Voter turnout in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry less than 2011 polls: EC

The percentage of voter turnout in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry is likely to go up as the figures were not final.

PTI May 18, 2016 17:23:38 IST
Voter turnout in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry less than 2011 polls: EC

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday revised the voter turnout of assembly elections in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, but they were less than the 2011 polls.

However, the percentage is likely to go up as the figures were not final.

Voter turnout in Tamil Nadu Puducherry less than 2011 polls EC

Representational image. Reuters

In Tamil Nadu, where the elections went off peacefully, 72 percent of the 5.82 crore voters turned out to cast votes, according to figures issued by quoting reports till 8 pm.

In the 2011 assembly polls, the figures were 78.12 percent and 73.85 percent in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

In Kerala, the figures available at 8 pm said that 71 percent of the total electors had cast votes. The figure was 75.12 percent in 2011 and 74.02 percent in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. At 6 pm too, the figure had stood at 71 percent, as told by EC during a media briefing at 7 pm.

In Puducherry, the voter turnout recorded at 8 pm was 84.11 percent, which was 75.12 percent in the 2011 assembly polls. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the turnout was recorded at 83.05 percent, the Commission said.

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