Presidential Election 2017


The current tenure of office of the President of India is upto 24th July, 2017. According to Election Commission of India notification, Election 2017 would be held on July 17, 2017 and results would be announced on 2oth July 2017.

The earlier president elections to this office were held in 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1969, 1974, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007 and 2012.

The President of India is elected by the Members of an Electoral College consisting of the elected members of both Upper Houses of Parliament and the elected members of the Legislative Assemblies of the States, including National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union Territory of Puducherry .

The Fourteenth Presidential Election 2012 was expire on 24-07-2017 and Sh. Pranab Mukherjee was declared elected by the Returning Officer on 22nd July, 2012. Sh. Pranab Mukherjee was secured 7,13,763 votes and Sh. Purno Agitok Sangma was runner-up candidate with 3,15,987 votes.

Presidential Election 2017 Candidates

On Monday, BJP has nominated Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind, 71, as the choice for the president's post.BJD chief & Odisha CM announces his party's support to NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the presidential elections.

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Presidential Election Schedule 2017

SCHEDULE FOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 2017
Notified on 14-06-2017
Last date for making nomination 28-06-2017
Scrutiny of Nominations on 29-06-2017
Last date for withdrawal 29-06-2018
Date of Poll 17-07-2017
Counting of votes 20-07-2017

Eligibility Criteria for Presidential Candidate

1) Candidate should be a citizen of India
2) Candidate has completed the age of 35 years
3) Candidate should be member of the House of the People
4) Should not be holding any office of profit under the Government of India or the Government of any State or under any local or other authority subject to the control of any of the said Governments.

Number of votes of each elector at the Presidential Election, 2017

The number of votes which every elctor at the Presidential Election 2017, being an elected number of the legislative Assembly of a State, NCT of Delhi or Union Territory of Puducherry .

Name of State/Union TerriroryNo. fo Votes which each elected member of Legilative Assembly of the State/NCT of Delhi/Union Territory of Puduchrry
Andhra Pradesh159
Arunachal Pradesh8
Assam116
Bihar173
Chhattisgarh129
Delhi70
Goa20
Gujarat147
Haryana112
Himachal Pradesh51
Jammu and Kashmir72
Jharkhand176
Karnataka131
Kerala152
Madhya Pradesh131
Maharashtra175
Manipur18
Meghalaya17
Mizoram8
Nagaland9
Odisha149
Punjab116
Rajasthan129
Sikkim7
Tamil Nadu176
Telangana132
Tripura26
Uttar Pradesh208
Uttarakhand64
West Bengal151
NCT of Delhi58
Puduchery16