President Ram Nath Kovind’s term ends on July 24. Moreover, the next president must take the oath of office by July 25th, according to Article 62 of the Constitution.
Members of the electoral college. Which includes elected members of both houses of Parliament. As well as elected members of legislative assemblies from all states. Also, including the National Capital Territory of Delhi and the Union Territory of Puducherry, elect the President.
Nominated members of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha, as well as state legislative legislatures, are not eligible to be included in the electoral college, and hence are not allowed to vote in the election. Members of the legislative councils, therefore, are not eligible to vote in the presidential election.
The presidential election of 2017 were held on July 17th.