#NewDelhi: If necessary, voting for India’s next Vice Presidential election will be held on 7 August. The Election Commission announced this on Wednesday. The commission further said that the counting of votes will also be held on the same day. The last date for nomination is July 18, the Election Commission said. The two chambers voted for the vice-president.
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The Vice-President is elected by the members of the Electoral College, consisting of members of the two chambers of Parliament, by a system of proportional representation by a single transferable vote. He will be elected the 18th Vice President of India in 2022. The Electoral College consists of 233 elected members of the Rajya Sabha, 12 nominated members of the Rajya Sabha and 543 elected members of the Lok Sabha.
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Incumbent Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu’s term ends on August 8 this year “According to Article 7 of the Constitution of India, elections must be held before the end of the term to fill the vacancy created by the expiration of the term of the outgoing Vice-President,” the commission said.
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