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Bihar voting percentage elections 2020 updates: Estimated voter turnout at 55.22% till 5 pm, likely to rise, says EC

Bihar voting percentage elections 2020 updates |The voter turnout in phase one was 55.69 percent and it was 55.70 percent in phase two, the poll panel said.

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Bihar voting percentage elections 2020 updates: Estimated voter turnout at 55.22% till 5 pm, likely to rise, says EC

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Nov 07, 2020 - 19:42 (IST)

Bihar voting percentage elections 202o

EC shows turnout of 57.25% till 7 pm

The estimated voter turnout recorded in the third phase of the Bihar Assembly election till 7 pm was 56.59 percent, according to the Election Commission's Voter Turnout app.The district with the highest turnout is Kishanganj with 62.55 percent, the EC app said while the lowest turnout was recorded in Araria.

Nov 07, 2020 - 19:07 (IST)

Bihar voting percentage elections 202o

Turnout till 6 pm is 56.59%, says EC

The voter turnout recorded in the third phase of the Bihar Assembly election till 6 pm was 56.59 percent, the Election Commission data showed. The district with the highest turnout is Kishanganj with 62.55 percent, the EC app said.

Nov 07, 2020 - 17:57 (IST)

Bihar voting percentage elections 202o

Voter turnout climbs to 54.17%

As per the 5 pm report on the Election Commission's voter turnout app, the estimated polling percentage for the final phase of the state polls stood at  54.17 percent. Provisional figures show that the turnout in Kishanganj district was the highest at 59.99 percent till 5 pm while the lowest was ion Vaishali, with 49.97 percent electors casting their votes.

Nov 07, 2020 - 16:48 (IST)

Bihar voting percentage elections 2020

District-wise updates

Among the districts, the highest estimated voter turnout was recorded in Darbhanga (51.35 percent), followed by Supaul (51.12 percent) while the lowest polling percentage was recorded in Katihar (43.11 percent).

Nov 07, 2020 - 16:32 (IST)

Bihar voting percentage elections 2020

Highest voter turnout of 54% from Dhaka constituency at 4 pm

As per the 4 pm report on the voter turnout app, the estimated polling percentage stood at  45.91 percent. The highest voter turnout of 54 percent has been recorded from the Dhaka Assembly constituency while the lowest provisional turnout was recorded in Muzaffarpur (38 percent).

Nov 07, 2020 - 15:52 (IST)

Bihar voting percentage elections 2020

Latest update shows 45.91% voter turnout

As per the latest figures available on the Election Commission's voter turnout app, 45.91percent of the electorate for the third phase of the Bihar Assembly elections have exercised their franchise, up from 42.08 percent at 3 pm.

Nov 07, 2020 - 15:15 (IST)

Bihar voting percentage elections 2020

42.08% voter turnout recorded till 3 pm

The EC data shows that the voter turnout till 3 pm in the third phase of the election is 42.08 percent. Saharsa district has recorded the highest turnout with 48.98 percent, while Madhubani district is at the lowest with 36.23 percent.

Nov 07, 2020 - 14:49 (IST)

Bihar voting percentage elections 2020

Here are the districts with highest turnout as of 2 pm:

Muzaffarpur: 40.15 percent

Vaishali: 37.99 percent

Saharsa: 37.58 percent

Purnia: 37.23 percent

Katihar: 35.34 percent

Nov 07, 2020 - 14:39 (IST)

Bihar voting percentage elections 2020

Muzaffarpur records highest turnout till 2 pm

The Muzaffarpur district with six constituencies recorded the maximum voter turnout till 2 pm. The EC said that the district had recorded 40.15 percent. 

Nov 07, 2020 - 14:25 (IST)

Bihar voting percentage elections 2020

Bihar records 34.82% turnout till 2 pm

Bihar polls Updates 2020: The Election Commission in a briefing after the conclusion of polling, said that the provisional voter turnout for third phase is 55.22 percent till 5 pm, according to the voter turnout app and is expected to increase further. In 2015, the total poll percentage was over 56 percent, the poll panel said.

 As per the 5 pm report on the Election Commission's voter turnout app, the estimated polling percentage for the final phase of the state polls stood at  54.17 percent.

