Vice President Election To Be Held On August 6


New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday announced that polls for the new Vice President of India will be held on August 6, 2022.

Venkaiah Naidu is the incumbent vice president, whose term will end in August. The vice president also serves as the chairman of the Rajya Sabha.

Article 324 of the Constitution read with the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952 and the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Rules, 1974, vests the superintendence, direction and control of the conduct of election to the office of the Vice-President of India in the Election Commission of India.

The Election Commission is mandated to ensure that the election to the office of the Vice-President of India must be a free and fair election and the Commission is taking all necessary steps for discharging its constitutional responsibility.

The Election Commission of India is privileged and honoured to announce today the schedule of election for the 16th Vice-Presidential Election.

Section 4(3) of the Presidential and Vice-Presidential Elections Act, 1952 provides that the notification for election shall be issued on or after the sixtieth day before the expiration of term of office of the outgoing Vice-President.

As per Article 66 of the Constitution of India, the Vice-President is elected by the members of the Electoral College consisting of the members of both Houses of Parliament in accordance with the system of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote. For 2022, 16th Vice-Presidential Election, the Electoral College consists of:

  1. 233 elected members of Rajya Sabha,
  2. 12 nominated members of Rajya Sabha, and
  3. 543 elected members of Lok Sabha.
lection to the Office of the Vice-President of India, 2022 (16th Vice-Presidential Election)


(i) Issue of Election Commission’s notification calling the election 5.07.2022


(ii) Last date of making nominations 19.07.22


(iii) Date for the Scrutiny of nominations 20.07.2022


(iv) Last date for the withdrawal of candidatures 22.07.2022


(v) Date on which a poll shall, if necessary, be taken 06.08.2022


(vi) Hours of poll 10am to 05pm
(vii) Date on which counting, if required, shall be taken 06.08.2022


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