At 13,583 feet, Arunachal Pradesh has the highest polling booth in this election season. The state will go to polls on April 11 (Thursday).
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As the Lok Sabha polls kickstart in three days, some polling officers who are all geared up for the first phase of the elections will be climbing an altitude of 13,583 feet to reach the highest polling station of the country.
According to PIB, at 13,583 feet, the Luguthang polling station in Mukto assembly segment in Arunachal Pradesh is the highest poll booth in the country this year.
Luguthang has been identified as Polling Station No. 18.
The Malogam Temporary Structure polling booth in Malogam Temporary Structure has only one voter registered under it. The booth comes under Hayuliang (ST) Assembly constituency.
Arunachal Pradesh has 11 polling stations exclusively for women voters.
Arunachal will vote for the Lok Sabha elections in a single phase. There are two Lok Sabha constituencies in the northeast state, Arunachal East and Arunachal West.
According to PIB, seven candidates, including one woman, are in fray for Arunachal West Parliamentary constituency seat while 5 candidates are in fray for Arunachal East Parliamentary constituency seat. Arunachal has set up 2,202 polling stations for April 11.
The notification for elections to Arunachal Pradesh was issued on March18. Last date of filing nominations was March 25. The scrutiny of nominations took place on March 26 while the last date for withdrawal of candidates was March 28.
Simultaneous assembly and Lok Sabha elections will be held in Arunachal Pradesh in the first phase of elections on April 11 (Thursday).
There are a total of 7,98,248 voters in Arunachal Pradesh with 3,94,456 men and 4,03,792 women.