VOTER TURNOUT

  • Battle for Jharkhand: Parties sniff victory in high voter turnout 3 days ago

    Ranchi: In the Naxal-hit 13 constituencies of Jharkhand, people came out in large numbers to vote and the queues seen outside the polling booths had a good number of elderly and women voters. The first phase of Jharkhand elections was a key test for security forces. Even though 1,752 booths were...
  • Rajnath lauds high voter turnout in Kashmir, Jharkhand 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday said the huge voter turnout in the Jammu and Kashmir and Jharkhand assembly elections was a "positive sign" and people had defied the threat of militants and Maoists. He said he was happy to learn of the huge turnout in the first phase of...
  • J&K: Ignoring boycott call, freezing weather, over 70 pc voters come out in the first phase of polls 3 days ago

    Srinagar: Despite a boycott call given by separatist leaders and chilly weather conditions, the first phase of the five phased Legislative Assembly elections in 15 constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir recorded a remarkable voter turnout, setting a positive trend for the remaining four phases in the state. A massive security grid...
  • Cartoon of the day: J&K witnesses record 70 per cent voter turnout in first phase of polls 3 days ago

    The first phase of Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir recorded 70 per cent polling despite the boycott call given by separatist leaders. ...
  • PM Modi's appeal works, Mumbai polling percentage rises October 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The appeal to Mumbai voters by Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems to have worked, with the financial capital registering an increase in voting percentage, compared to Lok Sabha elections five months ago. "Voter turnout, which was a dismal 48 per cent for the Lok Sabha elections earlier this year, has...
  • Optimistic about a good voter turnout, says actor Rahul Bose October 15, 2014

    Actor Rahul Bose is optimistic that there will be increased voter turnout in the ongoing Maharashtra assembly elections. "Inflation, woman safety and corruption are the main issues that need to be dealt with. This time people will have to decide who they really want to vote for as no coalition...
  • LS polls: Zero turnout in repolls in Nagaland May 15, 2014

    Repoll at five polling stations under 39Sanis 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 Toy...
  • LS polls: Record voting in Varanasi for epic battle May 12, 2014

    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 May 12, 2014

    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 Commissioner...
  • LS polls: People brave threats to vote in UP's Maoisthit areas May 12, 2014

    Thousands of people Monday braved threats to vote in three Maoistaffected 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 Mirzapur, a...
  • India on course for record general election turnout May 9, 2014

    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 Modiled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its...
  • Is the high voter turnout the Xfactor this election? May 7, 2014

    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 April 30, 2014

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

    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 April 18, 2014

    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 April 18, 2014

    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 so...
  • LS polls phase 5: High voter turnout leaves 2009 stats behind April 17, 2014

    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 April 16, 2014

    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 data...
  • Over 73 pc cast vote in Haryana; Chandigarh creates record April 10, 2014

    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 Haryana...
  • LS polls: 74 per cent voters turn out to vote Kerala April 10, 2014

    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 cent...
  • LS polls: Delhi records 64.77 pc voter turnout, highest in three decades April 10, 2014

    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 voter turnout...
  • LS polls: Maharashtra voter turnout below expectations at 62.37 percent April 10, 2014

    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 when...
  • LS polls: 67 per cent vote in Odisha, surpasses 2009 mark April 10, 2014

    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 voting was...
  • 68 per cent turnout in Jammu Lok Sabha poll April 10, 2014

    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 have...
  • Rajasthan aims to register over 75 per cent voter turnout March 14, 2014

    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 elections...
  • Delhi records highest voter turnout in two decades, touches 67 per cent December 4, 2013

    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 firstever triangular contest in which traditional rival BJP and debutant Aam...
  • Record voter turnout of over 32 million during MP Assembly polls November 26, 2013

    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 a...
  • Madhya Pradesh registers highest ever polling of above 70 per cent: EC November 25, 2013

    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 230member Assembly. Voting was held today in 51...
  • Need to enable differentlyable, homeless people to vote: EC August 3, 2013

    The Election Commission is looking at ways to improve voter turnout during polls by, among others, including differentlyable and homeless people in the exercise, officials said at the conclusion of a twoday meet here in Agra of election officers of states and Union territories. Talking to reporters upon the conclusion of...
  • 69 per cent voting recorded in Haryana civic polls June 2, 2013

    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,...