Electronic Voting Machines (Representative Photo) & nbsp
Shimla: The counting of votes for the election of Panchayat Samiti and Zilla Parishad members will begin on Friday morning. Voting for the Panchayat Raj was held in three phases on January 17, 19 and 21.
The state government has reported about 81 per cent turnout in the third and final phase of the panchayat elections in Himachal Pradesh on Thursday. In the first phase, 1,227 panchayats went to the polls. The second phase of polling took place in 1,208 panchayats on Tuesday.
As a result of the election of the Panchayat Samiti members, the counting process was announced at the constituency headquarters immediately after the completion of the counting process
Lodhi Majra panchayat of Nalagar development constituency in Solan has registered 94 per cent turnout. Candidates are running independently in these elections, not on party symbols, and the entire election process will be completed by January 23.
There are about 3,615 gram panchayats in Himachal Pradesh, of which 3,583 will go to the polls, with the exception of 32 in Keelang in Lahaul-Spiti district. Forty-nine Govt-19 patients and isolated people exercised their right to vote, a government spokesman said.
The Himachal Pradesh government has declared a three-day public holiday in view of the polls for the panchayat elections. Among those who exercised their right were 75 corona virus patients and isolated individuals who followed the Govt protocol on Tuesday.
“Governor, Himachal Pradesh is pleased to announce January 17, 2021. Sunday (January 19, 2021 (Tuesday) and January 21, 2021 (Thursday)) have been declared public holidays in Himachal Pradesh due to the general elections for the Panchayat. In the areas of Raj companies) on the respective dates (if a referendum takes place), ”HP said in the government order.