New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar: Election to the post of Vice-President of India will be held on August 6, 2022. The Election Commission of India (ECI) today issued a notification in this regard.
The term of office of M. Venkaiah Naidu, Vice-President of India, is ending on 10th August, 2022.
Below are other key dates of the election.
|(i)||Issue of Election Commission’s notification calling the election||5.07.2022
|(ii)||Last date of making nominations||19.07.22
|(iii)||Date for the Scrutiny of nominations||20.07.2022
|(iv)||Last date for the withdrawal of candidatures||22.07.2022
|(v)||Date on which a poll shall, if necessary, be taken||06.08.2022
|(vi)||Hours of poll||10am to 05pm|
|(vii)||Date on which counting, if required, shall be taken||06.08.2022
As per Article 66 of the Constitution of India, the Vice-President is elected by the members of the Electoral College consisting of the members of both Houses of Parliament in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote. For 2022, 16th Vice-Presidential Election, the Electoral College consists of:
(i) 233 elected members of Rajya Sabha,
(ii) 12 nominated members of Rajya Sabha, and
(iii) 543 elected members of Lok Sabha.
Electoral College comprises of a total of 788 members of both Houses of Parliament. Since, all the electors are members of both Houses of Parliament, the value of vote of each Member of Parliament would be same i.e.1 (one).