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The 16th Presidential election to the Office of the President of India was held on July 18, 2022. The counting of votes is being held on July 21, 2022. Two candidates Droupadi Murmu and Yashwant Sinha are in the fray to be the next President of India. Scroll down for the detailed and state-wise results of the Indian Presidential Election 2022.

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TOTAL(PARLIAMENT + ASSEMBLIES)

TOTAL VOTES: 4809
TOTAL VALUE: 1,086,431
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled28241877
Value676,803380,177
percentage62.30%34.99%
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PARLIAMENT

VOTE VALUE: 700
VOTES: 776
TOTAL: 543,200
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled540208
Value378,000145,600
percentage69.59%26.80%
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ALL ASSEMBLIES

VOTE VALUE: 0
VOTES: 4033
TOTAL: 543,231
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled22841669
Value298,803234,577
percentage55.00%43.18%
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ANDHRA PRADESH

VOTE VALUE: 159
VOTES: 175
TOTAL: 27,825
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled1730
Value27,5070
percentage98.86%0.00%
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ARUNACHAL PRADESH

VOTE VALUE: 8
VOTES: 60
TOTAL: 480
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled554
Value44032
percentage91.67%6.67%
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ASSAM

VOTE VALUE: 116
VOTES: 126
TOTAL: 14,616
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled10420
Value12,0642,320
percentage82.54%15.87%
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BIHAR

VOTE VALUE: 173
VOTES: 243
TOTAL: 42,039
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled133106
Value23,00918,338
percentage54.73%43.62%
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CHHATTISGARH

VOTE VALUE: 129
VOTES: 90
TOTAL: 11,610
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled2169
Value2,7098,901
percentage23.33%76.67%
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GOA

VOTE VALUE: 20
VOTES: 40
TOTAL: 800
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled2812
Value560240
percentage70.00%30.00%
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GUJARAT

VOTE VALUE: 147
VOTES: 182
TOTAL: 26,754
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled12157
Value17,7878,379
percentage66.48%31.32%
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HARYANA

VOTE VALUE: 112
VOTES: 90
TOTAL: 10,080
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled5930
Value6,6083,360
percentage65.56%33.33%
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HIMACHAL PRADESH

VOTE VALUE: 51
VOTES: 68
TOTAL: 3,468
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled4522
Value2,2951,122
percentage66.18%32.35%
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JHARKHAND

VOTE VALUE: 176
VOTES: 81
TOTAL: 14,256
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled709
Value12,3201,584
percentage86.42%11.11%
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KARNATAKA

VOTE VALUE: 131
VOTES: 224
TOTAL: 29,344
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled15070
Value19,6509,170
percentage66.96%31.25%
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KERALA

VOTE VALUE: 152
VOTES: 140
TOTAL: 21,280
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled1139
Value15221,128
percentage0.71%99.29%
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MADHYA PRADESH

VOTE VALUE: 131
VOTES: 230
TOTAL: 30,130
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled14679
Value19,12610,349
percentage63.48%34.35%
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MAHARASHTRA

VOTE VALUE: 175
VOTES: 288
TOTAL: 50,400
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled18198
Value31,67517,150
percentage62.85%34.03%
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MANIPUR

VOTE VALUE: 18
VOTES: 60
TOTAL: 1,080
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled546
Value972108
percentage90.00%10.00%
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MEGHALAYA

VOTE VALUE: 17
VOTES: 60
TOTAL: 1,020
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled478
Value799136
percentage78.33%13.33%
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MIZORAM

VOTE VALUE: 8
VOTES: 40
TOTAL: 320
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled2911
Value23288
percentage72.50%27.50%
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NAGALAND

VOTE VALUE: 9
VOTES: 60
TOTAL: 540
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled590
Value5310
percentage98.33%0.00%
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ODISHA

VOTE VALUE: 149
VOTES: 147
TOTAL: 21,903
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled1379
Value20,4131,341
percentage93.20%6.12%
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PUNJAB

VOTE VALUE: 116
VOTES: 117
TOTAL: 13,572
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled8101
Value92811,716
percentage6.84%86.32%
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RAJASTHAN

