Biennial Election to the Council of States from Tamil Nadu, 2019

The term of office of 06 (six) members of the Council of States elected from Tamil Nadu is going to expire on 24.07.2019 as per following

S.No. Name of Member Date of retirement
1. T. Rathinavel 24.07.2019
2. Dr. V. Maitreyan
3. K.R. Arjunan
4. Dr. R. Lakshmanan
5. D. Raja
6. Kanimozhi (Elected to the House of the People on 23.05.2019)


The Commission has decided to hold a biennial election to the Council of States from Tamil Nadu in accordance with the following programme: –

Sl.No. Subject of Programme Dates and Days
Issue of Notifications 1st July, 2019 (Monday)
Last Date of making nominations 8th July, 2019 (Monday)
Scrutiny of nominations 9th July, 2019 (Tuesday)
Last date for withdrawal of candidatures 11th July, 2019 (Thursday)
Date of Poll 18th July, 2019 (Thursday)
Hours of Poll 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Counting of Votes 18th July, 2019 (Thursday) at 5.00 P.M.
Date before which election shall be completed 22nd July, 2019  (Monday)

The Commission has directed that for the purpose of marking preference(s) on the ballot paper only integrated violet colour sketch pen(s) of pre-fixed specification, provided by the Returning Officer, shall be used. No other pen shall, under any circumstances, be used in the above said election.


Adequate measures for close monitoring of the election process by appointing observers shall be taken to ensure free and fair election.