Voter Turnout

  • LS polls: Zero turnout in repolls in Nagaland 15-05-2014 06:13 PM

    Repoll at five polling stations under 39-Sanis Assembly Constituency of Wokha District in Nagaland reported zero turnout on Thursday, a senior Election Commission (EC) official said. Polling officials waited for electorates since morning, but not a single electorate turned up, Returning Officer (RO) for Lok Sabha polls in Nagaland Temjen...
  • LS polls: Record voting in Varanasi for epic battle 12-05-2014 08:48 PM

    Coming out in record high numbers to vote despite scorching heat, people of Varanasi today sealed the fate of BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and AAP's Arvind Kejriwal in a fierce Lok Sabha battle, where their rival Ajay Rai of Congress landed in trouble after wearing the party election...
  • 2014 election sees highest ever voter turnout 12-05-2014 07:03 PM

    New Delhi: The national voter turnout of 66.38 per cent in the 2014 general election was the highest ever in Indian polls, the Election Commission said on Monday. "The voting percentage for the whole nation this time was 66.38 per cent, which is the highest ever in history," Deputy Election...
  • LS polls: People brave threats to vote in UP's Maoist-hit areas 12-05-2014 05:11 PM

    Thousands of people Monday braved threats to vote in three Maoist-affected parliamentary constituencies of Uttar Pradesh in the last round of India's general election, officials said. Over 46 percent voting took place in Mirzapur, Chandauli and Robertsganj. In Robertsganj, around 43 percent votes were cast by 3 p.m, while in...
  • India on course for record general election turnout 09-05-2014 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: India is on course for a record turnout in its general election as a young electorate and women engage with politics more than ever before, with unpredictable results for a contest that opinion polls say opposition leader Narendra Modi will win. The Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and...
  • Is the high voter turnout the X-factor this election? 07-05-2014 10:25 PM

    Voting for 502 seats in the Lok Sabha elections ended with a high voter turnout in 64 seats which went to polls in the eighth phase on Wednesday. According to the Election Commission, 66 per cent polling has been registered till the eighth phase in the polls. ...
  • Telangana records high voter turnout for its first LS, Assembly polls 30-04-2014 09:06 PM

    With Telangana going for its first ever polls, a high voter turnout of 70 per cent was recorded in the about-to-be formed state during the phase 7 of Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Watch: Mumbaikars blame 'cynisim, disdain' for low voter turnout 24-04-2014 03:35 PM

    Mumbai witnessed a low voter turnout on Thursday. The voter turnout stood at 26.7 per cent till 1.00 pm in Mumbai. Mumbaikars tell us why the elections don't excite them. ...
  • Review: Second phase of Lok Sabha polls in Madhya Pradesh 18-04-2014 06:46 PM

    Issues like corruption, unemployment, price spiral and social disparity have taken a back seat in Madhya Pradesh with charges and counter charges by both key rivals " the Congress and the BJP hogging all news space in the media. While the Congress has spent much of its energy in calling...
  • Polling percentage breaks previous records, 15% high from 2009 18-04-2014 10:46 AM

    Breaking record of voter turnout in Lok Sabha polls, Rajasthan on Thursday in the first phase of voting in 20 LS seats recorded 63.43 per cent polling - an increase of 15 per cent from 2009 parliamentary elections. The highest voter turnout recorded in Lok Sabha elections in the state...
  • LS polls phase 5: High voter turnout leaves 2009 stats behind 17-04-2014 10:27 PM

    New Delhi: High turnout was witnessed in 121 constituencies which went to polls across 12 states in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday in which the political fate of leaders like Nandan Nilekani, Maneka Gandhi, M Veerappa Moily, Sachin Pilot, Jaswant Singh, Jyotiraditya Scindia and Misa Bharti...
  • Women outnumber men in voter turnout in 5 states 16-04-2014 06:36 PM

    New Delhi: Women have outnumbered men in casting votes in five of the 13 states and Union Territories which went to polls in first four phases of Lok Sabha elections and an increase in the aggregate voter turnout was also witnessed as compared to the last general elections. According to...
  • Over 73 pc cast vote in Haryana; Chandigarh creates record 10-04-2014 10:50 PM

    Chandigarh Barring stray incidents, polling remained peaceful in 10 Lok Sabha seats in Haryana which witnessed healthy voter turnout of over 73 per cent on Thursday and Union Territory Chandigarh created a record of highest ever poll percentage of nearly 72 per cent. Polling began on a slow note in...
  • LS polls: 74 per cent voters turn out to vote Kerala 10-04-2014 10:47 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram About 74 per cent of 2.43 crore voters exercised their franchise to elect 20 Lok Sabha members from Kerala, where the principal fight is between the ruling Congress-led UDF and the CPI(M)-led LDF. According to figures put out by the Election Commission shortly before the polling ended, 73.2 per...
  • LS polls: Delhi records 64.77 pc voter turnout, highest in three decades 10-04-2014 09:55 PM