VOTE VALUE: 129
VOTES: 200
TOTAL: 25,800
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled75123
Value9,67515,867
percentage37.50%61.50%
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SIKKIM

VOTE VALUE: 7
VOTES: 32
TOTAL: 224
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled320
Value2240
percentage100.00%0.00%
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TAMIL NADU

VOTE VALUE: 176
VOTES: 234
TOTAL: 41,184
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled75158
Value13,20027,808
percentage32.05%67.52%
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TELANGANA

VOTE VALUE: 132
VOTES: 119
TOTAL: 15,708
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled3113
Value39614,916
percentage2.52%94.96%
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TRIPURA

VOTE VALUE: 26
VOTES: 60
TOTAL: 1,560
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled4118
Value1,066468
percentage68.33%30.00%
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UTTARAKHAND

VOTE VALUE: 64
VOTES: 70
TOTAL: 4,480
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled5115
Value3,264960
percentage72.86%21.43%
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UTTAR PRADESH

VOTE VALUE: 208
VOTES: 403
TOTAL: 83,824
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled287111
Value59,69623,088
percentage71.22%27.54%
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WEST BENGAL

VOTE VALUE: 151
VOTES: 294
TOTAL: 44,394
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled71216
Value10,72132,616
percentage24.15%73.47%
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DELHI

VOTE VALUE: 58
VOTES: 70
TOTAL: 4,060
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled856
Value4643,248
percentage11.43%80.00%
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PUDUCHERRY

VOTE VALUE: 16
VOTES: 30
TOTAL: 480
DROUPADI MURMUYASHWANT SINHA
Votes Polled209
Value320144
percentage66.67%30.00%
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YASHWANT SINHA

