World’s highest polling station ‘Tashigang’ recorded 98.085 polling

12 November, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

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98.08 percent of eligible voters turned out to cast ballots in Lahaul and Spiti's Tashigang today, the world's highest polling place.

98.08 percent of eligible voters turned out to cast ballots in Lahaul and Spiti’s Tashigang today, the world’s highest polling place.

51 of the 52 registered voters turned out to vote in Himachal Pradesh’s election for a new state government. The polling place in Tashigang, which is located at an elevation of 15,256 feet, was designated a Model Polling Place in order to make voting simple for elderly and disabled people.

Voting for the next Himachal Pradesh government’s 68 seats got underway amid heavy security on 8 am today.

The destiny of the 412 candidates who are running for office will be decided by a total of 55,92,828 voters who can cast their ballots till today at 5 p.m.

There are 28,54,945 males and 27,37,845 women and 38 third- gender electorates in the state as a whole. This time around, there might be up to 24 female candidates running across parties.

Earlier on November 10, the intense campaigning for the state elections came to an end. The key players, BJP and Congress, sent out their heavy hitters, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, and Chattisgahr Chief Minister Bhupaesh, among others, to support their respective party candidates.

The battle is between the state’s incumbent BJP, which wants to keep control by breaking the pattern of an alternative party taking office every five years since 1982, and Congress, which is relying on the “10 assurances” that were included in the party’s platform to win them over.