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Low voter turnout of 46% in Gujarat civic bodies poll

Source: PTI
February 22, 2021 22:10 IST
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An average 46.1 per cent voter turnout has been recorded in the elections to six municipal corporations in Gujarat, officials said on Monday.

IMAGE: Voters stand in a queue to cast their vote at a polling centre during the municipal elections in Ahmedabad, February 21, 2021. Photograph: PTI Photo.

Polling was held from 7 am to 6 pm on Sunday for a total of 144 wards across six civic bodies -- Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Bhavnagar and Jamnagar.

 

The State Election Commission in a release said 46.1 per cent of the registered voters exercised their franchise.

During the 2015 polls to these six civic bodies, 45.81 per cent electorate had cast their votes, the release said.

As per the final figures shared by the SEC of Sunday's polling, Ahmedabad had the lowest turnout of 42.5 per cent, while Jamnagar recorded the highest turnout of 53.4 per cent.

Besides, Rajkot recorded 50.7 per cent polling, Bhavnagar 49.5 per cent, Vadodara 47.8 per cent and Surat 47.1 per cent.

Out of the total 1.14 crore voters registered in these six cities, 52.83 lakh cast their votes on Sunday, the release said. 

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