Chhattisgarh Assembly Polls: 67.34% voter turnout recorded till 5 PM

Till 5 pm, the maximum voter turnout has been recorded in the Kurud constituency with 82.60 percent.

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The second phase of state Assembly polls in Chhattisgarh recorded 67.34 percent voter turnout till 5 PM on Friday, the Election Commission informed.

As per the Election Commission, Ambikapur recorded a voter turnout of 65.05 percent whereas Bharatpur Sonhat recorded 67.94 percent. Bilaspur recorded 56.28. Till 5 pm, the maximum voter turnout has been recorded in the Kurud constituency with 82.60 percent.

The apex election body said that history has been created for the first time as the polling booths in the Raipur North Assembly Constituency were managed completely by women polling personnel in Chhattisgarh. Till 3 pm, voter turnout in Chhattisgarh was recorded at 55.31 percent.

The 70 Assembly constituencies spreading over 22 districts in the state are going under the second phase of elections on November 17. The timing for polling is from 8 AM to 5 PM in the state. While, nine polling booths in the Naxal-affected Bindranawagarh seat in Rajim district are the exception, where voting was held from 7 AM to 3 PM.

Over 18,800 polling booths have been set up for the second phase of polling in the state.

State elections ahead of Lok Sabha polls

Meanwhile, all the 230 assembly constituencies will vote in a single phase in Madhya Pradesh. The elections are being held nearly six months ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, which is crucial for both the BJP and Congress for several reasons. The counting of votes for the five states including Rajasthan, Telangana, and Mizoram will be on December 3.