HP assembly elections to be held on Nov 9

North Gazette News/Shimla
The Election Commission on India on Thursday announced to conduct HP assembly elections on November 9, 2017.

While the result would be declared on December 18, 2017.

With the announcement, the Model Code of Conduct came into effect in the state today. All the provisions of the Model Code will apply to the whole of Himachal Pradesh and will be applicable
to all candidates, political parties and, the State Government of Himachal Pradesh.

The Model Code of Conduct shall also be applicable to the Union Government insofar as announcements/policy decisions pertaining to/for this State is concerned.

The Commission has made elaborate arrangements for ensuring the effective implementation of the MCC Guidelines. Any violations of these Guidelines would be strictly dealt with and the 10 General Elections to Legislative Assembly, 2017.

The Commission re-emphasizes that the instructions issued in this regard from time to time should be read and understood by all Political Parties, contesting candidates and their agents/representatives,
to avoid any misgivings or lack of information or inadequate understanding/interpretation.

The governments of the poll-bound States have also been directed to ensure that no misuse of official machinery/positionis done during the MCC period.

The Commission has also issued instructions for swift, effective and stringent action for enforcement of Model Code of Conduct during the first 72 hours of announcement of the election schedule and also for maintaining extra vigilance and strict enforcement action in the Last 72 hours prior to the close of polls.

These instructions have been issued in the form of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for compliance by the field election machinery.

Schedule for the General Election to the HP assembly elections 2017 :

Poll Events Himachal Pradesh (All 68 Assembly Constituencies)

Date of Issue of Gazette Notification 16.10.2017 (MON)

Last Date of Nominations 23.10.2017 (MON)

Date for Scrutiny of Nominations 24.10.2017 (TUE)

Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures 26.10.2017 (THU)

Date of Polling 09.11.2017 (THU)

Date of Counting 18.12.2017 (MON)

Date before which election shall be completed 20.12.2017 (WED)

Click here to Election Commission of India’s notification for HP assembly elections 2017 http://eci.nic.in/eci_main1/current/PN75_12102017.pdf

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