FAQs

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Who elects the President of India?
The President of India is not directly elected by the people but by their representatives (MPs & MLAs). In other words, the President is elected indirectly by an Electoral College comprising elected members of both Houses of Parliament and the elected members of the Legislative Assemblies of all the States, including National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union Territory of Puducherry. It is to be noted that nominated members are ineligible to vote.
What is the term of the Office of the President?
The President shall remain in office for a term of 5 years. The President, however, can continue to hold office beyond the five-year period until a successor assumes charge. In cases where a President's term of office is terminated early, or during their absence, the Vice President takes charge.
When is the election for the Office of President of India held?
The Election Commission shall issue notification for election on or after the sixtieth day before the expiry of the term of office of the outgoing President. The election schedule shall be so fixed, that the President-elect can enter office on the day following the expiry of the term of the outgoing President.In cases of early vacancy occurring by reason of death, resignation or removal, or otherwise, the election shall be held as soon as possible after, but within six months from the date of occurrence of the vacancy.
Who conducts the election to the Office of the President of India?
The authority to conduct elections to Parliament and to the Legislature of every State and of elections to the offices of President and Vice President is vested in the Election Commission of India.
What electoral process is adopted for the election to the Office of the President?
The President of India is elected by a proportional representation system through Single Transferrable Vote (STV) and the voting shall be by secret ballot. In this system, each voter can mark as many preferences as the number of contesting candidates. This is done by placing the figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and so on against the name of the candidates, in the order of preference, on the ballot paper. (Marking of first preference is compulsory, others are optional).
What qualifications are required to contest the election to the Office of the President of India?
For anyone to contest the election to the Office of President, the following requirements are mandatory: 1. Must be a citizen of India. 2. Must have completed 35 years of age. 3. Must be eligible to be a member of the Lok Sabha. 4. Must not hold any office of profit under the Government of India or the Government of any State or under any local or other authority (Exceptions being the offices of President and Vice-President, Governor of any State and Ministers of Union or State).
Apart from the above, what conditions need to be fulfilled for a nomination to be valid?
1. The nomination paper of a candidate must be signed by at least 50 eligible voters as proposers and at least 50 eligible voters as seconders. (A voter cannot propose or second more than one candidate.) 2. The nomination paper must be presented to the Returning Officer within the stipulated time on the day appointed for the purpose 3. A security deposit of Rs. 15,000 is to be made 4. The candidate should also furnish proof of name in the current electoral roll for the Parliamentary Constituency in which the candidate is registered as an elector
Who is appointed the Returning Officer/Assistant Returning Officer? Who makes such appointment?
The Election Commission of India makes such appointments. By convention, the Secretary General of Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha is appointed as the Returning Officer, by rotation. Two senior officers of the Lok Sabha/ Rajya Sabha Secretariat and the Secretaries and one senior officer of Legislative Assemblies of all States, including NCT of Delhi and the Union Territory of Puducherry are also appointed as the Assistant Returning Officers.
Can a candidate submit more than one nomination paper? What would be the security deposit in such case?
Yes. A candidate can submit a maximum of four nomination papers. However, only one security deposit is required. Also, the security deposit shall be forfeited if the candidate is unelected, and their number of valid votes does not exceed one-sixth of the required quota.
Can an elector propose or second the nomination of more than one candidate?
No. If an elector subscribes as proposer or seconder in the nomination papers of more than one candidate, then his/her signature shall be deemed operative only on the nomination paper first delivered to the Returning Officer.
When can candidates file their nomination? Who scrutinises it?
All nomination papers are received and scrutinized by the Returning Officer. The nomination can be filed either by the candidate or by any of the proposers or seconders between 11.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. on any day, other than public holiday, prescribed by the EC.
What are the grounds for rejection of the nomination of a candidate?
A nomination paper may be rejected on the following grounds: - 1. If any of the proposers or seconders is not qualified to subscribe a nomination paper i.e., he/she is not a valid elector. 2. If the nomination paper is not subscribed by the required number of proposers or seconders. 3. If the signature of the candidate or any of the proposers or seconders is not genuine or has been obtained by fraud. 4. If the nomination paper is not presented within the prescribed timeframe or failure to make required security deposit. However, a candidate’s nomination shall not be rejected if he/she has submitted another set of nomination papers in which no irregularity has been committed.
Where is the election to the Office of the President held? And where are the votes counted?
A Room in the Parliament House in New Delhi and a room in the Secretariat building of State Legislative Assemblies in each state, including NCT of Delhi and UT of Puducherry, are fixed as places of polling. The counting of votes is done in the office of the Returning officer at New Delhi.
Can the electors choose their place of voting?
Yes. While normally MPs vote in New Delhi (Parliament House) and MLAs vote in their respective states (legislative assemblies), facilities are provided for any MP to vote in any of the States/NCT of Delhi/UT of Puducherry. Similarly, an MLA may vote in New Delhi or at any of the approved places mentioned above. However, such voters are required to give prior notice to the Election Commission. It is to be noted that an elector cannot exercise their vote by proxy.
What is the colour and form of ballot papers used in the election?
The ballot papers come in two colours - green ballot paper printed in Hindi and English for MPs & Pink ballot paper printed in English and official language(s) of the respective State for MLAs. Each ballot paper has two columns - one containing the names of the candidates and the other for marking preferences by the elector for each candidate.
