Saturday, December 9, 2023
-5.6 C

Himachal elections on Nov 9, results on Nov 18; code in force with immediate effect



New Delhi, October 12: Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh will be held in a single phase on November 9, the Election Commission of India announced in New Delhi on Thursday. Counting of votes will be held on December 18.

Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Jyoti, accompanied by Election Commissioners Om Prakash Rawat and Sunil Arora made the announcement.

Punjab Political

The elections will be conducted by using electronic voting machines (EVMs) with voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT).

The model code of conduct comes into effect immediately.

While speculations were rife that the ECI may announces the poll dates for Gujarat Assembly also, Mr. Jyoti said the elections for the western State will be held later.

An estimated 49.05 lakh voters, including over 20,000 new voters, will be exercising their franchise from 7,521 polling stations in Himachal Pradesh.

Voter assistance booth will be set up and 200 wheel chairs have been arranged by the State government, Mr. Jyoti said. There will be 136 all-women managed poll stations this time, he added.

The ceiling for election expenditure per candidate is Rs. 25 lakh.

The Election Commission, for the first time use, RONet, an integrated application for conducted elections. It was first implemented in pilot basis in Ludhiana Assembly elections in February this year.

The term of the 68-member Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly will come to an end on January 7, 2018.

While the BJP is yet to annpunce its chief ministerial candidate, Congress has announced Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh as the nominee.

Key dates

Number of  Constituencies: 68

Date of Notification of election: Oct 13, 2017

Last date of nominations: Oct 23, 2017

Scrutiny of nominations: Oct 24, 2017

Last date for withdrawal of nominations: Oct 26, 2017

Voting: Nov 9, 2017

Counting on Dec 18, 2017

Himachal Khurki
Himachal Khurki
Himachali with blood, heart & Soul. Gali Gali Himachal Ki Nas Nas Mein Basi Hain. Truly loves & care about the state of Himachal Pradesh

Subscribe to our magazine

━ more like this

Which Habits Of Foreigners Must Be Adapted By Indians Now?

There are many nice things about foreign countries and their citizens but I am afraid  Indians need to learn a lot from the habits...

Top 5 Popular Cycling Routes In India To Check Out This Summer!

The GenX is discovering the benefits of cycling and getting hooked onto the sport. And if you are looking for routes, India has plenty...

Get Fresh…Yes, We Are Talking About Feminine Hygiene!

Get Fresh...And Smell Nice...

Latest Mauka Mauka Advt: Replaced By Indian Jersey

Boys love cricket, goes without saying. But these days we all love the promotion of the Indian Cricket Team through the new-age advertising. No need...

If You Are A Teacher Don’t Read it, Others Go-ahead!!

Whenever we say we miss our school days, we genuinely mean the fun, games period, friends, school trips, and all the stupid stuff. We never...


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here