    Delhi on Thursday recorded its highest voter turnout in the last three decades with 64.77 per cent polling. The capital saw a 64.88 per cent turnout in the 1984 elections, held post the assassination of prime minister Indira Gandhi. The turnout in 2009 election was 51.85 per cent. "The high...
  • LS polls: Maharashtra voter turnout below expectations at 62.37 percent 10-04-2014 09:51 PM

    Despite a brisk early start, the final voter turnout in the 10 Lok Sabha constituencies which went to the polls on Thursday stood at 62.37 per cent, falling below expectations, officials said. Akola, Amravati, Bhandara-Gondiya and Gadchiroli-Chimur constituencies notched up the highest - 65 per cent - till 6 pm...
  • LS polls: 67 per cent vote in Odisha, surpasses 2009 mark 10-04-2014 09:46 PM

    Braving intense heat and defying extremist threats, about 67 per cent of the electorate Thursday cast their ballot in simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and state assembly in Odisha, officials said. Polling was held for 10 Lok Sabha and 70 assembly seats. State chief electoral officer Mona Sharma said...
  • 68 per cent turnout in Jammu Lok Sabha poll 10-04-2014 09:40 PM

    The turnout in Jammu Lok Sabha seat on Thursday was 68 per cent, but the figure is likely to rise as final reports from far-flung areas of the constituency are still awaited, an election official said. "In the last poll, the turnout in this constituency was 49.71 per cent. We...
  • Rajasthan aims to register over 75 per cent voter turnout 14-03-2014 07:58 PM

    The Rajasthan Election department is aiming to set a new record in voter turnout in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections in the state. The department has taken up several new initiatives to achieve its target of registering over 75 per cent polling. Programmes have been planned to create awareness about...
  • Delhi records highest voter turnout in two decades, touches 67 per cent 04-12-2013 11:17 PM

    New Delhi: In a record turnout, around 67 per cent of the electorate voted on Wednesday in the fiercely fought Delhi assembly polls billed as a litmus test for ruling Congress ahead of upcoming Lok Sabha polls in the first-ever triangular contest in which traditional rival BJP and debutant Aam...
  • Record voter turnout of over 32 million during MP Assembly polls 26-11-2013 07:12 AM

    A record 32 million people - or the population of Peru - voted on Monday in Madhya Pradesh in a largely peaceful exercise, with both the ruling BJP and the Congress claiming they will win. Only minor incidents of violence marred the polling that began at 8 am to pick...
  • Madhya Pradesh registers highest ever polling of above 70 per cent: EC 25-11-2013 06:42 PM

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh witnessed a record voter turnout of 70 per cent for the assembly elections on Monday. More than for 4 crore 65 lakh voters were given the right to exercise their franchise to nominate a total of 2,583 in the 230-member Assembly. Voting was held today in 51...
  • Need to enable differently-able, homeless people to vote: EC 03-08-2013 11:54 PM

    The Election Commission is looking at ways to improve voter turnout during polls by, among others, including differently-able and homeless people in the exercise, officials said at the conclusion of a two-day meet here in Agra of election officers of states and Union territories. Talking to reporters upon the conclusion...
  • 69 per cent voting recorded in Haryana civic polls 02-06-2013 10:58 PM

    Chandigarh: Nearly 69 per cent of over 17 lakh voters on Sunday cast their ballots in elections to seven municipal corporations and two municipal committees in Haryana where polling ended peacefully. Polling was peaceful and no untoward incident was reported from the municipal corporations of Ambala, Hisar, Karnal, Panchkula, Panipat,...
  • Maharashtra: Dismal turnout in Yavatmal by-poll 02-06-2013 08:40 PM

    Yavatmal: Only 37.5 per cent of the voters turned out at the polling booths during the by-election to Yavatmal Assembly constituency in Maharashtra on Sunday. The polling, however, was completely peaceful, District Collector Ashwin Mudgal said. He said the voting percentage might go up a little after the final figures...
  • Karnataka records 2nd highest voter turnout in 35 years 06-05-2013 10:10 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka recorded the second highest voter turnout in 35 years with a polling percentage of 71.29 in the May five Assembly polls, a top electoral officer said. The highest voter turnout of 71.90 per cent was registered in 1978. A recharged Congress sees the highly impressive polling percentage as...
  • 60 pc voting in by-poll in Pranab's son's constituency 11-10-2012 03:18 PM

    Kolkata: Sixty per cent polling was recorded in the by-election to Jangipur Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal on Wednesday where President Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee, as the Congress candidate, was locked in a multi-cornered contest with 11 others. The polling recorded this time, however, was far less as...
  • UP, Goa, Punjab, U'khand break turnout records 03-03-2012 10:44 PM

    Lucknow/Panaji: A highest ever voter turnout marked the staggered Assembly elections in five states, which ended on Saturday with Uttar Pradesh and Goa joining Punjab and Uttarakhand in breaking all previous records. Counting of votes in the elections in the five states which also included Manipur will be taken up...
  • UP polls: Lucknow sees best ever voter turnout 19-02-2012 08:03 PM

    Lucknow saw a record voter turnout of 56 per cent, a 20 per cent increase from the 2007 turnout. Chief Minister Mayawati and BJP leader Sushma Swaraj cast their ballots today. ...