Karnataka Assembly Elections: State sees high voter turnout

 

Karnataka Assembly polling was has ended and the turnout was 60.58 per cent till 5 pm. Polling is being held for 223 of the state assembly's 224 elected seats.

 

In all, 52,034 polling booths have been set up across the 223 assembly segments, with 10,103 of them declared hyper-sensitive and 14,209 as sensitive.

 

Election from the Periyapatna constituency of Mysore district has been countermanded, following the death of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Sannamoge Gowda April 29. Polling there has now been rescheduled for May 28.

 

One seat in the state assembly is reserved for a nominated member from the Ango-Indian community.

 

Of the state's 61.13 million population, 43.6 million are registered voters, comprising 22.22 million men and 21.35 million women. First-time voters in the age group of 18-22 years are 3.55 million.

 

As the state capital, Bangalore has the largest number of voters — 7.03 million of a total population of 10 million — and the highest number of assembly segments at 28.

 

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