Schedule For Lok Sabha Elections And Bye-Elections 2024

Schedule for Lok Sabha Elections & bye-elections to 26 Assemblies Constituencies of Bihar, Haryana, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

Lok Sabha Elections

Schedule for Lok Sabha Elections And Bye-elections to Twenty-Six (26) Assembly Constituencies of Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal :​​

Phases Schedule/Poll Events Schedule 1 For [7- Ramnagar (Tripura), 233-Vilavancode, (Tamil Nadu)] Schedule 2 For [30 – Akola West (Maharashtra), 165-Bagidora (ST) (Rajasthan)] Schedule 3 For [26 – Vijapur, 83-Porbandar 85-Manavadar 108– Khambhat 136 – Vaghodia (Gujarat), 36-Shorapur (ST) (Karnataka), 62- Bhagawangola (West Bengal)] Schedule 4 For [136 – Dadraul (Uttar Pradesh), 71- Secunderabad Cantt. (SC) (Telangana)] Schedule 5 For [31- Gandey (Jharkhand), 173 - Lucknow East (Uttar Pradesh)] Schedule 6 For [292 – Gainsari (Uttar Pradesh), 21-Karnal (Haryana)] Schedule 7 For [195-Agiaon(SC) (Bihar), 403 – Duddhi (ST) (Uttar Pradesh), 18 – Dharamshala, 21 – Lahaul & Spiti (ST), 37 – Sujanpur, 39 – Barsar, 42 – Gagret, 45 – Kutlehar (Himachal Pradesh), 113-Baranagar (West Bengal)]
Date of Issue of Gazette Notification
20.03.2024 (Wednesday)
28.03.2024 (Thursday)
12.04.2024 (Friday)
18.04.2024 (Thursday
26.04.2024 (Friday)
29.04.2024 (Monday)
07.05.2024 (Tuesday)
Last Date of Nominations
27.03.2024 (Wednesday
04.04.2024 (Thursday)
19.04.2024 (Friday)
25.04.2024 (Thursday)
03.05.2024 (Friday)
06.05.2024 (Monday)
14.05.2024 (Tuesday)
Date for Scrutiny of Nominations
28.03.2024 (Thursday)
05.04.2024 (Friday)
20.04.2024 (Saturday)
26.04.2024 (Friday)
04.05.2024 (Saturday)
07.05.2024 (Tuesday)
15.05.2024 (Wednesday)
Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures
30.03.2024 (Saturday)
08.04.2024 (Monday)
22.04.2024 (Monday)
29.04.2024 (Monday)
06.05.2024 (Monday)
09.05.2024 (Thursday)
17.05.2024 (Friday)
Date of Poll
19.04.2024 (Friday)
26.04.2024 (Friday)
07.05.2024 (Tuesday)
13.05.2024 (Monday)
20.05.2024 (Monday)
25.05.2024 (Saturday)
01.06.2024 (Saturday)
Date of Counting
04.06.2024 (Tuesday)
04.06.2024 (Tuesday)
04.06.2024 (Tuesday)
04.06.2024 (Tuesday)
04.06.2024 (Tuesday)
04.06.2024 (Tuesday)
04.06.2024 (Tuesday)
Date before which election shall be completed
06.06.2024 (Thursday)
06.06.2024 (Thursday)
06.06.2024 (Thursday)
06.06.2024 (Thursday)
06.06.2024 (Thursday)
06.06.2024 (Thursday)
06.06.2024 (Thursday)

The Commission has decided to hold Bye-elections, 2024 to fill vacancies in the following Assembly Constituencies :​

The Commission has decided to hold bye-elections to fill vacancies in the following Assembly Constituencies along with General Election to Lok Sabha, 2024.

S. No. Name Of State Assembly Constituency No. & Name Reason of vacancy
1.
Bihar
195-Agiaon(SC)
Disqualification of Shri Manoj Manjil
2.
26 - Vijapur
Resignation of Dr. C. J. Chavda
3.
108 - Khambhat
Resignation of Shri Chiragkumar Arvindbhai Pate
4.
Gujarat
136 - Vaghodia
Resignation of Shri Dharmendrasinh Ranubha Vaghela
5.
85 - Manavadar
Resignation of Shri Arvindbhai Jinabhai Ladani
6.
83 - Porbandar
Resignation of Shri Arjunbhai Devabhai Modhwadia
7.
Haryana
21-Karnal
Resignation of Shri Manohar Lal
8.
Jharkhand
31- Gandey
Resignation of Dr. Sarfaraj Ahamad
9.
Maharashtra
30 – Akola West
Death of Shri Govardhan Mangilal Sharma alias Lalaji
10.
Tripura
7- Ramnagar
Death of Shri Surajit Datta
11.
136 - Dadraul
Death of Shri Manavendra Singh
12.
Uttar Pradesh
173 - Lucknow East
Death of Sri Ashutosh Tandan 'Gopal Ji'
13.
292 - Gainsari
Death of Dr. Shiv Pratap Yadav
14.
403 – Duddhi (ST)
Disqualification of Shri Ram Dular
15.
West Bengal
62-Bhagawangola
Death of Shri Idris Ali
16.
113- Baranagar
Resignation of Shri Tapas Roy
17.
Telangana
71-Secunderabad Cantt.(SC)
Death of Ms. Lasya Nanditha Sayanna
18.
18 - Dharamshala
Disqualification of Shri Sudhir Sharma
19.
21 – Lahaul & Spiti (ST)
Disqualification of Shri Ravi Thakur
20.
Himachal Pradesh
37 - Sujanpur
Disqualification of Shri Rajinder Rana
21.
39 - Barsar
Disqualification of Shri Inder Dutt Lakhanpal
22.
42 - Gagret
Disqualification of Shri Chaitanya Sharma
23.
45 - Kutlehar
Disqualification of Shri Devinder Kumar (Bhutto)
24.
Rajasthan
165 – Bagidora (ST)
Resignation of Shri Mahendra Jeet Singh Malviya
25.
Karnataka
36 – Shorapur (ST)
Death of Shri Raja Venkatappa Naik
26.
Tamil Nadu
233 - Vilavancode
Resignation of S Vijayadharani

