Read Detailed HP Assembly Elections 2017 Statistics
Shimla: The high voter turnout in the elections to the Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh is a positive indicator for the health of democracy. However, two major political parties in the state, Bhartiya Janata Party and Indian National Congress, are, however, confused by the record breaking turnout.
The women voters outnumbered the male voters and youth also came out in large numbers to exercise their franchise.
As usual, the top leaders of the both parties are claiming victory in media statements post polling day. However, both parties seem to lack conviction.
What drove highest number of voters in this elections? Was it the awareness campaigns of the Election Commission or the rallies of BJP’s only hope Prime Minister Modi?
Moreover, in a previous article, we have already discussed the heavy investment made by BJP in campaign.
As per some sources, the Chief Minister and his son were doing extensive review of the voters’ lists at the Holly Lodge. Similarly, top state leaders of BJP are wondering whether fading Modi wave worked or not.
Surprisingly, Hamirpur district reported lowest turnout of 70.19 percent. The Shimla Urban also reported lowest turnout of 63.76 percent among all constituencies.
Chief Electoral Officer Pushpendra Rajput informed that elaborate security arrangements have been made for safe custody of EVM and VVPAT machines throughout the state.
The machines are stored in 100 strong rooms set up at 48 different locations.
He said three-tier security system and 3 companies of Central paramilitary forces have been deployed for round the clock security of these machines.
The machines will remain under tight security for the next 38 days as the counting is scheduled for December 18.
Here, take a look at the important highlights of the HP Assembly Elections 2017 in Detail:
|Total Voter Turnout||74.61%|
|District with Highest Voter Turnout||Sirmaur||81.05%|
|Constituency with Highest Voter Turnout||Doon ( District Solan)||88.95%|
|District With Lowest Voter Turnout in HP||Hamirpur||70.61%|
|Constituency with Lowest Voter Turnout||Shimla Urban||63.76%|
|Number of Total Eligible Voters||50,25,941|
|Number Voters Who Actually Cast Vote||37, 21, 647|
|Total Number of Female Voters||19,10,582|
|Total Number of Male Voters||18,11,061|
|Total Number of Third Gender Vote||4|
|Total Number of Constituencies||68|
|Total Number of Polling Stations||7,525|
|Total Voter Turnout in HP Assembly Elections 2003||74.51%|
|Total Voter Turnout in HP Assembly Elections 2007||71.61%|
|Total Voter Turnout in HP Assembly Election s 2012||73.51%|
|Constituency of BJP Chief Ministrial Candidate||Sujanpur|
|Constituency of Congress CM Candidate||Arki|
Miscellaneous facts about HP Assembly Elections 2017
|Largest Assembly Constituency Area wise||Lahaul and Spiti (No.21)|
|Largest Assembly Constituency Electorate wise||Sullah (No.14)|
|Smallest Assembly Constituency Electorate wise||Lahaul & Spiti (No.21)|
|Number and name of Assembly Constituencies with Straight Contest||Jhanduta, Bilaspur district (No.46)|
|Number of EVMs Used||Bus – 11283/ CUs-9809/VVPATs-11050|
Party wise Candidates in HP Assembly Elections 2017
|Candidates Party wise|
|Registered but unrecognized||27|
Constituency wise voter turnout in HP Assembly Elections 2017
Station wise details of the polling for HP Assembly Elections 2017
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Source: State Elections Commission