Additional Chief Electoral Officer (Additional CEO) Rupali Thakur said here today that State Election Department was making all out efforts to ensure free and fair Bye-elections in Pachhad and Dharamshala on 21 October, 2019. She said that total 202 polling stations have been set in both the ACs, out of which 113 in Pachhad AC and 89 in Dharamshala, including one Auxiliary polling station at Dari in Dharamshala AC.
She said 82137 voters will cast their votes that in Dharamshala AC, while 74487 in Pachhad AC. One Auxiliary polling station at Dari old age home will facilitate 24 old age inmates in Dharamshala AC.
13 in Pachhad and 10 in Dharamshala AC have been identified as vulnerable polling stations, while 4 polling stations have been categorized as critical in Dharamshala AC.
89 polling parties, consisting of 356 personnel in Dharamshala AC, while 113 polling parties, consisting of 452 personnel have been deployed for smooth conduction of Bye elections.
She said that the election campaign will come to an end by 5 PM on 19 October.