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Election for new Vice President of India to be held on August 6

Election for new Vice President of India to be held on August 6

Polls for the new Vice President of India will be held on August 6, 2022, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday. The counting of votes will be held on the same day if required.

The Election Commission will issue a notification calling for the election on July 5. The last date for filing of nomination is July 19.

Members of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, including nominated members, form the electoral college for the vice-presidential election.

Venkaiah Naidu's term as vice president ends on August 10.

The schedule for the vice presidential election was finalised at a meeting of Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar and Election Commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey.

According to the central polling body, the schedule of the 16th Vice Presidential election is as follows:

Issue of Election Commission's notification calling the election | 5.07.2022 (Tuesday)

Last date of making nominations | 19.07.22 (Tuesday)

Date for the Scrutiny of nominations | 20.07.2022 (Wednesday)

Last date for the withdrawal of candidatures | 22.07.2022 (Friday)

Date on which a poll shall, if necessary, be taken | 06.08.2022 (Saturday)

Hours of poll | 10 am to 5 pm

Date on which counting, if required, shall be taken | 06.08.2022 (Saturday)

Meanwhile, presidential polls are scheduled to be held on July 18 and the result will be declared on July 21.

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