Readers' guide to presidential election
The counting of presidential election, 2012 is on JULY 22. The result will be declared the same day
Statement of value of elected members of the state legislative assemblies and bothe houses of parliament as per provisions of Article 55(2) of the constitution
Sl. Name of State Number of Population Value of Total Value of
No. Assembly Seats (1971 census) Vote of Votes for
(Elective) Each M.L.A. the State
1 ANDHRA PRADESH 294 43502708 148 148X294 = 43512
2 ARUNACHAL PRADESH 60 467511 8 008X060 = 480
3 ASSAM 126 14625152 116 116X126 = 14616
4 BIHAR 243 42126236 173 173X243 = 42039
5 CHHATTISGARH 90 11637494 129 129X090 = 11610
6 GOA 40 795120 20 020X040 = 800
7 GUJARAT 182 26697475 147 147X182 = 26754
8 HARYANA 90 10036808 112 112X090 = 10080
9 HIMACHAL PRADESH 68 3460434 51 051X068 = 3468
10 JAMMU & KASHMIR* 87 6300000 72 072X087 = 6264
11 JHARKHAND 81 14227133 176 176X081 = 14256
12 KARNATAKA 224 29299014 131 131X224 = 29344
13 KERALA 140 21347375 152 152X140 = 21280
14 MADHYA PRADESH 230 30016625 131 131X230 = 30130
15 MAHARASHTRA 288 50412235 175 175X288 = 50400
16 MANIPUR 60 1072753 18 018X060 = 1080
17 MEGHALAYA 60 1011699 17 017X060 = 1020
18 MIZORAM 40 332390 8 008X040 = 320
19 NAGALAND 60 516449 9 009X060 = 540
20 ODISHA 147 21944615 149 149X147 = 21903
21 PUNJAB 117 13551060 116 116X117 = 13572
22 RAJASTHAN 200 25765806 129 129X200 = 25800
23 SIKKIM 32 209843 7 007X032 = 224
24 TAMIL NADU 234 41199168 176 176X234 = 41184
25 TRIPURA 60 1556342 26 026X060 = 1560
26 UTTARAKHAND 70 4491239 64 064X070 = 4480
27 UTTAR PRADESH 403 83849905 208 208X403 = 83824
28 WEST BENGAL 294 44312011 151 151X294 = 44394
29 NCT OF DELHI 70 4065698 58 058X070 = 4060
30 PUDUCHERRY 30 471707 16 016X030 = 480
Total 4120 549302005 = 549474
[A] VALUE OF EACH VOTE OF MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT :
LOK SABHA  + RAJYA SABHA  = 776
[B] Total value of votes of 776 members of parliament = 708 X 776 = 549408
[C] Total electors for the Presidential election = MLAs  + M.Ps.  = 4896
[D] Total value of 4896 Electors for Presidential election 2012 = 549474 + 549408 = 1098882
PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS COUNTING OF VOTES AND DECLARATION OF RESULTS
27. Place and time for counting of votes.—The counting of votes shall take place at the office of the Returning Officer in New Delhi on such day and at such time as the Election Commission may appoint in this behalf; and the Election Commission shall give notice to all the candidates of the date and time so appointed.
28. Admission to the place fixed for counting.—The Returning Officer shall exclude from the place fixed for counting of votes all persons except:—
(a) such persons as he may appoint to assist him in the counting; (b) the candidates and one representative at a time authorised in writing by each candidate; (c) public servants on duty in connection with the election; and (d) persons authorised by the Election Commission.
29. Maintenance of secrecy of voting.—Before the counting begins, the Returning Officer shall read out the provisions of section 22 to the persons present.
30. Statement showing the number of votes of each elector at the Presidential election.—For the purposes of every Presidential election, the Election Commission shall furnish the Returning Officer with a statement showing the number of votes which every elector has under the provisions of clause (2) of article 55; and every ballot paper put in by an elector at that election shall be deemed to represent as many votes as that elector is shown as having in that statement.
31. Ballot papers when invalid.—(1) A ballot paper shall be invalid on which.— (a) the figure 1 is not marked; or (b) the figure 1 is marked opposite the name of more than one candidate or is so marked as to render it doubtful to which candidate it is intended to apply; or (c) the figure 1 and some other figures are marked opposite the name of the same candidate; or (d) any mark is made by which the elector may afterwards be identified.
Explanation.—The figures referred to in clauses (a), (b) and (c) of this sub-rule may be marked in the international form of Indian numerals or in the Roman form or in the form used in any Indian language, but shall not be indicated in words. 47 (2) A ballot paper shall also be invalid if, being a postal ballot
paper, the signature of the elector is not duly attested.
32. Procedure upon opening each ballot box.—After each ballot box and also each sealed cover (if any) received under sub-rule (3) of rule 26, has been opened, the Returning Officer shall— (a) count the number of ballot papers taken out therefrom and complete Part II of the Ballot Paper Account in Form 6;
(b) scrutinise the ballot papers and separate those which in his opinion are valid from those which in his opinion are invalid, endorsing on the latter the word "rejected" and the ground of rejection; and(c) arrange all the valid ballot papers in parcels according to the first preferences recorded for each candidate: Provided that if, at a Presidential election the ballot box used at a place of polling contains ballot papers of electors who, at their request
are specially permitted by the Election Commission in pursuance of rule 7 to cast their votes at the said place of polling, such ballot paper shall, after the counting and recording in Form 6 is completed, be separated and added to the other ballot papers of the same kind used by electors in the same category and shall thereafter be scrutinised.
33. Determination of result.—After all the ballot boxes and sealed covers (if any) have been opened and the ballot papers have been scrutinised and arranged, the Returning Officer shall proceed to determine the result of the voting in accordance with the instructions contained in the Schedule to these rules.
34. Recounting.—The Returning Officer may, either on his own initiative or at the instance of any candidate or of the authorised representative of a candidate in the absence of that candidate, recount votes, whether once or more than once, when the Returning Officer is not satisfied as to the accuracy of a previous count; Provided that nothing herein contained shall make it obligatory on the Returning Officer to recount the same votes more than once.
35. Declaration of result.— (1) When the counting is complete and the result of the voting has been determined, the Returning Officer
shall forthwith— (a) announce the result to those present; (b) report the result to the Central Government and the Election Commission under section 12;
(c) prepare and certify a return of the election in Form 7; and (d) seal up in separate packets the valid ballot papers and the rejected ballot papers and record on each such packet a description of its contents. (2) The Returning Officer shall, as soon as may be thereafter, forward the certified return to the Election Commission.