Shimla: Election office is all geared up for the count as all electronic voting machines, even those in the high altitude regions or those in land locked valleys have safely reached their designated places and are put away in strong rooms.
Anil Khachi, chief electoral officer, said, all the 7253 polling parties that were deployed for conduct of the poll have reached their collection centres safely. The seven polling parties from Dodra Kawar and one from Bara Bangal have been airlifted and all EVMâ€™s have been deposited in strong rooms, he added.
In the high altitude tribal zone, which forms part of the Mandi parliamentary seat, there would be extra counting centres at Kaza in Spiti valley, Rekong Peo in Kinnaur, Pangi and one at Bharmaur in Chamba. Besides that counting of votes would be held in Mandi town, Sundernagar, Sarkhaghat, Rampur and Kullu .
For Kangra parliamentary seat counting would be held at Chamba, Dharmshala, Nurpur, Palampur and Dehra.
For Shimla parliamentary seat, counting would be held at Shimla, Solan and Nahan
For Hamirpur parliamentary seat the counting would be done at Hamirpur, Una, Bilaspur and in Dehra as Jaswan-Pragpur assembly segment forms part of the constituency.
Separate, election observers for each counting centres have been deployed and all observers have reached their respective destinations, said Khachi.
At the conclusion of a peaceful poll on Wednesday, the election office put out a revised 58.78 percentage polling for the 2009 Lok Sabha election.
In all 31 candidates are testing the electoral tide for the 4 parliamentary seats that the state has.
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