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TWELFTH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 2002
The term of the tenth President Shri K. R Narayanan was to expire on 24-07-2002. The Twelfth Presidential Election was to be held before that date.
Shri R. C. Tripathi, Secretary-General, Rajya Sabha.
ASSTT. RETURNING OFFICERS
One Additional Secretary and one Joint Secretary in the Rajya Sabha Secretariat and the Secretary of each State Legislative Assembly along with one Officer of the rank of Addl. Secy./Joint Secy./Deputy Secretary of State Assemblies including NCT of Delhi and the UT of Pondicherry.
1. Notified on 11-06-2002
2. Last date for making nomination 25-06-2002
3. Scrutiny of Nominations on 26-06-2002
4. Last date for withdrawal 28-06-2002
5. Date of Poll 15-07-2002 (10 A.M. to 5.P.M.)
6. Counting of votes 18-07-2002
The Electoral College consisted of elected members of Lok Sabha , Rajya Sabha  and 30 State Legislative Assemblies  including NCT of Delhi and UT of Pondicherry. Thus the total electors were 4896.
NO. OF VOTES FOR EACH MEMBER
Each Member of Parliament had 708 votes and the number of votes for each Member of the State Legislative Assemblies differed from State to State on 1971 census.
|Sl. No||CANDIDATE||VOTES POLLED|
|1.||Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam||9,22,884|
|2.||Smt. Lakshmi Sahgal||1,07,366|
Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam was declared elected by the Returning Officer on 18th July 2002. He assumed office on 25th July 2002.