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Voting percentage election 2019 updates: Election Commission says 66 percent turnout recorded in second phase

Sixty-six percent voter turnout was recorded in the second phase of Lok Sabha polls on Thursday, Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said.

FP Staff April 18, 2019 20:47:28 IST
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Voting percentage election 2019 updates: Election Commission says 66 percent turnout recorded in second phase
  • In Phase 2 of the Lok Sabha election on Thursday, 18 April, 95 parliamentary constituencies will go to the polls

  • Voting will take place across 12 states and the Union Territory of Puducherry, including all 39 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu

  • A few constituencies of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal will vote in Phase 2

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Apr 18, 2019 - 23:10 (IST)

Phase 2 voter turnout

Apr 18, 2019 - 20:49 (IST)

EC says 66 percent voter turnout recorded: PTI

Sixty-six percent voter turnout was recorded in the second phase of Lok Sabha polls on Thursday, Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said. Polling was held for 95 Lok Sabha seats in 11 states and the union territory of Puducherry with Tamil Nadu witnessing contest in 38 constituencies.

Fourteen seats in Karnataka also went to polls along with 10 in Maharashtra, eight in Uttar Pradesh, five each in Assam, Bihar and Odisha, three each in Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, two in Jammu and Kashmir and one seat each in Manipur and Puducherry. Elections were also held in 35 assembly constituencies in Odisha while bypolls are being held in 18 assembly segments in Tamil Nadu.

Apr 18, 2019 - 19:31 (IST)

Overall voter turnout touches 63.26 percent

ASSAM: 75.61%
BIHAR: 59.73%
CHHATTISGARH: 70.31%
JAMMU AND KASHMIR: 43.71%
KARNATAKA: 64.45%
MAHARASHTRA: 57.87%
MANIPUR: 76.01%
ODISHA: 57.81%
TAMIL NADU: 62.65%
UTTAR PRADESH: 61.12%
WEST BENGAL: 76.43%
PUDUCHERRY: 75.07%

Apr 18, 2019 - 18:37 (IST)

Karnataka voting percentage latest updates (as of 6 pm)

 
 
Udupi Chikmagalur: 69.84%
Hassan: 71.20%
Chitradurga: 61.75%
Dakshin Kannada: 72.97%
Tumkur: 70.28%
Mandya: 71.75%
Mysore: 63.20%
Chamarajanagar: 66.51%
Bangalore Rural: 59.43%
Bangalore North: 48.28%
Bangalore Central: 42.43%
Bangalore South: 49.36%
Chikkballapur: 69.33%
Kolar: 69.99%

Apr 18, 2019 - 18:35 (IST)

West Bengal voting percentage latest updates (as of 6 pm)

Jalpaiguri: 82.76%
Darjeeling: 72.30%
Raiganj: 73.31%

 

Apr 18, 2019 - 18:18 (IST)

Uttar Pradesh voting percentage latest updates (as of 6 pm)

 
Nagina: 57.91%
Amroha: 64.27%
Bulandshahr: 57.10%
Aligarh: 59.76%
Hathras: 57.19%
Mathura: 56.33%
Agra: 56.46%
Fatehpur Sikri: 57.90%

Apr 18, 2019 - 18:16 (IST)

Maharashtra voting percentage latest updates (as of 6 pm)

 
 
Buldhana: 57.10%
Akola: 54.18%
Amravati: 54.78%
Hingoli: 56.22%
Nanded: 59.64%
Parbhani: 55.52%
Beed: 56.33%
Osmanabad: 57.06%
Latur: 56.27%
Solapur: 52.01%

Apr 18, 2019 - 18:07 (IST)

Overall voter turnout at 61.63 percent by 6 pm
 

ASSAM: 73.41%
BIHAR: 57.60%
CHHATTISGARH: 68.95%
JAMMU AND KASHMIR: 43.37%
KARNATAKA: 61.94%
MAHARASHTRA: 55.58%
MANIPUR: 75.69%
ODISHA: 57.81%
TAMIL NADU: 62.65%
UTTAR PRADESH: 58.03%
WEST BENGAL76.30%
PUDUCHERRY: 73.04%

Apr 18, 2019 - 17:27 (IST)

Odisha voting percentage latest updates (as of 5 pm)


Bargarh: 54.88%  
Sundargarh: 54.54%  
Bolangir: 55.17%  
Kandhamal: 54.01%  
Aska: 53.80%

Apr 18, 2019 - 17:22 (IST)

West Bengal voting percentage latest updates (as of 5 pm)



Jalpaiguri  82.76%
Darjeeling  64.07%
Raiganj  73.31%

Voting percentage election 2019 LATEST updates: Sixty-six percent voter turnout was recorded in the second phase of Lok Sabha polls on Thursday, Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said.

At 7 pm, overall voter turnout was 63.26 percent with Uttar Pradesh at 61.12 percent, Assam at 75.61 percent, Bihar at 59.73 percent, Chhattisgarh at 70.31 percent,  and Jammu and Kashmir at 43.71 percent.

