Voting percentage in Jammu and Kashmir: State records 46.17% polling till 3 pm
In the Jammu parliamentary constituency, Samba Assembly constituency recorded 66.6% till 3 pm while Kupwara Assembly seat witnessed 38.7% voter turnout till 3 pm.
Voting percentage in Maharashtra: Maoist-affected zones lead in voter turnout till 3 pm
Despite being a Maoist-affected zone, Gadchiroli-Chimur (ST) witnessed 57% voter turnout till 3 pm which is, in fact, the highest in Maharashtra among the constituencies go that went to polls. It was followed by Bhandara-Gondiya with 49.05 percent which is also another Maoist-hit zone in the state.
Voting percentage in Bihar: Polling ends in Maoist-affected Jamui, overall voter turnout in state at 48.74% till 4 pm
While polling has ended in Maoist-affected Jamui which recorded 53.35% polling till 4 pm, Aurangabad registered a voting percentage of 48.75 percent till the same time. The constituencies of Gaya and Nawada recorded 46 percent, 47 percent respectively. The overall polling percentage stands at 48.74 percent in the state till 4 pm.
Voting percentage in Mizoram, Tripura, West Bengal: West Bengal records 69.94%, Tripura at 68.25% till 3 pm
The hill state of Mizoram witnessed 55.20% till 3 pm
Voting percentage: Manipur, Nagaland lead in polling numbers
While Manipur recorded 68.90% voting till 3 pm, it was closely followed by Nagaland with 68%. The Union Territory of Lakshadweep saw 51.25% voting in the same time frame. Assam witnessed 59.5% voter turnout.
Voting percentage in Bihar: Gaya leads, Nawada follows in voter turnout till 3 pm
Aurangabad registered a voting percentage of 38.50 percent up to 3 pm. The constituencies of Gaya, Nawada and Jamui recorded 44 percent, 43 percent and 41.34 percent respectively. The overall polling percentage stands at 41.73 percent in the state till 3 pm.
Voting percentage in Jammu and Kashmir: Jammu records 45.9% up to 1 pm
In the first phase of Lok Sabha Election 2019, Samba recorded 52.1 percent till 1 pm while Jammu had 45.9 percent polling.
Voting percentage in Jammu and Kashmir: Baramulla records 35.52% upto 1 pm
Kupwara is faring ahead in terms of voter turnout having recorded 30.8% till 1 pm while Bandipora saw 20.9% polling.
Voting percentage: West Bengal ahead in voter turnout
In the overall tally, West Bengal leads with 55.95 percent while Mizoram is a distant second with 46.5 percent. Meghalaya and Assam go closely with 44.5 percent and 44.33 percent respectively.
Voting percentage in Bihar: Nawada leads, Gaya follows in voter turnout till 2 pm
Aurangabad registered a voting percentage of 36.2 percent up to 2 pm. The constituencies of Gaya, Nawada and Jamui recorded 38 percent, 39 percent and 32.50 percent respectively. The overall polling percentage stands at 36.49 percent in the state till 2 pm.
Voting percentage in Jammu and Kashmir: Gulmarg leads polling statistics under Baramulla constituency till 1 pm
In Jammu and Kashmir, Gulmarg Assembly constituency under Baramulla Lok Sabha seat recorded the highest polling percentage with 21.20% till 1 pm. However, the overall percentage in the state has been far from impressive. Following is the latest position how these Assembly constituencies are voting to elect a new Baramulla MP:
Voting percentage in Tripura: 39% polling in West Tripura so far
Voter turnout stands at 39 percent in the West Tripura Lok Sabha Constituency at 1:30 pm.
Input by Shantanu Chakraborty/101Reporters
Voting percentage in Assam: Jorhat records 50%, Lakhimpur 54%, Dibrugarh 50% till 1 pm
With the manner, Assam is turning out to vote on Thursday in the first phase of Lok Sabha Election 2019, it looks like the state will have a healthy percentage at the end of voting if the state manages to maintain the current speed of voting. Five parliamentary seats are going to polls in the state today.
