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Poll dates as it happened: EC says Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections planned such to ensure voting patterns remain unaffected in Gujarat
  • 17:11 (IST)

    Not the first time, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat Assembly polls to be conducted separately

    The EC said that in 2007 and 2012, the Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh were announced separately.

  • 17:05 (IST)

    On conducting simultaneous elections

    The Election Commission said 40 lakhs EVMs and VVPATs are expected to be received from its manufacturers BHEL and Electronic Corporation of India which will help conduct Lok Sabha and Vidhan Sabha elections simultaneously, said the EC.

  • 16:55 (IST)

    Monitoring committees to be set up to keep a check on paid news

    To counter the menace of paid news, the EC said monitoring committees at state and district levels will be set up in the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls.

  • 16:49 (IST)

    Gujarat election dates delayed due to ongoing flood rehabilitation

    In a letter to the Election Commission from the Gujarat chief secretary, the state government asked for additional time as the July floods relief and rehabilitation is yet to completed properly, according to Chief Election Commissioner AK Jyoti. Since roads have been washed out, and the relief works began in September, the state government asked for more time to enforce the Model Code of Conduct. 

  • 16:47 (IST)

    CCTV camera coverage to be provided, says EC

    The Election Commission announced Himachal Pradesh polls will be videographed with CCTV coverage and webcasting facilities. The District Election Officer will arrange cameras, allotment of symbols, preparation and storage of EVMs, polling processes etc. 

  • 16:40 (IST)

    Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections to be held in November to avoid weather conditions affecting polling

    Another reason Himachal Pradesh polls are being held earlier in November is to ensure weather factors such as snowfall do not affect voting, according to EC. 

  • 16:36 (IST)

    Reason behind large gap between voting and counting of votes in Himachal Pradesh

    The large gap between the voting and counting of votes in Himachal Pradesh is to ensure there is no effect on voting patterns in Gujarat Assembly elections which will be held before 18 December, says EC. 

  • 16:33 (IST)

    Important dates for Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections:

    Date of filing nominations - 16 October, 2017
    Last date of filing nominations - 23 October, 2017 
    Last date of scrutiny - 24 October, 2017
    Last date for withdrawal of nominations - 26 October, 2017 
    Date of polling: 9 November, 2017 
    Counting of votes: 18 December, 2017
    Completion of elections - 20 December, 2017

  • 16:29 (IST)

    Gujarat Assembly polls to be announced later, says EC

  • 16:29 (IST)

    Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls to be conducted on 9 November

The dates for the Assembly elections in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh are likely to be announced on Thursday.

The three-member Election Commission headed by Chief Election Commissioner AK Jyoti will address a press conference at 4 pm at which the full poll schedule for the two states was likely to be released.

The term of the 182-member Gujarat Assembly ends on 22 January, 2018 while that of the 68-member Himachal Pradesh's Assembly ends on 7 January, 2018.

The Election Commission on Monday indicated that Gujarat may go to polls in December as the term of the current legislative assembly is coming to end in the third week of January.

A team of EC officials headed by the CEC was on a visit of Gujarat to assess the poll preparedness.

With inputs from IANS

Updated Date: Oct 12, 2017 17:30:37 IST



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