Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland – reg.

There are following clear vacancies in State Legislative Assemblies of various States/UT, which need to be filled up:

Sl. No. State Name & No. of  Assembly Constituency
1 Arunachal Pradesh 12 – Pakke  Kessang (ST) AC
2 Nagaland 10-Northern Angami-I (ST) AC


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


Sl. No.




1 Issue of Notification

05.07.2017 (WED)

2 Last date of making      Nominations

12.07.2017 (WED)

3 Scrutiny of Nominations

13.07.2017 (THU)

4 Last date for withdrawal of candidatures

15.07.2017 (SAT)

5 Date of Poll

29.07.2017 (SAT)

6 Counting of Votes

03.08.2017 (THU)

7 Date before which election shall be completed

05.08.2017 (SAT)

8 Hours of Poll 07.00 AM to 4.00 PM



The Electoral Roll for Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland with reference to  01.01.2017 has been finally published on 11.01.2017 and 10.01.2017 respectively. The bye-election in the States will be held with the existing rolls.


The Commission has decided to use EVMs in the bye-elections in all the polling stations.Adequate numbers of EVMs 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 identificationshall be mandatory in the aforementioned bye- elections 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 isdeprived 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) inwhich the whole or any part of the Parliamentary Constituency/Assembly Constituencies going for bye-elections is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission’s instruction No. 437/INST/2012/CC&BE, dated 26th April, 2012 (available on the Commission’s website). The Model Code of Conduct shall be applicable to all candidates, political parties and the State Governments concerned. The Model Code of Conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government for the States concerned.