At 6 pm, overall voter turnout at 61.63 percent. Tamil Nadu saw 62.65 percent turnout, Manipur registered 75.69 percent turnout, Chhattisgarh witnessed 68.95 percent turnout, and Maharashtra saw 55.58 percent turnout.

At 5 pm, overall voter turnout was at 52.15. Assam saw 62.95 percent turnout, Uttar Pradesh witnessed 51.91 percent turnout, Bihar recorded 47.49 percent turnout, and Jammu and Kashmir saw 38.92 percent turnout.

By 4 pm, overall voter turnout was recorded at 51.03 percent. Puducherry recorded 58.77 percent, West Bengal 65.59 percent, Uttar Pradesh 50.12 percent, Tamil Nadu 51.90 percent and Maharashtra saw 45.11 percent turnout.

By 3 pm, overall voter turnout was recorded at 39.50 percent.

Assam recorded 52.50 percent, Bihar 39.21 percent, Chhattisgarh 47.77 percent, Karnataka 36.72 percent, and West Bengal 34.33 percent.

By 2 pm and seven hours into voting, the overall voter turnout across the country was recorded at 38.28 percent

In terms of voter turnout, at 1 pm, Assam had recorded 40.17 percent, Bihar 22.88 percent, Chhattisgarh 37.60 percent, Karnataka 21.47 percent and West Bengal 34.33 percent.

By 12 pm, the overall voting percentage across the country stood at 21.23 percent, with West Bengal, Manipur and Chhattisgarh recording 33.52 percent, 31.52 percent and 30.53 percent respectively.

As of 11.30 am, voting percentage across the country was 20.40 percent, with Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, and Assam registering 30.53 percent, 33.52 percent and 26.39 percent respectively.

By 11 am, India had seen an overall voter turnout of 10.03 percent. Assam registered 18.23 percent, Bihar 12.55 percent, Chhattisgarh 14.18 percent and Uttar Pradesh 12.84 percent.

At 10 am, overall voter turnout stood at 7.89 percent. Manipur has seen 16.60% of voting completed, while Assam, Bihar and Chhattisgarh have seen 11.78%, 10.10% and 13.09% respectively.

By 9.30 am, the state of Chhattisgarh had seen 13.09 percent of the electorate coming out to vote. At the same time, West Bengal witnessed a voter turnout of 12.43 percent.

Assam is the first state to cross the 10 percent mark overall, with voter turnout reaching 10.53%. Meanwhile in Bihar, 8.44 percent of the electorate has come out to vote.

By 9 am, the overall voter turnout across all 12 states that are going to the polls today stands at 0.32%

Till 8 am, 5 seats in Bihar have recorded 5.73 percent voter turnoutIn Phase 2 of the Lok Sabha election on Thursday, 18 April, 95 parliamentary constituencies will go to the polls. Voting will take place across 12 states and the Union Territory of Puducherry, including all 39 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu.

In Phase 2 of the Lok Sabha election on Thursday, 18 April, 95 parliamentary constituencies will go to the polls. Voting will take place across 12 states and the Union Territory of Puducherry, including all 39 Lok Sabha constituencies in Tamil Nadu.

A few constituencies of Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Manipur, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal will vote in Phase 2.

In addition to these, 35 Assembly segments under five Lok Sabha constituencies of Odisha — Bolnagir, Aska, Bargarh, Sundargarh, Kandhamal — will also vote in the state polls. The Odisha Assembly election is being held in four phases simultaneously with the Lok Sabha election. Phase 1 saw polling in 28 Assembly constituencies.

In Phase 2 on Thursday, over 15,97,34,000 voters will exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 1,629 candidates. The Election Commission has set up 1,81,000 polling booths to ensure smooth conduct of voting.

For security concerns in some states — Odisha and Chhattisgarh in Phase 2 — voting in various Lok Sabha constituencies is spread over phases in the Assembly constituencies that fall under them.

The Election Commission on Tuesday deferred polling in the Tripura (East) Lok Sabha seat to Phase 3 on 23 April, saying that the prevailing law and order situation in the region was not conducive to hold free and fair polls.

Citing reports of state chief electoral officer and special police observer, the poll panel said, "The law and order situation prevailing ... is not conducive to the holding of free and fair poll."

The returning officer had feared that "miscreant elements" may thwart the polling process in the constituency. Based on the ground and intelligence reports, he had requested for additional central police force.

Polling will now be held on 23 April, by which time the law-and-order situation in the constituency would improve and become "conducive to the holding of free and fair election", the EC said.

In Tamil Nadu's Vellore, voting was cancelled after the recovery of a huge amount of cash allegedly from a DMK candidate's office a few days ago. President Ram Nath Kovind rescinded the notification to hold the election to the seat based on the recommendation made by the poll panel. Polling in Vellore was scheduled for 18 April.

The Election Commission took the decision after the district police had filed a complaint against the accused, Kathir Anand, as well as two party functionaries on the basis of a report from the Income Tax department on 10 April.

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