District Election Officer and Deputy Commissioner of Shimla Manish Garg told that out of 79,956 electorates (including 43,762 men and 36,194 women) 51,235 cast their vote to decide the fate of 95 contestants including 7 for Mayor, five for deputy mayor in 25 wards.
He said that highest turn out was recorded in ward no 8-Tutikandi registering 74,71 percent polling and lowest at ward no 6 Tuto with 50.83 percent polling.
He further added that polling was largely peaceful except sporadic incidents of
minor sang in EVM in all the 151 polling booths. More than 1500 official had been deputed for the smooth conduct of poll that started during the early hours.
It is first time when polling for Mayor and Deputy Mayor was held separately before this two top posts had been appointed among the elected 25 councilors.
Candidates include most of women as 50 percent seats were reserved for women in the MC poll out of 83 councillor women were in fray on 43 as 13 wards were reserved for women besides this all parties also put women in the fray open seat.
The battle in the all MC would was triangular as three major parities BJP, Congress and CPI(M) are fighting for the civic body more over BSP and NCP have also pitted their candidates in the fray.
The counting of vote would be held on May 28, 2012. About 300 employees would take part in the counting.