Presidential Election 2022 updates
Electors have to mark the ballot only with the pen provided by the poll panel “and not with any other pen” in the Presidential election. Polling will take place in Parliament House as well as state legislatures.
Members of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, as well as elected MLAs, are eligible to vote. On the other hand, Members of legislative councils and nominated MPs and MLAs cannot vote in the presidential election.
Presidential Election tenure
Under the Constitution of India, there shall always be a President of India (See Article 52 of the Constitution). He holds the highest elective office in the country and is elected by the provisions of the Constitution and the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, of 1952.
The tenure of President Ram Nath Kovind will come to an end on July 24, 2022, and as per Article 62 of the Constitution, an election to fill the vacancy caused by the expiration of the term of office is required to be completed before the term ends.
Presidential elections on July 18, counting, if needed, on July 21: Election Commission.
Presidential Election 2022 new rule
“The Commission will provide special pens to mark the votes. When the ballot paper is handed over, the appointed official will hand the pen to the voters in the polling station,” the Commission stated in a statement.
“Electors must mark their votes solely with the poll committee’s provided pen and not with any other pen. Voting using any other pen will result in the vote being invalidated at the time of counting,” the EC added.
On the topic of the environment, the EC stated that it has always aimed to make elections environment-friendly.
As the election for the position of President of India is an indirect election, there is no traditional campaigning in the form of banners or placards.
“Still, the Commission has directed the returning officer and assistant returning officers concerned to ensure the use of eco-friendly and biodegradable material and eliminate the use of prohibited plastic materials as per extant instructions of the government of India,” it said.