Shimla MC Poll results: Candidates and supporters await the outcome as counting begins
Shimla, May 4
As the siren at the Telegraph office sounded, counting for the 34 wards of Shimla MC poll results has started at the Government Seniors School. With it, heartbeats of all participating candidates and their supporters has also picked-up.
The results of the Municipal Corporation elections in Himachal Pradesh are set to be declared today. The counting of votes for the 34 wards of the Municipal Corporation will be completed in five rounds, with each round covering a specific range of wards. Approximately 55,662 votes will be counted across 149 booths in these 34 wards.
Ward numbers 1 to 7 will be counted in the first round, 8 to 14 in the second round, 15 to 21 in the third round, 22 to 28 in the fourth round and 29 to 34 in the fifth and final round.
The Chhota Shimla School has been designated as the counting center for the municipal elections, with eight tables set up for the purpose. Seven tables will be used for EVMs, while the eighth table will be used for postal belt paper counting. Each table will be manned by three officials, and the counting of votes will take place in four rounds on seven tables. The fifth and final round will cover six wards. A total of five dozen counting personnel have been instructed to accomplish the task
Candidates and their agents will be allowed to remain inside the counting hall until the counting of votes is completed. However, mobile phones will not be permitted inside, and the police administration has tightened security around the strong room and the campus.
District Election Officer Aditya Negi has confirmed that the preparations for the counting of votes have been completed. Meanwhile, District Magistrate Aditya Negi has issued an order imposing a complete ban on roads from Brockhurst to Kasumpti Bazar today. May 4 has been declared a holiday in Government Senior Secondary School, Kasumpti.
It is worth noting that the court case challenging the delimitation of the wards has delayed the end of the five-year term of the Municipal Corporation, which was originally set to conclude in June 2022.
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