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Wednesday 23 August 2017
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HP voters polled peacefully, 75 % polling recorded in total

Himachal Pradesh recorded approximately 75 % voter turnout in the 68 state assembly constituencies. Narinder Chauhan, Chief Electoral Officer said that the poll in 68 Assembly Constituencies in the State of Himachal Pradesh has concluded peacefully as per the information received by 5.00 pm today. No untoward incident has been reported so far from any part of the State on the polling day.

Polling started slowly in the early hours and it picked up gradually only after 10.00 AM. The highest percentage of polling, 94.80 %, was reported from Nalagarh Assembly Constituency. The lowest polling percentage of 58.77 % was reported from Shimla Urban Assembly Constituency. Before we tell you the approximate voter turnout district wise, know that there are 68 constituencies in the sate with 46,08,359 voters in total and 459 candidates were in pursuit to win people’s confidence.

According to the information that reached the State Headquarters, total approximate percentage of voter turnout in all 12 districts is as follows:

Chamba = 75.25 %
Kangra = 72.68 %
Lahaul & Spiti = 74.97 %
Kullu = 78.74 %
Mandi = 76.95 %
Hamirpur = 70.33 %,
Una = 75.06 %
Bilaspur = 73 %
Solan = 80.34 %
Sirmour = 81.48 %
Shimla = 69.85 %
Kinnaur = 74.28 %

Chief Electoral Officer said that Assembly elections in the State were conducted in a peaceful and disciplined atmosphere with enthusiastic participation of the electors. He said that Election Machinery including District Administration and Police Personnel rendered their sincere services in making the poll process successful. He thanked the people of the State for their full cooperation in maintaining peace.

Chauhan said that all 7253 polling parties along-with polled Electoral Voting Machines (EVMs) were expected to reach their respective collection centers under tight security. The necessary arrangements have been made to keep polled EVMs in safe custody under tight security in the Strong Room till counting of the votes begins on 20th December, 2012. He said that counting of votes would start on 20th December, 2012 at 8.00 am under the supervision of Election Observers appointed by Election Commission of India.



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