GP polls: Men outnumber women in casting votes

K R Nagar taluk records highest, Mysuru lowest polling percentage

Mysuru district registered an overall 83.82 per cent of polling against the estimated 85 per cent, in the elections to 266 Gram Panchayats, held in the first phase, on Friday.

According to the final statistics, released on Saturday, 11.54 lakh voters exercised their franchise against 13.77 lakh total voters from seven taluks in the district. Among those who took part in the poll process, men outnumbered women, with 5.92 lakh male voters casting their ballots against 5.61 lakh women.

In all 4,487 members have to be elected for 266 GPs. According to the voters list, there are 13.77 lakh voters, including 7.01 lakh men and 6.76 women.

Taluk wise, K R Nagar recorded the highest percentage at 87.28. A total of 228 polling booths were opened here for the elections to 35 GPs. A total of 1.43 lakh voters, against the total of 1.64 lakh, took part in the exercise, including 70,494 women. It was closely followed by Hunsur at 86.55 per cent, where for 41 GPs, 254 booths were opened and election was witnessed at 242 booths. A total of 1.45 lakh voters participated against the aggregate of 1.67 lakh voters. A total of 74,383 men and 70,655 women exercised their franchise.

Periyapatna also came close with 86.17 per cent, where elections were conducted to 34 GPs, with a total of 226 booths. However, the election was witnessed in 212 booths. A total of 1.27 lakh voters turned up, 61,955 women, against the total 1.48 lakh voters.

T Narsipur saw the turn out at 83.68 per cent with a total of 1.45 lakh voters, including 76,385 women, casting their ballots for 36 GPs, at 234 booths against the total 239 booths opened for the purpose. The total number of voters here are 1.87 lakh that includes 95,497 men and 92,247 women.

H D Kote came a bit close to T Narsipur in terms of poll percentage at 83.67 against the latter’s 83.68. A total of 1.53 lakh voters came out, including 74,928 women for the election conducted to 39 GPs. A total of 288 booths had been opened, while election was witnessed at 284 booths. There are 1.83 lakh voters, including 93,161 male and 90,407 female.

Nanjangud taluk witnessed 82.81 per cent polling in 327 booths against the total of 329. The election was conducted to 45 GPs, where 2.11 lakh voters exercised their franchise, 1.02 lakh women. The total voters here are: 2.55 lakh, including 1.30 lakh male and 1.25 lakh female.

Mysuru taluk registered 79.88 per cent polling in 339 booths against the total 353 booths. A total of 2.15 lakh voters took part in the exercise, including 1.04 lakh women. The total voters here are 2.69 lakh, including 1.38 lakh male and 1.31 lakh female from 37 GPs.

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