SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election 2017 overview. The assembly elections are going to be held next week in Himachal Pradesh. The main contest is between BJP and Congress. Former Chief Minister from BJP, 73-year-old Prem Kumar Dhumal will be going up against 6-time CM from Congress, 83-year-old Virbhardra Singh. The assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh will take place on November 9 and voting would be held in a single phase. There are 7,521 polling booths installed across 68 constituencies.Also, each of the 68 constituencies will have two polling booths for women, making a total of 136. While the counting of votes will take place on December 18, same day as Gujarat elections.The filing of nominations began on October 16 and ended on October 23. A total of 479 nominations have been filed for the Himachal Pradesh polls.
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