Input by Shantanu Mahanta/101Reporters
Voting percentage in Assam: Bihpuria Assembly constituency leads in polling under Lakhimpur Lok Sabha seat
Following is the break up of polling percentage and number of voters recorded at the Lakhimpur parliamentary constituency in Assam till 1 pm in three Assembly constituencies of Lakhimpur, Naoboicha and Bihpuria:
Voting percentage in Bihar: Aurangabad leads in the state with 34.6%
According to News18, Aurangabad recorded 34.6% polling percentage, Gaya stood at 33% and Nawada at 37 percent. Jamui was at 29% when the last reports came in. The overall voting percentage was at 37% till 1 pm.
Voting percentage in Nagaland, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Telangana, Mizoram, West Bengal, Manipur: West Bengal maintains the lead, Manipur follows closely
Following is the position of polling percentage till 11 am in the following states as per the Election Commission of India:
Voting percentage in Andhra Pradesh: East Godavari surges ahead in polling percentage with 12.36%
News18 quoting Andhra Pradesh chief electoral officer Rajat Kumar reported that the state saw a voter turnout of 9 percent in the first two hours. Following is the voting percentage as it stands till 9 am in these constituencies:
Voting percentage in Odisha: Malkangiri Lok Sabha constituency records 4% till 9 am
In Odisha, while the parliamentary constituencies of Koraput saw 10%, Berhampur recorded 11% and Malkangiri had a poor 4% polling till 9 am. The state is also going through its first phase of polling for its Assembly. In the Assembly segments, Jagdalpur recorded 12.19% voting while Chitrakoot recorded 13.47% polling.
Voting percentage in Maharashtra: Nagpur at 9.33%; Wardha at 7.32% till 9 am
Maharashtra had a slow start to its voting exercise despite Union minister Nitin Gadkari looking to fend off the challenge from Congress' Nana Patole in Nagpur and the Maoist-affected Gadchiroli–Chimur also among the seven parliamentary constituencies going to polls in the first phase of voting in the Lok Sabha Election 2019., according to News18.
In brief, polling percentage for West Bengal, Mizoram, Chhattisgarh and Manipur till 9 am
West Bengal: 18.12%
Voting percentage in Chhattisgarh: Many voters in the southern state yet to make to the poll booth
The 9 am polling percentage in Telangana stood at a poor 10.6% till 9 am. All its 17 Lok Sabha seats are voting today. The Khammam parliamentary constituency polling percentage stood at 8.2% at 9 am, News18 reports. While in only 6.34% polling was recorded in Hyderabad parliamentary constituency. The lowest turnout was recorded in Malakpet Assembly segment under the Hyderabad parliamentary constituency.
Voting percentage in Bihar: Aurangabad pips other constituencies in poll percentage till 10 am
The update in Bihar polling percentage has come in. According to News18, till 10 am the poll percentage stands at 13.46% in Aurangabad, 19% in Gaya, 9% in Nawada and 14% in Jamui.
Polling percentage in West Bengal nears 20%
According to News18, the constituencies of Alipurduars and Cooch Behar are the only two out of 42 in West Bengal which are voting in thge first phase of polling. Till 9 am, the state recorded a polling percentage of 18.12%.
Voter turnout slowly touches double-digit in Uttar Pradesh
Voters are gradually trickling in to vote in their respective booths in Uttar Pradesh as the voting percentage in most of the eight constituencies in the state going to polls on Thursday is touching double figures, News18 reports.
In Uttar Pradesh, Ghaziabad recorded 12 percent polling till 9 am while in Baghpat, 11% exercised their right to franchise, reports 101Reporters.
Inputs by Yogesh Bharadwaj
Voting picks up in Bihar
According to 101Reporters, Gaya recorded 13% voting, Nawada 5%, Aurangabad 6.2% and Jamui 5.8%.
