The process of election to the post of Vice President began, with the issuance of notification. The candidates can file their nominations from today till the 18th of this month. The scrutiny of nominations will be held on the 19th, and the last day for withdrawal of nominations is the 21st. Polling will be held on the 5th of next month and counting will take place the same day.
The Vice President is elected by an electoral college comprising of members of both the Houses of Parliament including nominated members. The nomination paper of a candidate has to be proposed by at least 20 electors and seconded by at least another 20 electors.
The term of incumbent Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari is ending on the 10th of next month.