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Himachal Pradesh assembly polls on Nov 9, results on Dec 18

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh will be held in a single phase on November 9 and the will be declared on December 18, the Commission announced today.

The schedule for will be announced separately but assembly elections in the state will be held before December 18, Chief Commissioner A K Joti said at a press conference.

This, he said, is being done to ensure that the voting pattern of one state does not affect the other state.

"The comes into force immediately," Joti said while announcing the poll schedule for Himachal Pradesh.

The code of conduct will be applicable for Himachal Pradesh as well as for the Union in matters related to the state.

The poll process in will start with the issue of the gazette notification on October 23 when candidates can start filing their nominations.

Joti, who was flanked by Commissioners O P Rawat and Sunil Arora, said the last date for filing of nominations is October 23.

After scrutiny on October 24, the last date for withdrawal of nominations is October 26, he said.

will be the second state after Goa with 100 percent VVPAT (paper trail of votes) coverage. The paper trail machines will be deployed along with EVMs in all the 7,521 polling stations.

For the first time ever, the will set up 136 all-woman managed polling booths in Himachal Pradesh, with each constituency having two women.

The Commission has also increased the size of the VVPAT paper trail.

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 17:22 IST