Elections are going to be held on all the 68 assembly seats of Himachal Pradesh today, November 12. This time, 55,92,828 voters of the state will decide the political fate of 412 candidates, including 24 women, in the EVM today. The polling will start at 8 am and will continue till 5 pm. The counting of votes will take place on December 08.
In Himachal Pradesh, candidates and their supporters went door-to-door on Friday urging people to vote for them as part of their last-ditch efforts after the election ruckus in Himachal Pradesh came to an end at 5 pm on Thursday. There are 67559 service voters, 22 overseas Indian voters and 5525247 general voters in the total electorate in the state. The number of women voters is more than men in the state. Of these, 2854945 are women, 2737845 are men and 38 are third gender voters. Original passport will have to be shown for voting by those overseas voters who are included in the voter lists under the Representation of the People Act as per passport details.
Security beefed up for elections
Tight security arrangements have been made to conduct elections in the state in a free and transparent manner. Vigil has been increased on its borders. Apart from 11880 State Police personnel, 8381 Home Guard personnel, 67 companies of Central Reserve Police Force will be deployed. 31536 state government employees have been deployed for polling.
7881 polling stations were set up
7881 polling stations have been set up for the elections in which 7235 are in rural and 646 in urban areas. Apart from this, three auxiliary polling stations have been set up at Siddhbari, Bada Bhangal and Dhillwan. Women workers will operate 157 polling stations in the state.
These documents will be valid for voting
The State Election Office issues photo identity cards to voters. If a voter does not have a photo identity card, he will be able to vote by showing 12 other alternative photo identity cards. These identity cards are Aadhaar card, MNREGA job card, photo passbook issued by bank or post office, health insurance smart card issued by Ministry of Labour, driving license, PAN card, smart card of RGI under NPR, Indian passport, pension document with photo. , photo identity cards issued to employees of Central/State Government/Public Undertakings/Public Limited Companies, government identity cards issued to MPs/MLAs/Legislative Council members and Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Unique Disability ID (UDID) card.
Traditionally, the contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress has been fought in the state till now, but this time the Aam Aadmi (AAP) party has also fielded its candidates in all the seats, due to which the contest in many seats is triangular. The presence of strong independent candidates has turned multi-cornered. BJP is currently in power in the state.
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