Bihar Recorded 55.69% Voter Turnout In First Phase Of Assembly Elections
A voter displays his inked finger for a photograph after casting his vote at a polling station during the third phase of voting for national elections in New Delhi, India. (Photographer: Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg)

Bihar Recorded 55.69% Voter Turnout In First Phase Of Assembly Elections

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The first phase of the Assembly elections in Bihar recorded 55.69% voter turnout, the Election Commission said on Thursday.

A total of 71 assembly constituencies of Bihar went to polls on Wednesday in the first of the three-phase elections amid tight security and with Covid-19 guidelines in place.

As compared to corresponding assembly constituencies which went to poll in the 2015 assembly elections and the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the turnout this time was higher.

In the 2015 assembly elections, the turnout was 54.94% in the corresponding constituencies. In the 2019 Lok Sabha polls -- with the same assembly seats mapped to parliamentary seats -- the turnout was 53.54%.

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"So turnout in phase one is higher than both the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections," a spokesperson said.

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