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May 06, 2013 at 09:40am IST

Karnataka elections: Bangalore records lowest voter turnout at 52.83 per cent

Bangalore: Voters in Bangalore slightly improved their record on Sunday with a higher turnout at the booths to cast their ballots in the Assembly election but still remained the lowest in the state. Bangalore urban district recorded 52.83 per cent voting, the state election authorities said while the state average was around 70 per cent of the over 40 million voters.

In the last assembly polls in 2008, the turnout was around 45 per cent. In contrast Bangalore rural district recorded the highest turnout on Sunday with 77.95 per cent voting, the district-wise voting percentage given by the authorities shows.

The three other districts that recorded less than 60 per cent voting were Gulbarga 59.83, Yadgir 58.88 and Bidar 54.98. All three are in the northern part of the state. The rest of Karnataka's 30 districts had between 60 per cent and over 77 per cent voting.

K'taka elections: Bangalore records lowest voter turnout

The three other districts that recorded less than 60 per cent voting were Gulbarga 59.83, Yadgir 58.88 and Bidar 54.98.

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