Does the Election Commission provide writing material to fill the ballot paper?
The Election Commission will supply particular pens to mark the vote on ballot paper. As per the latest press note issued by EC, using any other pen shall lead to invalidation of the vote at the time of counting.
How does the Presidential election differ from other elections?
In any other election, the value of the vote is the same. A citizen's vote is counted as one vote. However, the value of votes differs in Presidential election. Here, the value of the MP vote differs from the value of the MLA vote. Also, the value of votes of MLAs varies from State to State. However, the value of vote of all MPs is the same.
How is the value of votes calculated?
The value of votes of electors is determined based on population of the States. Until the census taken after the year 2026 is published, population as ascertained by the 1971 Census will be used (as per 84th Constitutional Amendment). MLA vote value The value of each MLA vote is calculated by dividing the population of the State as per 1971 Census, by the total number of elected members of the respective state assembly, and then divide the quotient by 1000. Total Value of votes of all members of each State Assembly is derived by multiplying the number of seats in the Assembly by the number of votes for each member in the state. MP vote value The total value of votes of all the States is divided by the total number of elected members of Parliament to get the value of votes of each MP. The value of all the votes put together (MPs & MLAs) is the total value of the votes for any Presidential Election.
Can NOTA, anti-Defection Law be applicable in Presidential elections?
No, neither NOTA nor the provisions of anti-defection law are applicable here. Members of the Electoral College can vote according to their conscience and are not bound by any party whips.
How can an elector under preventive detention cast their vote?
An elector under preventive detention can cast his/her vote through the postal ballot.
Can a disabled or illiterate elector take the help of a companion to record their vote?
No. Unlike in Parliamentary and Assembly elections, an elector cannot take the help of a companion. The Presiding Officer will provide assistance in recording the vote in case the person is unable to read, or is visually or physically challenged.
Is the winner elected on the basis of simple majority? Or by a specified quota of votes?
Since every elector has as many preferences as candidates contesting the elections, the winner has to secure specific quota of votes to be declared elected, i.e., 50% of valid votes polled +1.
What is the procedure of counting in a presidential election?
The valid ballot papers are distributed among the contesting candidates based on first preference marked on each of them for those candidates. Here, the value of votes each candidate receives is determined by multiplying number of ballot papers on which the first preference is marked for the candidate, by the value of vote which each ballot paper of a member (MP or MLA) represents. Total votes secured by each contesting candidate are ascertained by adding together the value of votes secured by candidate from MPs & MLAs. This is the first round of counting.
How is the quota of votes to be secured by the winning candidate determined?
The value of votes of each contesting candidate is added to arrive at the total value of valid votes polled. This total is divided by two, and one is added to the quotient obtained, ignoring the remainder, if any (50% + 1) to determine the required quota. If a candidate's total value of the votes at the first count is equal to, or greater than, the quota, he/she is declared elected by the Returning Officer.
What happens if there is no clear winner in the first round of counting?
If no candidate secures the requisite quota in the 1st round, counting proceeds whereby the candidate credited with the lowest number of votes is excluded and all their ballot papers are distributed among the remaining candidates based on second preferences marked. The value of such transferred ballot papers will be the same as the value at which the excluded candidate received them. The ballot papers on which second preference is not marked are treated as exhausted ballot papers and shall not be further counted, even if the third or subsequent preferences are marked. The process continues until a candidate obtains the quota of votes.
What happens if no candidate secures the quota of votes required?
If none secure the required quota and ultimately one person remains as the lone continuing candidate in the election process, he/she is declared elected even if they fail to reach the quota.
What are the grounds for rejection of the ballot papers?
The Returning Officer shall reject a ballot paper as invalid if:- 1. The figure 1 is not marked 2. The figure 1 is marked against the name of more than one candidate or is marked in a manner which renders it doubtful as to which candidate it is intended to apply 3. The figure 1 and some other figure is marked against the name of the candidate 4. Any mark is made by which the elector may be identified. 5. The preference is marked in words like one, two, three or first preference, second preference, third preference, etc instead of in figures 1, 2, 3, etc. 6. A postal ballot may be rejected if the elector’s signature on the declaration and the attestation form received with the ballot paper is not duly attested by the authority (normally, the officer-in-charge of the jail or the place of detention).
Can the result of the election to the Office of the President be challenged?
Yes. An election to the Office of the President can be challenged through an election petition presented to the Supreme Court. The petition should be supported by a candidate or twenty or more electors and submitted after, but within 30 days from the date of publication of election result.
Is nomination valid if a proposer/seconder ceases to be an elector of Presidential election?
A nomination paper is valid as long as the proposer/seconder remains a member of the electoral college on the date of filling of nomination of the candidate concerned.
If the election of an MP/MLA is set aside by order of the High Court but the Supreme Court grants limited stay, is the person eligible to vote?
In such cases, the MP/MLA in question does not have the right to vote in a presidential election.
Who is in charge of transportation of the ballot boxes?
Assistant Returning Officer(s) make arrangements for conducting the poll and for transportation of the ballot boxes and other important election materials. The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of each State, including NCT of Delhi and UT of Puducherry shall supervise and coordinate with the Assistant Returning Officer(s). To ensure a free and fair election, senior officers of the Government of India are appointed as Observers at the place(s) of polling.
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