The poll panel also said that about 112 candidates are contesting the assembly elections as independents; the main parties, the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), are contesting on all the 68 seats.
The Bahujan Samaj Party is contesting on 42, CPI-M is contesting on 14, CPI is contesting on three and the Samajwadi Party and Nationalist Congress Party is contesting on two seats each.
A total of over 50.2 lakh voters consisting of over 25.68 lakh male and 24.57 lakh women voters will cast their votes on November 9.
Polling will be conducted at 7,525 polling stations across the state.
Dharamshala, with 12 candidates, is the constituency with maximum candidates, while Jhanduta reserved seat has the minimum candidates with only two candidates.
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