Himachal Pradesh polling date announced. The election commission of India announced the assembly elections date of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday. It will be held on November 9 and counting of votes would be held on December 18. The model code of conduct comes into effect immediately. Achal Kumar Joti, Chief Election Commissioner, accompanied by Election Commissioners Om Prakash Rawat and Sunil Arora, disclosed that electronic voting machines (EVMs) with voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) would be used for the polls.Gujarat polls
Rumours are there that the ECI may announce dates for Gujarat Assembly polls also as Mr. Jyoti said that the elections to the western state would be held later.Chief election commissioner Jyoti said that, “Gujarat poll schedules are not announced right now due to the existing rules on time limit [46 days] for holding elections, but it will take place before December 18, to ensure that Himachal Pradesh election results do not impact the Gujarat elections.” 20,000 new voters are included in the estimated number of voters i.e 49.05 lakh, who will cast their votes in 7,521 polling stations in Himachal Pradesh.State Government will provide 200 wheel chairs and would also set up Voter assistance booths. He said that there would be 136 women managed poll stations this time.The maximum expenditure a candidate could make is Rs. 25 lakh. The ECI would use an integrated application for conducting the elections, i.e RONet, for the first time. It was first implemented on a pilot basis in the Ludhiana Assembly election in February.Himachal Pradesh polling date announced. Jyoti said that special option of getting one-way online voting system would be given to service voters, wherein they would be sent the encrypted ballot paper and its decryption key separately. They should send the filled ballot through post. Himachal Pradesh polling date announced.
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