Chief Electoral Officer, Himachal Pradesh, C. Palrasu informed today evening that the bye-elections for Mandi Lok Sabha constituency and Fatehpur, Arki and Jubbal-Kotkhai Assembly constituencies were held peacefully.
He informed that about 57.73 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the by-elections held in Mandi Lok Sabha constituency.
The voting percentage in the by-elections of Fatehpur Assembly constituency of Kangra district was around 66.20 percent. Around 64.97 per cent votes cast their vote in Arki Assembly constituency of Solan district whereas about 78.75 per cent voters exercised their franchise during the by-election in Jubbal-Kotkhai Assembly constituency of Shimla district.
The Chief Electoral Officer said that all necessary arrangements were made as per the guidelines of the Election Commission of India to conduct free, fair and fearless polling. He informed that webcasting was also arranged in 50 percent of the polling stations out of the total polling stations. He thanked the voters for peaceful polling and appreciated the efforts of HPSEDC and BSNL for all the officers and staff posted on polling duty and cooperation in webcasting.
He informed that the counting of votes cast for the bye-elections will be done on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.