Record turn out during repolling in Rajasthan

Record turn out during repolling in Rajasthan

The voter turn out during re-polling at one of the polling stations in Tonk-Sawaimadhopur Lok Sabha constituency has given another reason for the Election Commission to celebrate their efforts.

A day after the re-polling, the state election department announced almost 100 per cent polling on booth number 208 in Tonk Sawaimadhopur constituency. This for the first time in the state where such high per cent polling has been recorded in Lok Sabha elections.

“Re-polling on booth number 208, located in Niwai area of Tonk Sawaimadhopur concluded on April 28. The voting percentage remained almost 100 per cent,” said Ashok Jain chief election officer of Rajasthan. There were 334 registered voters along with four government employees who were assigned duties on the booth. Out of  total 338 voters, 337 cast their votes on this booth, Jain added.

Despite achieving a record 63 per cent voting in the state, the 2014 elections witnessed contradicting voting patter in Rajasthan. Contrary to high voting per cent there was another polling booth right in the heart of Jaipur city which recorded less than 1 per cent. Voting on this polling booth concluded on April 17, in the first phase of elections.

The polling station at Shri Swaroop Govind Pareek School in Bani Park witnessed just 0.73 per cent. There were 410 voters under this polling station and only four people turned up to cast their votes. 

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