The counting of votes for the Gujarat Assembly elections 2017 and for Himachal Pradesh begins on Monday. The counting will begin at 8 am and results are expected by afternoon. The 182-member Gujarat Assembly went to polls in two phases on the 9th and 14th of this month. The political fate of 1,828 candidates will be decided in this election. The counting of votes will be held at 37 centres across the state's 33 districts, amid tight security. An average 68.41 percent polling was recorded in the two-phase Assembly elections in Gujarat. All EVMs and VVPATs have been kept in strong rooms under tight security arrangements including CCTV surveillance.