The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday announced by-poll to Dhamnagar Assembly constituency in Bhadrak district on November 3. Counting of votes and declaration of result will be done on November 6.
The bypoll was necessitated due to the demise of BJP leader and sitting MLA Bishnu Sethi on September 19.
The ECI has decided to hold by-elections to fill vacancies in Maharashtra, Bihar, Haryana, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha.
The Model Code of Conduct will come into force with immediate effect.
According to the ECI, the Gazette notification regarding the election will be issued on October 7. The last date for filing nomination is October 14.
Date for Scrutiny of Nomination: October 15
Last Date for Withdrawal of candidature: October 17
Date of Polling: November 3
Date of Counting: November 6
Date before which election will be completed: November 8
The ECI has decided to use EVMs and VVPATs in the by-polls in all polling stations. Adequate number of EVMs and VVPATs has been made available.