Approx 66 % voting in Himachal Pradesh
Today’s voting will seal the fate of 38 candidates, including all four sitting Lok Sabha members and BJP’s Shanta Kumar. Nearly 48,10,071 voters (24, 77,430 male and 23, 35,641 female), are likely to exercise their franchise. Over 10,000 police personnel and 7400 home guards have been deployed across the state to ensure free, fair and peaceful voting. As HP goes to polls, read this section for live updates.chandigarh Updated: May 07, 2014 21:42 IST
Approx 65.06 % polling in Himachal Pradesh
62.25 % voter turnout in Himachal till 5 pm
54.80 % polling in HP till 3 pm
45.54 % polling in Himachal till 1pm
District wise break up till 1pm
Lahul and spiti 40. 64%
Kullu 43. 76%
Former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal after casting his vote in Himachal
Shanta Kumar showing his inked finger at polling booth.
AAP candidate from Hamirpur Kamal Kanta Batra going to cast vote at Palampur
32% in polling in Himachal till 11 am
District wise break up till 11am
Kangra 30. 23%
Lahaul and Spiti 26.30%
Mandi 31. 52%
Una 36. 53%
Solan 32. 94%
Kinnaur 35. 51%
16.15 % polling in Himachal till 10am
District wise break up till 10 am
Lahaul and spiti 12.09%
Himachal minister Vidya Stokes showing her inked finger after casting her vote
Independent India's first voter Shyam Saran Negi casts his vote at Kalpa in Kinnaur district (Mandi Parliamentary seat). Election Commission honours him.
15 % voting in Mandi till 8.30 am.
20% voting in Hamirpur till 9am.
15 % voting in Shimla till 8.30 am.
EVMs replaced at Jubbal in Shimla district and in some polling booths in Mandi District.
Virbhadra Singh posts this picture after casting vote at Rampur Bushahr in Himachal.
Polling begins in four Lok Sabha contituencies at 7 a.m.
All arrangements in place for voting in HP
The stage is set for eighth phase elections to four Lok Sabha seats in Himachal Pradesh which will decide the fate of 38 candidates, including former Chief Minister Shanta Kumar and BJP's Anurag Thakur on Tuesday.
Elaborate security arrangements have been made for tomorrow's polling and over 10,000 police personnel and 7400 home guards will be deployed across the state to ensure free, fair and peaceful voting.
Polling parties have reached booths along with election material, state Chief Electoral Officer Narinder Chauhan said.
Inter-state borders have been sealed to check entry of anti-social elements, officials said.
The one-month-long no-holds-barred electioneering, which drew to close last evening, witnessed Congress and BJP leaders trading charges and hurling personal allegations.
Nearly 48,10,071 voters (24, 77,430 male and 23, 35,641 female), including 84,461 first-timers, are likely to exercise their franchise.
Today's voting will seal the fate of 38 candidates, including all four sitting Lok Sabha members and Shanta Kumar, in Electronic Voting Machines.
The Congress, BJP, Aam Admi Party and BSP have fielded candidates in all the four seats while the CPI-M is contesting only two seats.
Twelve candidates are in the fray in Kangra Lok Sabha constituency, 10 in Hamirpur, nine in Mandi and seven in Shimla (Reserve) constituencies.
Voting for Sujanpur assembly bypoll will also be held today.