The Election Commission
has identified Sh. Shyam Saran Negi as oldest voter in Himachal Pradesh
(HP). Sh. Negi, aged 95, lives in Kalpa Tehsil, District Kinnaur. H.P.
Sh. Negi retired from Government Primary School in 1975 and his family
includes wife, four sons and five daughters.
Sh. Negi was among the first to cast his vote in independent India’s
first Election in October 1951, of H.P. State Legislative Assembly from
10- Chini Assembly Constituency later renamed as Kinnaur. At that time,
election in snow-bound 10- Chini (now Kinnaur) was held ahead of other
places in the State.
Interestingly, the world’s highest Polling booth will also be located in
H.P. at the height of 15000 ft above sea level. This Polling Station
will be at Hikkam in Lahaul & Spiti Assembly Constituency located on
motorable road. The Hikkam Polling Station will serve 333 voters,
comprising 180 male & 153 female voters.