How do we elect the President of India?

How do we elect the President of India?

The panel has also permitted 14 Rajya Sabha members including Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, Trinamool Congress' Derek O'Brien and Mukul Roy to vote in legislative assemblies.

The polling is scheduled to be held between 10 am and 5 pm. "The use of any other pen would render the ballot invalid".

Usually, MPs vote in Parliament House and MLAs in their respective state assemblies.

"Only these pens can be used for marking the votes". On July 23, a special farewell will be held in Parliament for President Pranab Mukherjee.

MPs were voying on green paper ballots and state lawmakers on pink. Each violet-ink pen carries a unique serial number, and the ink has been approved by the EC. "When member come out of voting chamber special pen will be taken back by polling staff and would be handed over his/her pen if he/she was carrying", the note added.

"Before entering the voting chamber, a polling staff will collect personal pens from the voters and hand over the special pen to mark their votes on the ballot paper".

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He also served Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) for 12 years (1994-2006).

The former Lok Sabha speaker, who was accompanied by senior Congress leaders including Salman Khurshid, Ambika Soni and Anand Sharma, claimed that she had the support of 17 parties in the presidential election.

The poll process at the state assembly is being conducted by Returning Officer Amiya Kumar Sarangi and Asst Returning Officer Bhabani Shankar Senapati.

As many as 3,460 members of parliament and members of legislative assemblies have declared assets worth more than Rs. 1 crore. Next day, the boxes will be taken to Delhi for the counting of votes. The final results of the Presidential elections will be announced on Thursday.

As many as 233 elected members of the Rajya Sabha, 543 members from the Lok Sabha and 4,120 MLAs from the state Assemblies comprise the electors.

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