Chhattisgarh: 74% turnout in final phase of assembly polling

In the second and final phase of elections for the 90-member Chhattisgarh assembly, More than 10 million votes were cast on Tuesday .


Voting was held on Tuesday in the second and final phase for 72 constituencies. The first phase November 11 saw voting for 18 seats.


Chief electoral officer Sunil Kujur said the tentative voter turnout was 74.70 per cent. The Election Commission of India said called it the highest turnout in these seats.


Over 13.9 million voters, including 6.83 million women, were eligible to exercise their franchise at 18,015 polling stations to decide the fate of 843 candidates, 75 women included.


The second phase polling for 72 seats, of which 17 were reserved for the Scheduled Tribes and nine for the scheduled castes, was spread out in 19 districts.

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