The forthcoming 2017 assembly election to Jwalapur is set for a triangular contest among BJP, Congress and BSP. Though the BJP candidate from the Hardwar Lok Sabha constituency, Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, had won the parliamentary seat in 2014, he had trailed behind the Congress nominee Renuka Rawat in the Jwalapur assembly segment by 21 votes.
Chander Shakhar is the sitting MLA of Jwalapur assembly seat which he won in 2012 on behalf of BJP by defeating his nearest BSP rival Madan Lal by a small margin of 558 votes in a triangular contest. In that election to the seat, while Chander Shakhar polled 21303 votes, the BSP nominee received 20745 votes and was followed by Congress’s Braj Rani who got 20649 votes. The remaining nine contestants forfeited their deposits.
Jwalapur is reserved for the candidates belonging to the scheduled castes. Jwalapur is one of the fourteen assembly segments falling under the Lok Sabha constituency of Hardwar. B.H.E.L. Ranipur, Hardwar, Rishikesh, Doiwala, Dharampur, Bhagwanpur, Jwalapur, Pirankaliyar, Roorkee, Khanpur, Manglaur, Laksar and Hardwar are the other thirteen assembly constituencies within Hardwar parliamentary constituency.
PCs Sekhupur alias Kankhal, Bodahedimohiudeenpur, Atmalpur Bongla, Rohalki Kishanpur, Mirpur Mawajpur, Garh, Shivdaspur alias Teliwala, Kotamuradnagar, Sohalpur Sikroda, Daluwala, Shadevpur Shawajpur, Mukarpur, Alawalpur, Ahmadpur Grant and Dadupur Govindpur of Jwalapur KC of Hardwar Tehsil are covered by Jwalapur assembly constituency which also contains under its jurisdiction PCs Banjarewalagrant, Nokara Grant, Dolatpurhajratpur alias Budhwashaid, Fatehullapur alias Telpura, Aurangjebpur. Kheri Shikohpur, Kheri Shikohpur J.M., Sikroda-I, Majahidpur Satiwala and Ibrahimpur Masahi of Bhagwanpur KC of Roorkee Tehsil.
A total of 90228 electors were eligible to vote in the 2012 assembly election to Jwalapur. Of them, 49195 were males and 41033 were female voters.