Bypolls on Aug 18

 
The byelection for Channapatna constituency was already announced on Thursday.

“The CEO, Karnataka has brought to the notice of the Commission that the BBMP election is likely to be announced in the near future and there could be a possibility of overlapping of poll period if the byelection for Govindrajnagar, which is normally due by first week of October, is to be announced subsequently,” the Election Commission said in a statement here.

“He has suggested that byelection for Govindrajnagar Assembly constituency may be taken up along with byelection of Channapatna,” it said.

The Commission has considered this issue and has decided to hold byelection to fill the other four vacancies as well. While notification would be issued on July 22, the last date of making nominations would be 29th of this month.

Nominations would be scrutinised on July 30 and the last date for withdrawal of nominations would be August 1. Counting would be held on August 21 and the poll process would be complete by 23rd of the next month. The Model Code of Conduct should come into effect immediately.

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