Presidential polls scheduled for July 18

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Presidential polls scheduled for July 18

  • Election Commission has announced the Presidential election to be held on July 18.

Presidential Election 2022:

  • President Ram Nath Kovind’s term ends on July 24.
  • Electoral college: 4,809 members-233 Rajya Sabha and 543 Lok Sabha members and 4,033 MLAs of the Assemblies of the States and the Union Territories of Delhi and Puducherry.
  • The total value of votes will be 10,86,431 (5,43,200 for MPs or 700 votes each and 5,43,231 for MLAs based on the 1971 Census population figures).
  • This Presidential election will be the first to be held since the State of J&K was bifurcated into the Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh in 2019.
    • The MLAs of J&K are no longer part of the electoral college.
    • During the previous Presidential poll in 2017, the 87 MLAs of the State of J&K had 72 votes each, taking the total value of their votes to 6,264 out of the total of 10,98,903 votes.
  • Each candidate would require 50 members of the electoral college to propose their name and another 50 to second it.
  • The electors would cast their ballots using the pen provided by the EC as has been the norm.

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