Voter turnout dips in city from 65.07% to 60.5%

first_imgDelhi saw a dip in voter turnout for the Lok Sabha poll on Sunday with the Election Commission putting the polling percentage at a tentative 60.5.In 2014 the turnout was 65.07%, about 5% more than this year’s average.The lowest turnout was recorded in New Delhi constituency at 56.9% and the highest in North East Delhi at 63.41%.The Delhi police said the polling process was overall peaceful and they received 337 calls related to missing voter names from the rolls.The Aam Aadmi Party alleged “rigging” by the BJP at a polling station in South Delhi and also claimed large-scale deletion of voter names, an issue they had raised before the election too. The BJP dismissed the allegations.Model booths a hitModel polling booths were an attraction with the voters as they distributed chocolates and flowers, provided wheelchair facility to senior citizens and even offered pick-up and drop service to those above 100 years of age. Several voters said they were happy with the introduction of the Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail machines. The decision of AAP and Congress to go it alone in the polls left many voters, who did not want to vote for the BJP, in a fix as they felt their votes were getting split between the two parties.last_img

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