Just in: The Election Commission will announce the dates for the Assembly polls in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh at 4 pm today.
The Election Commission yesterday indicated that Gujarat may go to polls in December as the term of the current legislative assembly is coming to end in the third week of January.
Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) A K Joti also said that voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) system will be used in over 50,000 booths in Gujarat. VVPAT was first used in Goa polls earlier this year.
He said that paper slips will be counted at a single booth in each 182 constituencies to tally the number of slips and the votes cast.For the first time, the poll panel will also introduce all-women polling stations in Gujarat in all assembly segments. -- PTI