The Election Commission today announced the Presidential election schedule. Voting for the Presidential election will be held on 18 July and the counting of votes will take place on 21 July. Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar told that a total of 4,809 voters will vote in the presidential election in 2022. Whereas in elections no political party can issue a whip to its members. Votes will be cast in Parliament and Legislative Assemblies for the Presidential election.
Referring to Article 62 of the Constitution, the term of President Ram Nath Kovind ends on July 24 and the election to elect the next President should be concluded before that. In addition to the members of both the Houses of Parliament, elected members of the Legislative Assemblies of all the states, the National Capital Territory of Delhi, and the Union Territory of Puducherry can vote in the presidential election. Nominated members of Rajya Sabha, Lok Sabha, or Legislative Assemblies do not have the right to vote in the Presidential elections. Similarly, the members of the Legislative Councils of the states also do not have the right to take part in the presidential election. It is noteworthy that in 2017 the voting for the Presidential election was held on 17th July and the counting of votes took place on 20th July.