Three-tier security arrangements have been made, with media and public communication rooms also set up, at all the counting stations in Himachal Pradesh, the official told news agency Press Trust of India.
According to Chief Electoral Officer Pushpendra Rajput, counting of votes will take place at 42 centres across the state. The results are likely to be declared by noon.
All the voting centres have eight to ten feet high wire mesh barricades with separate entry passages for counting staff and counting agents, Mr Rajput said.
The counting will be videographed at all centres, which will be under CCTV surveillance.
This year's election, held on November 9, recorded a highest ever polling of 74.61 per cent in Himachal Pradesh. 337 candidates, including 19 women, are contesting the polls with the BJP and Congress fighting to gain control in the state. 68 constituencies went to vote.
Incumbent Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is again Congress' nomination for the post, while Prem Kumar Dhumal is the BJP's candidate for the top post in the state.
If exit polls are to be believed, then Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BJP is set for victory in Himachal Pradesh, as well as Gujarat whose election results will also be announced on the same day.
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