Schedule for bye-elections to fill casual vacancy in the State Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh

There is a clear vacancy in the State Legislative Assembly of Madhya Pradesh  which need to be filled up:

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Number & Name of Assembly Constituency

1Madhya Pradesh61 –  Chitrakoot

After taking into consideration various factors like local festivals, electoral rolls, weather conditions etc., the Commission has decided to hold bye-elections to fill this vacancy as per the programme mentioned as under: –

Poll Events


Date of Issue of Gazette Notification

16.10.2017 (MON)

Last Date of Nominations

23.10.2017 (MON)

Date for Scrutiny of Nominations

24.10.2017 (TUE)

Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures

26.10.2017 (THU)

Date of Poll

09.11.2017 (THU)

Date of Counting

12.11.2017 (SUN)

Date before which election shall be completed

14.11.2017 (TUE)



The Electoral Rolls of the Assembly Constituency 01-Chitrakoot with reference to 01.01.2017 will be used for bye-election.



The Commission has decided to use EVMs and VVPATs in the bye-elections in all the polling stations. Adequate numbers of EVMs and VVPATs have been made available and all steps have been taken to ensure that the polls are conducted smoothly with the help of these machines.


In consonance with the past practice, the Commission has decided that the voter’sidentification shall be mandatory in the aforementioned bye- elections at the time of poll. Electoral Photo Identity Cards (EPIC) shall be the main document ofidentification of a voter. However, in order to ensure that no voter is deprived ofhis/her franchise, if his/her name figures in the Electoral Rolls, separate instructionswill be issued to allow additional documents for identification of voters at the timeof poll in the said bye-elections.



The Model Code of Conduct shall come into force with immediate effect in thedistrict(s) in which the whole or any part of the Assembly Constituency going forbye-election is included, subject to partial modification as issued vide Commission’s instruction No. 437/6/INST2016-CCS, dated 29th June, 2017 (available on the Commission’s website). The Model Code of Conduct shall be applicable to all candidates, political parties and the State Government concerned. The Model Code of Conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government for the State concerned.