President Election in India 2022 Date: The Election Commission on Thursday said that the election to choose the next President of India will be held on July 18 and the results will be announced on July 21. The term of President Ram Nath Kovind ends on July 24. The announcement comes just a day before polls are held to fill 57 vacant Rajya Sabha seats across 15 states.
The President is elected by the members of the electoral college consisting of elected members of both houses of Parliament, and elected members of the legislative assemblies of all states including the National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union Territory of Puducherry.
The President election will be held on July 18 and the results will be announced on July 21.
As per the Article 54, the President is elected by an Electoral College consisting of elected MP of LS/RS and elected MLAs of the Legislative Assemblies of all States including NCT of Delhi and Puducherry. pic.twitter.com/Lr9z1iYti3— Election Commission of India #SVEEP (@ECISVEEP) June 9, 2022
The Election Commission is addressing the press conference to announce the schedule of President elections. CEC explains the process of voting for the election and how the counting is done.
The Election Commission will announce the schedule for the President of India elections at 3 pm today. The polls are likely to be held next month as Ram Nath Kovind's tenure concludes on July 24.
A President in India is elected by the members of the electoral college comprising of elected members of both the houses — Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.
The electoral college for the presidential election consists of the 776 MPs of the Lok Sabha (543) and Rajya Sabha (233), as well as MLAs of state Assemblies and the Union Territories of Delhi and Puducherry. The total votes are counted on the basis of their value, which varies from state to state, with an Uttar Pradesh MLA carrying the highest value followed by Maharashtra and West Bengal.
The President elections in 2017 were held on July 17, while the declaration of the winner — Ram Nath Kovind — was made three days later on July 20.