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Uttarakhand elections: 68% voter turnout till 5 pm

The results of the elections will be declared in March 11. Photograph: (ANI)

ANI Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India Feb 15, 2017, 10.44 AM (IST)

Around 68 per cent voter turnout has been recorded till 5 pm in the Uttarakhand Assembly elections.

Elaborate security arrangements are put in place for smooth conduct of the election.

Some of the districts in this phase being community sensitive, special arrangements have been made and security is strengthened there.No untoward incident or glitches in the Electronic Voting Machines have been reported so far.

The Indo-Nepal boarder and the boundaries connecting to Uttarakhand have been sealed.

Special instructions have been given to check illegal money and liquor which may be misused to influence the voters.

The polling is currently taking taking place for 69 of the 70 assembly seats as voting in Karnprayag constituency was rescheduled for March 9 following the death of a Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate.

A total of 628 candidates are in the fray for the single phase polling in the hill state.The results of the polls will be out on March 11. 


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