The Presidential election 2022 will be held on July 18 with the counting of votes taking place on July 21, if necessary, according to the Election Commission (EC).
The last date of nomination has been set for June 29. The term of President Ram Nath Kovind ends on July 24 and an election for the next president must be held before that date. By July 25, the new president must be sworn in.
“A total of 4,809 electors to vote in the Presidential elections 2022. No political party can issue a whip to its members,” said chief election commissioner Rajiv Kumar.
The president is elected by the votes cast by the Electoral College, consisting of 776 members of Parliament and 4,033 members of the legislative assemblies, with a total of 4,809 votes being cast. The value of the votes of the members of assemblies combined is 543,231 and the MPs is 543,200, equaling a value of 1,086,431.
Nominated members of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, as well as state legislative assemblies, are not eligible to be included in the electoral college and thus are not eligible to vote in the election.
Similarly, members of legislative councils are not eligible to vote in the presidential election.