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Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections will have 136 polling stations managed by women

Shimla: A total of 136 all woman-managed polling stations would be set up in all the 68 Assembly constituencies in Himachal Pradesh for the 9 November Assembly elections, Chief Electoral Officer Pushpendra Rajput said on Sunday.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

He said in order to motivate and ensure women's participation in the electoral process, the woman-run stations comprising two in each constituency have been set up for the first time in the state.

In these polling stations, women police personnel and all women employees would be deputed for duty. The maximum are in Kangra district, the state's largest district.

There are a total of 7,521 polling stations with Kaa in Kinnaur having the minimum number of six voters.

The highest polling station is Hikkim, located at a height of 15,000 feet in Lahaul-Spiti district with 46 voters.

A total of 49.13 lakh voters will cast their votes in Himachal Pradesh, presently ruled by the Congress, on 9 November to elect its new 68-member Assembly.

The result will be known on 18 December.

Updated Date: Oct 15, 2017 21:24 PM

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