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EC announces date for vice presidential elections; voting & result on August 5

The Vice Presidential election will be held on the 5th of August and counting will take place on the same day.
Announcing the schedule in New Delhi today, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said, the poll will be notified on 4th July with 18th July being the last date for filing nominations. The date for the scrutiny of nominations is 19th July. The last day for withdrawal of nomination is 21st July.

The Vice President is elected by an electoral college comprising members of both the houses of Parliament. The nominated members of both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha are also eligible to participate in the election. Mr Zaidi said the Electoral College consists a total of 790 members.

The term of incumbent Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari is ending on 10th August this year.

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