Election Commission

Schedule for bye-election to fill casual vacancy in the State Legislative Assembly of Gujarat

Posted On: 15 MAR 2019 10:51AM by PIB Delhi

The Election Commission of India has decided to hold bye-election to fill one  casual vacancy in the State Legislative Assembly of Gujarat.

Sl. No.


Number & Name of Assembly Constituency



77 -  Jamnagar Rural Assembly Constituency


After taking into consideration various factors like local festivals, electoral rolls, weather conditions etc., the Commission has decided to hold bye-election to fill this vacancy  as per the programme mentioned as under: -

Poll Events


Date of Issue of Gazette Notification

28.03.2019 (THU)

Last Date of Nominations

04.04.2019 (THU)

Date for Scrutiny of Nominations

05.04.2019 (FRI)

Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures

08.04.2019 (MON)

Date of Poll

23.04.2019 (TUE)

Date of Counting

23.05.2019 (THU)

Date before which election shall be completed

27.05.2019 (MON)



The Electoral Rolls for the aforesaid Assembly Constituencies w.r.t 01.01.2019 as the qualifying date has been finally published. 



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 polls are conducted smoothly with the help of these machines.



In consonance with the past practice, the Commission has decided that the voter’s identification shall be mandatory in the aforementioned bye- election at the time of poll.  Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) shall be the main document of identification of a voter. However, in order to ensure that no voter is deprived of his/her franchise, if his/her name figures in the Electoral Rolls, separate instructions will be issued to allow additional documents for identification of voters at the time of poll in the said bye-elections.



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 bye-election is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission’s instruction No. 437/6/INST2016-CCS, dated 29th June, 2017 (available on the Commission’s website).  The Model Code of Conduct shall be applicable to all candidates, political parties and the State Government concerned. The Model Code of Conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government for the district of the State concerned.


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