Erode (East) bypoll | Filing of nominations to begin on January 31

Returning Officer K. Sivakumar will receive nominations from candidates from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. from January 31 to February 7, except on February 5

Updated - January 30, 2023 03:29 pm IST

Published - January 30, 2023 03:07 pm IST - ERODE

A line drawn to mark the 100-metre distance from the office of the Returning Officer, where candidates will have to file their nominations for the Erode (East) bypoll

A line drawn to mark the 100-metre distance from the office of the Returning Officer, where candidates will have to file their nominations for the Erode (East) bypoll | Photo Credit: GOVARTHAN M

Filing of nominations for the by-election to the Erode (East) Assembly constituency will begin on Tuesday. The elections are being held following the demise of Congress MLA E. Thirumahan Everaa.

Returning Officer and Corporation Commissioner K. Sivakumar will receive nominations from candidates from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. from January 31 to February 7, except on February 5 (Sunday). Scrutiny will take place on February 8 while nominations can be withdrawn till February 10. Polling will take place on February 27 and the counting of votes will take place on March 2.

Election officials said that said that only four persons are allowed to accompany each candidate within 100 metres of the office where the nomination is being filed. Candidates or their supporters cannot enter the offices in large numbers.

Officials have painted markings on roads, indicating the start of the 100m stretch. Also, vehicles are not allowed within the 100m stretch. No slogans can be raised, officials said.

The deposit amount for candidates in the general category is ₹10,000, while it is ₹5,000 for candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes.

Officials said elaborate arrangements are in place at the Corporation Office to receive nominations from the candidates.

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