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Polling percentage in Chhattisgarh dips as compared to 2013

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Srishty Choudhury | Updated on: 21 Nov 2018, 12:17:20 AM
Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections: Voting concludes, 71.93% turnout recorded in second phase, says EC

New Delhi:

Chhattisgarh recorded a total of 74.17 per cent turnout, with more than 1.85 crore electors cast their votes. In the second phase of polling held Tuesday in 72 assembly seats, the voter turnout was recorded at 71.93 per cent till 6 PM. The overall turnout is less by nearly three per cent as compared to the last elections, the Election Commission said on Tuesday.

State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Subrat Sahoo said the final turnout percentage may rise. "An average turnout of 71.93 per cent was recorded in 72 constituencies till 6 pm. The polling was completely peaceful and incident-free. The polling time ended at 5 pm but those voters who were still in line were given tokens and allowed to vote," Sahoo said at a press conference after the polling in Ranchi on Tuesday evening.

During polling, 114 ballot units, 89 control units and 359 VVPATs of EVMs were replaced due to technical snag, he said. Naxal-affected Assembly constituencies in Kabirdham, Gariaband, Mahasamund, Balod and Balrampur districts witnessed peaceful polling, Sahoo said.

Here are the highlights:

71.93%  voter turnout recorded in the second phase of the Chhattisgarh assembly polls: Election Commission 

58.47% voting recorded till 4 PM in the second phase of voting. 

Presiding officer arrested from Ajit Jogi-bastion Marwahi.

12.54% voting recorded till 10 AM in the second phase of voting

Voting did not start in the Urumduga polling booth in Koreya due to an EVM glitch, Firstpost reported. Voting also stopped in a polling centre in the Bharatpur Sonhat Vidhan Sabha after the EVM stopped working. In Raipur, voting on booth numbers 126 and 127 was halted because of EVM malfunction.

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First Published : 20 Nov 2018, 08:00:40 AM