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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: 65.71% voter turnout in Phase 3

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 3

The third and biggest phase of the Lok Sabha 2019 elections has witnessed 65.71 percent voter turnout. The Election Commission of India has recorded the final turnout after the conclusion of the polling process.

Assam has recorded the highest voter turnout with 80.73 percent voting followed by West Bengal, which is 79.63 percent. Jammu & Kashmir saw the lowest turnout, 12.86 percent.

The following table brings the data from the 14 states and Union Territories.

Voter Turnout across States and UTs

States and UTs Voter turnout (in percent)
Assam 80.73
Bihar 59.97
Chhattisgarh 68.41
Dadra & Nagar Haveli 71.43
Daman & Diu 71.82
Goa 73.23
Gujarat 63.67
Jammu & Kashmir 12.86
Karnataka 67.44
Kerala 71.47
Maharashtra 58.98
Odisha 59.57
Tripura 79.57
Uttar Pradesh 61.35
West Bengal 79.63

 

The voting in two polling booths of Odisha was cancelled owing to wrong pairing of EVM and VVPAT. Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar has recommended fresh voting in these two booths.

In Gujarat, as many as 25 complaints were filed with the Gujarat CEO on grounds of delay in commencement of poll procedure in Ahmedabad, bogus voting and MCC violation.

Read more: 1640 candidates to contest in the third phase on 23 April

In West Bengal’s Murshidabad district, a voter identified as Tiyarul Kalam, 55, was killed in a clash between Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Congress party members. In Motiganj, North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, clash between TMC and BJP workers were reported.

Clashes were also reported from Anantnag, Jammu & Kashmir where polling agents from PDP and National Conference were engaged in brawl. However, no deaths were reported.

As many as 116 constituencies were covered in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019 with a total number of 1640 candidates.

The voter turnout in Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 was 69.45 percent and 69.43 percent respectively.

The fourth phase of the general elections 2019 is scheduled on 29 April, 2019.

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