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Highlights: Himachal Pradesh assembly elections to be held on November 9, counting of votes on December 18

Elections in Gujarat will be held before December 18. Dates for election will be announced later.

india Updated: Oct 12, 2017 16:40 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Election Commission,Himachal Pradesh,Gujarat
Election Commission addresses press conference on Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh assembly elections.(ANI Photo)

Himachal Pradesh will go to polls on November 9, the Election Commission of India announced on Thursday. Results will be declared on December 18.

Chief election commissioner AK Joti said the polls in Gujarat will be held before December 18, so that results of Himachal Pradesh have no impact on them. Dates of elections in Gujarat will be declared later.

Below are the highlights:

4:32pm: CEC says the elections in Gujarat will be held before December 18, the counting day for Himachal polls.

4:30pm: The Election Commission hasn’t announced the dates for Gujarat assembly elections yet.

4:28pm: Himachal Pradesh to go to polls on November 9, counting of votes to be held on December 18

4:20pm: Increased the size of screen on VVPAT machines to 10 cm by 5.6 cm for the voters to able to verify their vote easily, says CEC

4:18pm: Expenditure limit for each candidate is Rs 28 lakh

4:15pm: Bulk SMSes and voice messages on phone shall also be in purview of election advertisements, says Chief Election Commissioner Achal Kumar Jyoti

4:13pm: Videography at all polling stations in Himachal Prdaesh

4:12pm: Model of Conduct comes into immediate effect

4:10pm: One VVPATmachine from each assembly constituency in HP will be checked on a pilot basis to verify results, says CEC

4:09pm: Himachal Pradesh will have 7521 voting centres

4:08pm: There will be all-women polling stations

4:06pm: Height of voting compartment will be increased, says CEC Achal Kumar Joti

4:05pm: EC says photo voter IDs to be used in Himachal polls

4:02pm: 49.5 lakh voters to vote in 68 assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh

First Published: Oct 12, 2017 16:01 IST