"Voting by using any other pen may lead to invalidation of the vote at the time of counting", said an EC release.
Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi told the media on Wednesday that Presidential elections will take place on July 17.
The Congress and other opposition parties have said that they would like to have consensus with the ruling party over the name of the presidential candidate. Pranab Mukherjee, who assumed office in July 2012, is the 13th President of India and his term is ending soon.
Recently, leaders of the opposition parties met together at Congress president Sonia Gandhi's residence on May 26 to discuss the probable presidential candidates.
As of 2017, the electoral college is made up of 4896 legislators, out of which 776 are Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha members and 4120 are MLAs.
Sources said the BJP will consult allies and announce its candidate after the EC declares the schedule of the poll.
A formal notification for the presidential elections will be issued on 14 June and last day for filing nominations is 28 June, Zaidi added.
The electoral college which elects the President through the system of proportional representation, comprises MPs and members of state legislative assemblies. Polling, if necessary, will be held on July 17.
The commission will be supplying specific pens for marking of the preferences during the polls. These pens, Zaidi said, will be provided to the electors by the election officer in the polling booth along with the ballot paper. 12 nominated members in Rajya Sabha are also ineligible.
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