Inputs from Uttam Kumar Ray
Nagaland votes enthusiastically
In the first two hours of voting, the state of Nagaland which also has only one Lok Sabha constituency in the same name has recorded 21 percent of voting till 9 am.
Polling speed in Assam yet to pick up
According to News18, in Jorhat parliamentary constituency of Assam, the Assembly constituencies of Sonari and Mahmora have recorded polling percentage of 8 percent and 11 percent respectively after two hours of voting. The Charaideo district which also falls in this constituency recorded 9.5 percent of voting within the same time frame.
Voters trickle in as voting in Western Uttar Pradesh picks up slowly
According to CNN-News18, till 9 am Baghpat recorded a voter turnout of 11 percent while the sugarcane belt of Meerut has recorded 10 percent polling. In Baghpat, former Mumbai Police commissioner Satya Pal Singh is seeking re-election.
Bihar makes a slow start
In Bihar in the first hour of polling till 8 am, Aurangabad recorded 5.6 percent, Gaya recorded 11 percent, Nawada recorded 3 percent and Jamui recorded 3 percent of polling.
Sikkim records 22% voting till 8.30 am
The first voting trend comes in from Sikkim. Till 8.30 am, this tiny hill state has recorded 22 percent of voting, News18 reported. Sikkim is voting both for a new Assembly and also to elect a new MP. The state has only one seat in Lok Sabha.
Narendra Modi appeals citizens to vote
Prime Minister on Thursday called upon voters in the first phase of Lok Sabha Election 2019 to come out in large numbers and exercise their rights to franchise. The prime minister specifically appealed to the "young and first-time voters to vote in large numbers", ANI reported.
Voting percentage elections 2019 LIVE updates: Till 5 pm, Manipur and Assam saw 78.20% and 68% voter turnout respectively. Bihar saw just 50% turnout.
Maharashtra witnessed 46.13 percent voter turnout till 3 pm with Maoist-affected zones Gadchiroli-Chimur (ST) at 57 percent and Bhandara-Gondiya with 49.05 percent remaining ahead of the other seats that went for voting in the state on Thursday.
While polling has ended in Maoist-affected Jamui which recorded 53.35% polling till 4 pm, Aurangabad registered a voting percentage of 48.75 percent till the same time in Bihar. The constituencies of Gaya and Nawada recorded 46 percent, 47 percent respectively. The overall polling percentage stands at 48.74 percent in the state till 4 pm.
Uttar Pradesh witnessed 50.86 percent till 3 pm with Saharanpur recording 54.18 percent and 52.40 percent in Kairana. Muzaffarnagar saw 50.60 percent and Bijnor saw 50.80 percent.
Both the parliamentary constituencies of Jorhat and Lakhimpur have recorded a voter turnout of 65 percent each while Kaliabor recorded 64 percent and Dibrugarh 61 percent till 3 pm. Kaliabor recorded 64 percent while Tezpur saw 60 percent voter turnout. Dibrugarh witnessed 61 percent voting in the same duration, reported Santanu Mahanta from 101Reporters.
In the first phase of Lok Sabha Election 2019 in Jammu and Kashmir, Samba recorded 52.1 percent till 1 pm while Jammu had 45.9 percent polling in Jammu parliamentary constituency. Kupwara is faring ahead in terms of voter turnout having recorded 30.8 percent till 1 pm while Bandipora saw 20.9 percent polling.
In Bihar, Aurangabad registered a voting percentage of 36.2 percent up to 2 pm. The constituencies of Gaya, Nawada and Jamui recorded 38 percent, 39 percent and 32.50 percent respectively. The overall polling percentage stands at 36.49 percent in the state till 2 pm.
Voting in Assam is picking up at a brisk pace on Thursday in the first phase of Lok Sabha Election 2019 with the voting percentage recorded in Jorhat standing at 50 percent, Lakhimpur at 54 percent and Dibrugarh at 50 percent till 1 pm.
