Assembly Elections in Himachal Pradesh on 12 November, Results on 8 December: EC

The term of the legislature of Himachal Pradesh ends on 8 January.

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Assembly Elections in Himachal Pradesh on 12 November, Results on 8 December: EC
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The Election Commission of India on Friday, 14 October, announced the dates of the 2022 Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh.

Voting in Himachal Pradesh will take place in a single phase.

In Himachal Pradesh, there are 68 seats in the legislative assembly, and the threshold to form the majority is 35 seats.

Here are the dates of polling in the state.


When are the Elections in Himachal Pradesh?

  • Last dates for filing nominations for each phase: 25 October

  • Date of polling: 12 November

  • Date of result: 8 December


Other Key Points From the ECI's Address

The dates were announced by Rajiv Kumar, the Chief Election Commissioner of India. Here are the other key points from the press conference:

  • There are over 55 lakh eligible voters in the state, including 1.86 lakh first-time voters, and 1.22 lakh aged 80-plus.

  • There will be 7,881 total polling stations, including 142 managed entirely by women and 37 by persons with disabilities.

  • The elections will be conduced with COVID protocos in place

  • The ECI has formed social media teams to curtail fake news related to the polls

  • In order to increase voter turnout, low turnout polling stations have been identified and the ECI will try to persuade voters in the jurisdictions of those stations to go out and vote

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