The Schedule for the bye elections is enclosed at Annexure-I.

1. ELECTORAL ROLLS

Commission firmly believes that pure and updated electoral rolls are the foundation of free, fair and credible elections. Hence, intensive and sustained focus is placed upon improving its quality, health and fidelity. After the amendment in Section 14 of the Representation of the People Act-1950 by the Election Laws (Amendment) Act-2021, there is a provision of four qualifying dates to enroll as a voter in a year. Accordingly, the Commission conducted the Special Summary Revision of Electoral Roll with reference to 1st January, 2024, as the qualifying date, wherein applications were invited from eligible citizens seeking registration in electoral roll with respect to 1st January, 2024 as the qualifying date. After time-bound completion of Special Summary Revision of Electoral Rolls with reference to 1st January, 2024 as the qualifying date, the final publication of the electoral roll has been done on –

i) 5th January, 2024 for Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh and Tripura;

ii) 22nd January, 2024 for Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu;

iii) 23rd January, 2024 for Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra; and

iv) 8th February, 2024 for Telangana and Rajasthan.

However, the process of continuous updation of electoral rolls will continue till the last date of filing nominations, with respect to proximate qualifying date.

2. ELECTRONIC VOTING MACHINES (EVMs) & VVPATs

The Commission has decided to use EVMs and VVPATs in the bye-election in all the polling stations. Adequate numbers of EVMs and VVPATs have been made available and all steps have been taken to ensure that the poll is conducted smoothly with the help of these machines.

3. IDENTIFICATION OF VOTERS

Electoral Photo Identity Card (EPIC) shall be the main document of identification of a voter. However, any of the below mentioned identification documents can also be shown at the polling station:

i. Aadhar Card,
ii. MGNREGA Job Card,
iii. Passbooks with photograph issued by Bank/Post Office,
iv. Health Insurance Smart Card issued under the scheme of Ministry of Labour,
v. Driving License,
vi. PAN Card,
vii. Smart Card issued by RGI under NPR,
viii. Indian Passport,
ix. Pension document with photograph,
x. Service Identity Cards with photograph issued to employees by Central/State Govt./PSUs/Public Limited Companies, and
xi. Official identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/MLCs.
xii. Unique Disability ID (UDID) Card, M/o Social Justice & Empowerment, Government of India.

4. MODEL CODE OF CONDUCT

The Model Code of Conduct shall come into force with immediate effect in the district(s) in which the whole or any part of the Assembly constituency going for election is included, subject to provision of the instruction vide Commission’s letter No. 437/6/1NST/ECI/FUNCT/MCC/2024/(BYE ELECTIONS) dated 02nd January, 2024 (available on the Commission’s website).

5. INFORMATION REGARDING CRIMINAL ANTECEDENTS

Candidates with criminal antecedents are required to publish information in this regard in newspapers and through Television channels on three occasions during the campaign period. A political party that sets up candidates with criminal antecedents is also required to publish information about criminal background of its candidates, both on its website and also in newspapers and Television channels on three occasions.

                                          Commission vide its letter No. 3/4/2019/SDR/Vol. IV dated 16th September, 2020 has directed that the period specified will be decided with three blocks in the following manner, so that electors have sufficient time to know about the background of such candidates:

a. Within first 4 days of withdrawal.
b. Between next 5th – 8th days.
c. From 9th day till the last day of campaign (the second day prior to date of poll)

(Illustration: If the last date for withdrawal is 10th of the month and poll is on 24th of the Month, the first block for publishing of declaration shall be done between 11th and 14th of the Month, second and third blocks shall be between 15th and 18th and 19th and 22nd of that Month, respectively).

This requirement is in pursuance of the judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in Writ Petition (C) No. 784 of 2015 (Lok Prahari Vs. Union of India & Others) and Writ Petition (Civil) No. 536 of 2011 (Public Interest Foundation & Ors. Vs. Union of India & Anr.).
                       This information will also be available on an App titled, ‘know your candidates’.

6. COVID RELATED ARRANGEMENT DURING BYE-ELECTION

The Commission has issued COVID Guidelines to be followed during the conduct of the General Election and Bye Elections which are available at Commission’s website.

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