On June 9, 2022, the Election Commission of India declared that voting for India's next President will take place on July 18, 2022. On July 21, the votes will be counted if required.
Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar said that, The Secretary-General of Rajya Sabha will be the Returning Officer.
The nomination papers must be delivered to the Election Commission in New Delhi, and at least 50 members of the electoral college must act as proposers and seconders.
The electoral college list will be available on the election commission's website. The list will be updated as there are Rajya Sabha elections before the Presidential election.
Announcing the schedule for electing the 16th President of India, chief election commissioner Rajiv Kumar said that the notification for the voting will be issued on June 15, the last date of filing nominations will be June 29, the date of scrutiny of candidates will be June 30, and the last date of withdrawing nominations will be July 2.
Kumar said that,
"The voting will be held on July 18 and the counting, if required, on July 21."
A total of 4,809 lawmakers will vote this time, comprising 776 MPs and 4,033 legislators.
Mr. Kumar said that political parties can not issue a whip to their members.
President Ram Nath Kovind's term ends on July 24, and an election for the next president has to be held before that day.
The President of India is elected by a vote of parliamentarians and legislators. Each legislator's vote has a different value depending on the population of the state to which they belong. The vote is conducted by secret ballot with a single transferable vote.