New Delhi, June 29, 2017: The Election Commission of India on Thursday announced that the polling for the post of the Vice President of India will be held on 5 August.
Addressing a press conference, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said that votes will also be counted on the same day. The last date for filing nomination is 18 July and the papers will be scrutinised on 19 July. Candidates will have to pay a security deposit of Rs 15,000 at the time of nomination.
The notification would be issued on July 4, while the last date for withdrawal of nomination would be July 21.
The term of present incumbent Hamid Ansari, who has held the post for two consecutive terms, is coming to an end on August 10.
The electoral college which elects the Vice President, who is also the ex-officio Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, consists of elected and nominated members of the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.
Meanwhile, the EC also announced the date of the election to the Rajya Sabha seat from Goa.
Congress’ Shantaram Naik is retiring on July 28 and the election to the seat will take place on July 21. The counting of votes will take place the same evening.