The State Election Commission (SEC) has notified the election programme for conducting the general elections to municipal committees of Himachal Pradesh.
An SEC spokesman said nomination papers could be filed between 11 am and 3 pm on December 26, 28 and 29 at designated places and before the officers appointed by the returning officers. The nomination papers would be scrutinised on December 30, he said, adding that the candidates could withdraw their papers on January 1, following which the list of candidates with their names and symbols allotted to them would be prepared.
The list of polling stations would be displayed for public on or before December 26, and the polls would be held from 7 am to 3 pm on January 10, 2016.
The spokesman said the counting of votes would be held immediately at the municipal headquarters, adding that the election process would be completed by January 11, 2016.