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Vice President election on 7 Aug

Election to the post of Vice President will be held on August 7 and the results would be out on the same day, the Election Commission announced on Tuesday. The term of the incumbent Md Hamid Ansari expires on 10 August.

Announcing the poll schedule, the Election Commission, after its meeting, decided that it would issue the notification on 6 July, which will set the election process in motion.

While the last date for filing nominations is 20 July, after scrutiny the next day, the last date for withdrawal of candidatures is 23 July.

The counting of votes will take place on 7 August. The Vice President is elected by the members of the electoral college consisting of members of both Houses of Parliament. There are a total of 790 members of Parliament.

The nominated members of both Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha are also eligible participate in the election for the post of Vice President.
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