Presidential Election 2022: The date for the presidential election has been set by the Election Commission. Presidential elections will be place on July 18, with the country receiving a new President on July 21. The deadline for nominations is June 29.
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said at a news conference on Thursday that the notice for the Presidential election has been issued. For voting in the election, a pen with special ink will be supplied. To vote, write 1, 2, 3 in the space provided. The vote will be canceled if the first choice is not supplied.
At the same time, political parties are not permitted to use any whip during this period. There will be voting in Parliament and Legislative Assemblies. The election will be overseen by the Secretary General of the Rajya Sabha. Aside from that, the corona procedure has been instructed to be followed.
Let us remind you that President Ram Nath Kovind's tenure will conclude on July 24, 2022. Prior to this, the country's 15th President will be elected. For the past 45 years, the newly elected President has taken office on this date. The most recent presidential election was conducted on July 17, 2017.
Ordinary citizens do not vote to elect the President. The representatives chosen by the public and the members of the upper house vote on this. In the presidential election, members of both chambers (Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha) will vote.
Aside from that, representatives of all state Legislative Assemblies vote in the Presidential election. Members of the Legislative Assembly of the Union Territories of Delhi and Puducherry are also included.
People are unable to vote in the country's presidential election. Nominated members and Legislative Council members are not eligible to vote in the presidential election.
If a state's Chief Minister is a member of the Legislative Council, he cannot vote in the election of the President.
The presidential election is conducted using the single transferable vote method. This implies that each Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha, and Vidhan Sabha member may only vote once.
The latest Presidential election voting took place on July 17, 2017. On July 20, the ballots were counted, and Ram Nath Kovind was proclaimed the winner, defeating his nearest challenger Meira Kumar by 3 Lakh 34 Thousand 730 votes.