Chhattisgarh Elections: 76.35% Average Voter Turnout for 2 Phases
A total of 76.35 percent of the over 1.85 crore electors cast their votes in the two phases of the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections. The figure is slightly less as compared to the last elections in 2013, when 77.40 percent of the voters had exercised their franchise.
Polling concluded in the second phase of the state elections for 72 seats on Tuesday, 20 November, with 76.34 percent voter turnout being recorded.
For the first phase, the voter turnout was 76.39 percent.
The Assembly election in the state is being seen as a three-way contest, with the ruling BJP wrestling it out with the opposition Congress and the Ajit Jogi-Mayawati-led alliance emerging as a formidable third front.
- The results of Chhattisgarh elections will be declared on 11 December
- The polling in the second phase was for 72 seats spread across 19 districts
- The polling in the first phase on 12 November was for 18 seats in the Naxal-affected areas
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71.93% Voter Turnout Recorded in Second Phase of Chhattisgarh Polls: EC
A turnout of 71.93 percent was recorded till 6 pm in the second phase of Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday and polling remained incident-free, the Election Commission said.
Addressing a press conference, Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said the polling percentage is likely to rise further as a number of people were still in the queue for voting. He said the polling percentage for this phase is slightly higher than that recorded during 2013 which was 71.13 percent.
Sinha said Tuesday's election was peaceful and incident-free as elaborate security arrangements were made.
He added that a number of old voters, including those over 100 years of age, also exercised their franchise and the Commission had made arrangements for them.
The EC said with Tuesday's polling percentage, the total average turnout for Chhattisgarh has been 74.17 percent, which may go up further. During the first phase of voting on 12 November for 18 seats in the Naxal-affected areas of the state, a total of 76.42 percent polling was recorded.
Polling Concludes in Second Phase
Polling has concluded in the second phase of the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections. However, voting is still continuing at some polling booths where voters are in queue.
64.8% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 5 pm
64.8 percent voter turnout has been recorded till 5 pm in the second phase of polling for the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections.
59.41% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 4:30 pm
59.41 percent voter turnout has been recorded till 4:30 pm in the second phase of polling for the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections.