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V-P elections on August 5: ECI

The Election Commission has fixed the August 5 as the date for the Vice Presidential election if the need arises for voting.

The time of voting will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. In New Delhi, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi announced the elections and said that the notification will be issued on July 4.

The last date for filing of nomination is July 18 while scrutiny will be done on July 19 and the last date for withdrawal has been fixed as July 21.

Counting of votes will take place on the August 5 itself. The CEC has said that no party can issue whips for voting.

Elected and nominated members of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha vote in the election for the Vice President.

In the Rajya Sabha, 233 elected MPs and 12 nominated MPs will vote, while 543 elected MPs in the Lok Sabha and two nominated members will vote. A total of 790 members are eligible to cast their votes in the Vice Presidential election.

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