Schedule for bye-election to fill casual vacancy in the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh–

There are four clear vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh which needs to be filled up:

Sl. No. State Number & Name of Assembly Constituency
Chhattisgarh 88 – Dantewada (ST)
Kerala 93 – Pala
Tripura 14 – Badharghat (SC)
Uttar Pradesh 228-Hamirpur


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: –

Poll Events


Date of Issue of Gazette Notification

28.08.2019 (WEDNESDAY)

Last Date of Nominations

04.09.2019 (WEDNESDAY)

Date for Scrutiny of Nominations

05.09.2019 (THURSDAY)

Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures

07.09.2019 (SATURDAY)

Date of Poll

23.09.2019 (MONDAY)

Date of Counting

27.09.2019 (FRIDAY)

Date before which election shall be completed

29.09.2019 (SUNDAY)



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 allthepollingstations.Adequate numbers of EVMs and VVPATs have been made available and all steps have been taken toensure 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 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 election.


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 election is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission’ s instruction No. 437 /6/1NST2016-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.