Vice President Elections On August 5th: EC
New Delhi: Notification for the election of Vice President will be issued on July 4th and nominations can be filed by July 18th as per Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi.
Scrutiny will take place on July 19th for the applications received and last date for withdrawing will be July 21st.
If polling is required, it will be on August 5th and counting will take place on the same day. MP’s will use special marked pens for this election too as per EC. There should not be any whip by political parties, EC said. More: South Indian For Vice President?
Hamid Ansari, who held the post for two consecutive terms, will complete his term on August 10th. Now the total strength of two houses is 790, but there are some vacancies.
Returning officer for the election will be Sheriff, who is Secretary General of Rajya Sabha.