Lok Sabha polls 2019: Jammu and Kashmir sees lowest turnout with 46%, Manipur tops with 81.09% in phase 2

WION Web Team
New Delhi, Delhi, India Published: Apr 19, 2019, 07:14 AM(IST)

Visual from a polling booth. Photograph:( AFP )

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A total of 1,000 ballot units, 769 control units 2,766 paper trail machines were replaced.

A turnout of 68.44 per cent was recorded in 95 Lok Sabha constituencies across 11 states and a Union Territory on Thursday in the second phase of polling which was marred by stray incidents of violence in West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir and EVM glitches in seven states.

Barring sporadic incidents of violence, the polling went off peacefully, Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said.

Barring sporadic incidents of violence, the polling went off peacefully, Senior Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said.

Polling was held for 95 Lok Sabha seats in 11 states, with Tamil Nadu voting in 38 of its 39 constituencies, and the union territory of Puducherry.

While elections were cancelled in Tamil Nadu's Vellore constituency over the fear of abuse of money power, the poll was postponed to April 23 in Tripura (East) seat as there were apprehensions that law and order could be disturbed by miscreants.

Overall voter turnout was recorded at 68.48%

Assam - 77.43%
Bihar - 62.05%
Jammu and Kashmir - 45.64%
Karnataka - 68.52%
Maharashtra - 62.27%
Manipur - 81.09%
Odisha - 65.75%
Tamil Nadu - 71.87%
Uttar Pradesh - 62.05%
West Bengal - 77.28%
Chhattisgarh - 73.57%
Puducherry - 78.17%

Referring to the issue of 'glitches in EVMs, deputy election commissioner Sudip Jain said, a total of 1,000 ballot units, 769 control units 2,766 paper trail machines were replaced.

For 543 seats, Lok Sabha polls are being conducted in seven phases: April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. Counting will take place on May 23.

(With inputs from agencies)

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