Chandigarh, Apr 21 : Punjab Chief Electoral Officer on Sunday announced that as per schedule the filing of nomination papers for the upcoming Lok Sabha 2019 elections would start with issuance of notification on April 22, and would continue till April 29.
CEO Dr S Karuna Raju said, "The nominations for the upcoming elections would be filed in the office of respective returning officers situated in District Administrative Complex from 1100 to 1500 hours from April 22-29, 2019, excluding April 27 and April 28."
April 27 and 28 being fourth Saturday and Sunday, respectively, will be a holiday under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881. Therefore, nomination papers cannot be presented to the concerned Returning Officer.
The scrutiny of the nominations would be done on April 30, while the last date for withdrawal of candidature would be May 2.
The state with 2,03,74,375 registered voters will go to polls in a single phase for 13 Lok Sabha seats on May 19.