Not a single booth touches 100 pc mark

Literate or illiterates, when it comes to voting, hardly any booth witnesses cent per cent voting. It was proved yet again in the elections to the Legislative Council from south teachers’ constituency held on Sunday.

Of the total 19 polling centres in Mysore district, 10 were in the city alone. Among them, not one could record 100 per cent voting.

The highest of 63.37 turn out was reported from booth 30, where 448 against the total 707 participated in the poll process.

The lowest was at booth 35, where 150 voters exercised their franchise against total 278 votes.

The percentage at other booths in the city are as follows: 60.98 (booth 29), 62.85 (31), 61.61 (31A), 59.88 (32), 58.53 (33), 61.34 (34), 62.84 (36) and 56.62 (37).

In Mysore taluk, 67 per cent was recorded at booth 26, 62.05 pc at 27 and 52.99 pc at 28. In other taluks, T Narsipura polled highest at 74.82 per cent, followed by K R Nagar — 73.98, H D Kote — 72.34, Hunsur — 71.97, Periyapatna — 71.43 and Nanjangud — 65.68.

In Mandya, the polling at Malavalli, the home town of incumbent MLC Marithibbegowda, recorded highest of 79.44 per cent against the lowest of 60.58 at Srirangapatna. The remaining taluks too recorded 60 and above — Pandavapura (78), Maddur (73.09), Mandya (69.62), K R Pet (66.03) and Nagamangala (61.21).

Hassan, which is also the stronghold of Janata Dal (Secular) recorded the poll percentage of 65 and above in all the taluks.

The highest of 76 per cent was at Arsikere and lowest of 65.16 at Belur.

According to the party workers, the prime reason behind the decline in voting is marriages scheduled for the day.

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