Andhra Pradesh chief electoral officer Rajat Kumar informed News18 that the state saw a voter turnout of 9 percent in the first two hours.
Among the constituencies whose polling percentage are available so far, Srikakulam stands at 10 percent, Vizianagaram at 4.8 percent, Visakhapatnam at 6.1 percent, East Godavari at 12.36 percent, West Godavari at 8.67 percent, Krishna at 3.96 percent, Guntur at 7 percent, Prakasam at 7.9 percent, Nellore at 7.83 percent, Chittoor at 10.33 percent, Kurnool at 18.1 percent, Kadapa at 7.68 percent and Ananthapuram at 10.62 percent.
In Bihar, Nawada led the pack with 27 percent voting percentage till 12 pm. While Aurangabad parliamentary constituency recorded 25 percent polling, Gaya recorded 23 percent and Jamui 23 percent. The overall polling percentage stood at 24.57 percent, according to News18.
Maharashtra had a slow start to its voting exercise despite Union minister Nitin Gadkari looking to fend off the challenge from Congress' Nana Patole in Nagpur and the Maoist-affected Gadchiroli–Chimur also among the seven parliamentary constituencies going to polls in the first phase of voting in the Lok Sabha Election 2019.
While Nagpur stood at 9.33 percent till 9 am, Wardha stood at 7.32 percent, Ramtek at 4.9 percent, Bhandara-Gondiya at 8.5 percent, Yavatmal-Washim at 5.03 percent, Chandrapur at 6.18 percent and Gadchiroli-Chimur at 8.45 percent.
Despite threats from Maoists, voters in Chhattisgarh's Bastar have come out to vote with the polling percentage touching 10 percent till 9 am.
The voting percentage in Uttarakhand stood at 13.34 percent till 9 am. All five Lok Sabha constituencies are going for a vote on Thursday.
The polling percentage in West Bengal nears 20 percent, according to News18, with the constituencies of Alipurduars and Cooch Behar being the only two out of 42 in West Bengal seats which are voting in the first phase of polling. Till 9 am, the state recorded a polling percentage of 18.12 percent.
Jammu and Kashmir recorded a poor turnout till 9 am with the polling percentage in Bandipora standing at a pathetic 2.4 percent up to 9 am while in Sumbal Sonawari it was at 7%. Only 6% voted in Gurez in the same time frame, News18 reported.
According to 101Reporters, Gaya recorded 13 percent voting, Nawada 5 percent, Aurangabad 6.2 percent and Jamui 5.8 percent of voting till 9 am. Voting is likely to pick up as the day progresses.
With 20 states and Union Territories going for polls in the first phase of Lok Sabha Election 2019 involving 91 parliamentary seats, a total of 14,20,54,978 voters will exercise their right to franchise in 1,70,664 polling booths. Among the electorate who will be voting on Thursday 7,21,53,244 are men, 6,98,05,370 are women and 7,764 belong to the third gender. The destiny of 1,279 candidates will be decided in the first phase of polling.
The states of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Telangana, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, Uttarakhand and the Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep will have voting for all its parliamentary constituencies at one go. Among other states, 5 seats in Assam, 4 in Bihar, 1 in Chhattisgarh, 2 in Jammu and Kashmir, 7 in Maharashtra, 1 each in Manipur and Tripura, 4 in Odisha, 8 in Uttar Pradesh and 2 in West Bengal will go to polls on Monday.
In the Assembly elections of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim all its constituencies of 175, 60 and 32 respectively are going to the polls on Thursday. Simultaneously, the states of Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Bihar will be holding bypolls to one Assembly constituency each on Thursday. In Bihar, Nawada Assembly seat will have a bypoll while in Maharashtra, Katol is voting for electing a new MLA. In Meghalaya, Selsella Assembly seat, in Mizoram, Aizawl West (ST) Assembly seat and in Nagaland, Aonglenden (ST) Assembly seat are voting on Thursday to elect new MLAs.
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