Parliamentarians cast their vote during president election at the parliament house in New Delhi on Monday. Numbers favour NDA’s Ram Nath Kovind to became the 14th President of India; Meira Kumar expected to lose. Photo: AP
Parliamentarians cast their vote during president election at the parliament house in New Delhi on Monday. Numbers favour NDA’s Ram Nath Kovind to became the 14th President of India; Meira Kumar expected to lose. Photo: AP

Presidential Election results: All you need to know about today’s counting of votes

The counting for presidential election will start at 11am today and results are expected by 5pm. Here's what you need to know about the process

New Delhi: The counting for the presidential election held on Monday would be done tomorrow and the name of the next occupant of the Rashtrapati Bhawan would be known by 5pm. According to Lok Sabha secretary general Anoop Mishra, who is also the returning officer of the election, the counting would begin at 11am.

Here’s what you need to know about tomorrow’s counting:

• First, the ballot box of Parliament House would be opened, and then, the ballot boxes received from states would be counted on alphabetical basis.

• The votes would be counted on four separate tables and there would be eight rounds of counting.

• An Election Commission official who has witnessed previous two presidential polls said, usually results are declared around 5pm.

• Close to 99% voting was recorded for electing India’s next president. The numbers are stacked in favour of the ruling coalition’s nominee Ram Nath Kovind over the opposition’s candidate Meira Kumar.

• Thirty two polling stations including the one in Parliament house, were set up in various states.

• A total of 4,896 voters—4,120 MLAs and 776 elected MPs—were eligible to cast their ballot.

• MLCs of states with legislative council are not part of the electoral college.

• While the value of an MLA’s vote depends on the population of the state he or she belongs to, the value of an MP’s vote remains the same at 708.

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