The presidential poll will be held on July 17, the Election Commission announced on Wednesday. The term of President Pranab Mukherjee ends on July 24.
“The last date for filing of nomination is June 28 and the counting will take place in Delhi on July 0,” Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi told reporters.
A notification would be issued on June 14, he said.There will be no NOTA (none of the above) option in the ballot paper in the next Presidential election.
This was disclosed to the Assistant Returning Officers at a workshop organised by the Election Commission in Delhi recently. Earlier, a Supreme Court directive in 2013 had made NOTA a mandatory option for all polls.
The EC is responsible for conducting elections for Members of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, Assembly and Legislative Council.