In the primary part on Sunday, 1,227 panchayats had gone to polls, whereas voting will probably be held for 1,137 panchayats within the third and last part on Thursday
Shimla: About 80 % turnout was recorded for 1,208 gram panchayats within the second of the three-phase panchayati raj establishment (PRI) elections in Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, an official spokesperson stated.
Seventy-five COVID-19 sufferers and quarantined individuals have been amongst those that exercised their proper to franchise whereas following COVID protocol on Tuesday, he added.
The highest 96 % voting was reported from Nandpur gram panchayat at Nalagarh improvement block in Solan district, he added. In Hamirpur district, about 78 % polling was recorded within the district.
The counting of votes for ward members, deputy village heads and village heads is being performed quickly after completion of voting.
However, counting of votes for members of the panchayat samitis and zila parishads will probably be performed on 22 January. The election course of will probably be accomplished by 23 January, he stated.
The candidates are contesting these elections as independents and never on celebration symbols.
Earlier 1,227 panchayats had gone to polls through the first part on Sunday. Voting for 1,137 panchayats will probably be held through the third and last part on Thursday, he added.
The state has a complete of three,615 gram panchayats of which polling will probably be held for 3,583 panchayats besides 32 in Keylong of tribal Lahaul-Spiti district, electoral officers stated.
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