference on Thursday that the commission will give a pen on its behalf to vote in the presidential election. If a member uses a pen other than the one given by the Election Commission, his vote will be declared void. He said that 776 MPs and 4033 MLAs will vote in the presidential election, that is, a total of 4809 voters will vote and this voting will be completely secret.
What is the value of one vote of a member?
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar told that the value of the vote of an MP is equal to 700. He told that the members in custody can vote and those who are in jail will have to apply for parole and if they get parole, they can also vote.