Schedule for bye-election to fill two casual vacancies in the Gujarat Legislative Assembly– Regarding

There are two vacancies in State of Gujarat Legislative Assembly which needs to be filled up are as follows:

Sl.No. Name of State Number and Name of Assembly Constituency
Gujarat 16-Radhanpur
Gujarat 32-Bayad


After taking into consideration inputs from the Chief Electoral Officer, Gujarat and 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

23.09.2019 (MONDAY)

Last Date of Nominations

30.09.2019 (MONDAY)

Date for Scrutiny of Nominations

01.10.2019 (TUESDAY)

Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures

03.10.2019 (THURSDAY)

Date of Poll

21.10.2019 (MONDAY)

Date of Counting

24.10.2019 (THURSDAY)

Date before which election shall be completed

27.10.2019 (SUNDAY)
  1. Electoral Roll

The Electoral Rolls for the aforesaid Assembly Constituencies w.r.t 01.01.2019 as the qualifying date has been finally published. ‘


  1. Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) And VVPATs

The Commission has decided to use EVMs and VVPATs in the bye-election in all the polling stations. Adequate numbers of EVMs and VVPATs have been made available and all steps have been taken to ensure that the polls are conducted smoothly with the help of these machines.


  1. Identification of Voters

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.

  1. Model Code of Conduct

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 Parliamentary & Assembly constituency going for election is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission’ s instruction No. 437/6/1NST/2016-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.

All the instructions issued for General Elections to Legislative Assemblies of Haryana & Maharashtra shall also be applicable to the aforementioned Bye-elections.