Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: By-elections to five constituencies currently unrepresented in the Assembly is scheduled to be held August 18, a press release issued by the Election Commission of India announced.

The notification for the polls to the Ilayankudi, Thondamuthur, Cumbum, Bargur and Srivaikuntam constituencies would be issued on July 22, with July 29 being the last date for filing of nominations. After scrutiny of nominations on July 30, the last date for withdrawal of standing candidates would be August 1. The counting of votes would be taken up on August 21, the release said.

Except for Srivaikuntam, the electoral rolls for all constituencies have been revised.