As per the 4 pm report on the voter turnout app, the estimated polling percentage stood at  45.91 percent. The highest voter turnout of 54 percent has been recorded from the Dhaka Assembly constituency while the lowest provisional turnout was recorded in Muzaffarpur (38 percent).

The EC data shows that the voter turnout till 3 pm in the third phase of the election is 42.08 percent. Saharsa district has recorded the highest turnout with 48.98 percent, while Madhubani district is at the lowest with 36.23 percent.

The Muzaffarpur district with six constituencies recorded the maximum voter turnout till 2 pm. The EC said that the district had recorded 40.15 percent.

A voter turnout of 22.74 percent has been recorded in the third phase of the Bihar Assembly polls till 1 pm, the EC said.

Following are the top performing districts: Muzaffarpur - 40.15 percent; Saharsa - 37.58 percent; Purnia - 36.86 percent; Katihar - 35.34 percent - Madhubani - 34.76 percent; Kishanganj - 34.45 percent.

The total turnout in the third phase of the Bihar election is 20.32 percent till 12 pm, according to the Election Commission. District-wise, Darbhanga has performed the best with a turnout of 26.58 percent. Meanwhile, the Samastipur district ranks the lowest with a turnout of 17.51 percent.

Till 11 a.m, Bihar has recorded a 19.62 percent voter turnout in the third phase of polling.

Around 2.35 crore people will cast their vote in the third phase of the Bihar Assembly election today (Saturday, 7 November). As of 10 am, the voter turnout recorded in Bihar is 7.69 percent.

So far, the first two phases of the election held on 28 October and 3 November saw a voter turnout of 55.69 percent and 53.51 percent, respectively.

Seventy-eight Assembly constituencies are set to go to polls on Saturday.

The combined voter turnout in the two phases was recorded at 53.79 percent on 3 November, the Election Commission said. The turnout was 55.35 percent in these constituencies in the 2015 Assembly polls, the EC added.

"The electoral exercise going on in the country is by far the largest exercise in the world amid the pandemic... the voter turnout in the first phase has been exceptionally good. The voter turnout has further continued and the confidence level has been much more in this phase," EC Secretary General Umesh Sinha said, announcing the phase two turnout figures.

RJD leader and grand alliance's chief ministerial face Tejashwi Yadav was among over 1,450 candidates in the fray in the second phase of the election.

Polling began at 7 am, but the time for its conclusion was extended by one hour till 6 pm to facilitate COVID-19 patients and those with symptoms of the disease to exercise their franchise during the final hour. The process, however, concluded early in the Maoist-hit areas.

Fifty-four Assembly bypolls spread across 10 states were also held on 3 November, which was the second phase of the Assembly election.

In the bypolls, Chhattisgarh recorded 71.99 percent turnout, Gujarat 57.98 percent, Haryana 68 percent, and Jharkhand 62.51 percent. The turnout in Odisha was 68.08 percent and 66.57 percent in Madhya Pradesh. In Nagaland, the turnout was 83.69 percent, while it was 81.44 percent in Telangana. In Uttar Pradesh, the turnout was 51.57 percent.

The Commission had said the figures "were dynamic in nature".

Besides 28 seats in Madhya Pradesh, eight Assembly seats went for bypolls in Gujarat, followed by seven in Uttar Pradesh, two each in Odisha, Nagaland, Karnataka and Jharkhand, and one each in Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Haryana. Five Assembly seats in Manipur and one Lok Sabha seat in Bihar will go for bypoll on Saturday.

In the second phase of the Bihar Assembly polls, 6,240 ballot units were deployed out of which 0.36 percent had to be replaced. Out of the 41,362 control units, 0.37 percent were replaced. Similarly, out of the 41,362 paper trail machines, 1.31 percent were replaced.

One control unit and at least one ballot units make for one EVM.

In the 54 Assembly bypolls, a total of 23,250 ballot units, 19,583 control units, and as many paper trail machines were deployed. Out of these 0.4 percent control units, 0.37 percent ballot units and 1.80 percent paper trail machines had to be replaced, Jain said.

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