SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls 2022, Election Commission has announced the polling dates for 68 seats in Himachal Pradesh.
Polling in Himachal Pradesh will be held on November 12 and the result will be declared on December 8. The commission, however, did not announce the elections for the Gujarat assembly, the term of which ends on February 18, 2023.
According to the Election Commission, there are 55 lakh eligible voters in the state, out of which 1.86 lakh are first-time voters.
#HimachalPradesh में आगामी विधानसभा चुनाव के लिए 7,881 PS will be set up across 68 ACs. आयोग की पहल के तहत 142 मतदान केन्द्रों का संचालन महिला मतदान कार्मिकों और सुरक्षा कर्मियों द्वारा किया जायेगा | 37 polling station ऐसे होंगे जिनमे आपका स्वागत दिव्यांगजन करेंगे| #ECI pic.twitter.com/osF4IlIU5w— Election Commission of India #SVEEP (@ECISVEEP) October 14, 2022
At the same time, elections for the 182 seats of the Gujarat Legislative Assembly are also to be held in the coming months. Its date has not been announced yet.
The panel said it was following past precedence in keeping the announcing in abeyance the schedule for the Gujarat assembly. The poll body convened a press conference at 3 pm. The term of the Himachal Pradesh assembly will end on January 8, 2023.
Last month, the chief election commissioner Rajiv Kumar and election commissioner Anup Chandra Pandey had visited Himachal Pradesh to review poll preparedness.
Himachal Pradesh voted to elect its legislative assembly on November 9, 2017. In the 68-member Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, the BJP defeated the Congress and won 44 seats, while the Congress secured only 21 seats in 2017.