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Karnataka polls end with over 70% voter turnout

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, IndiaUpdated: May 12, 2018, 09:24 PM IST

File photos of Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa. Photograph:(ANI)

Over 3.5 crore people registered their votes in the Karnataka assembly elections that ended on May 12.

While the state recorded a voter turnout of 70 per cent, the figures are expected to go up as the pollings continued in some areas.

Some polling stations of Hebbal constituency also experienced non-functional EVMs and will, therefore, conduct re-polling.

Polling in Bengaluru's Raja Rajeshwari Nagar segment has been postponed to May 28 following the discovery of voter ID cards.

The elections in Bengaluru's Jayanagar seat were cancelled following the death of BJP contestant BN Vijaya Kumar.

The elections in the state are crucial for both the ruling Congress as well as the BJP. Both the parties are showing confidence in securing a victory in the state.