Himachal Pradesh will be the first state to use EVMs with VVPAT machines on all booths during assembly elections. The state will go to polls tomorrow in a single phase. Elaborate arrangements have been made for smooth conduct of polls. Additional police force has been deployed at vulnerable and critical polling stations. Except Jhanduta constituency in Bilaspur district, all other constituencies are likely to witness multi cornered contests.
AIR correspondent over 37 thousand polling personnel’s have set up 7,525 polling stations for morethan fifty lakh voters in different parts of the state. The election department has identified 983 as vulnerable while 399 as critical polling stations. The polling parties have also arrived in far flung areas of Pangi in Bharmour, Bara Bhangal in Baijnath and Dodra Kawar in Rohru assembly constituencies. The Kaa polling station Kinnaur tribal assembly constituency has only six voters. In Dharmashala segment of Kangra district two polling stations will be fully handled by divyang officials.