Shimla: Electronic Voting Machines (EVM)
would be used for the first time in urban local bodies
elections in Himachal Pradesh.
"EVMs would be used for the 48 Municipal Committees in
the state, elections for which would be conducted alongwith
the panchayat polls", state Election Commissioner Dev Swaroop
The five-year term of existing Panchayati Raj
Institutions (PRI) and urban local bodies expire in the last
week of January next year, Swaroop told medeapersons here.
He said that in order to ensure free and fair polls
for PRIs and local bodies, some changes have been made in the
procedure of preparing the electoral rolls.