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Punjab’s neighboring state to go for election on Nov 12; ECI decision surprises everyone

Punjab’s neighboring state to go for election on Nov 12; ECI decision surprises everyone

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In a surprise move, Election Commission of India today announced the schedule of elections in Himachal Pradesh but skips to announce Gujrat elections. As per ECI officials, the commission will announce Gujrat election date after the results of Himachal Pradesh. The term of the Gujarat Assembly ends on February 18 next year while that of Himachal Pradesh on January 8, 2023

Punjab’s neighboring state to go for election Nov 12; ECI decision surprises everyone. Normally, election commission announces the poll schedule of poll bound states in one go. But this time the ECI skips to announce the poll schedule of another state and plan to announce after the announcement of first state’s result.

As per ECI, the term of the Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh is due to expire on the following date. The term and the strength of the Assembly along with seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, as determined by the Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008, are as under:

Name of State Term of Assembly No.          of

Assembly Seats

Reserved for SCs Reserved for STs
Himachal 9th January, 68 17 3
Pradesh 2018
8th January,

Election Commission of India (hereinafter ECI) is committed to conduct free, fair, participative, accessible, inclusive and safe election to the Legislative Assembly Himachal Pradesh before the cessation of its term, in exercise of the authority and powers conferred upon under Article 324 read with Article 172 (1) of the Constitution of India and Section 15 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951.

State No.  of        General Electors No. of Service Voters Total No. of electors as per electoral rolls
Himachal Pradesh 55,07,261 67,532 55,74,793

Number of young electors attained age of 18 years between 1st January, 2022 and 1st October, 2022:

Name of State 18+ electors (DOB-1st January-1st  October)
Himachal Pradesh 43,173

Number of Electors marked as PwD, Third Gender and Senior Citizen(80+), in the State of Himachal Pradesh are:

Name of State Total PwD Electors Total Third Gender Total Senior Citizens(80+)


56,001 37 1,22,093

Schedule for General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh

Poll Events

Single Phase

(All 68 ACs)

Date of issue of Gazette Notification

17th October, 2022


Last date for making nominations

25th October, 2022


Date for the scrutiny of nominations

27th October, 2022


Last date for the withdrawal of candidatures

29th October, 2022


Date of Poll

12th November, 2022


Date of Counting

8th December, 2022


Date before which the election shall be completed

10th December, 2022


October 14,2022


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