Kolnadu registers 95.5 pc polling, highest in DK

Konaje lowest at 33.6 pc; DK witnesses 73.47 pc polling
Last Updated : 13 May 2010, 16:07 IST
Last Updated : 13 May 2010, 16:07 IST

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The GP witnessed 95.56 per cent polling, at a booth at DK ZP Higher Primary School, Mankude.

In the meantime, Konaje in Mangalore taluk registered the lowest polling. There was 33.68 per cent polling at a booth at Vidyodaya Aided Higher Primary School, Asaigoli. Of the 864 voters in the area, only 291 members exercised their constitutional right.

Giving the details of the Wednesday’s GP polling to media persons at his office on Thursday, Deputy Commissioner V Ponnuraj said the district has registered 73.47 per cent polling, where 6,56,602 out of 8,93,196 voters took part in the polling.

Sullia taluk recorded the highest percentage in the district, i.e., 79.08 per cent, while Mangalore taluk registered the lowest, i.e., 71.08 per cent. In the meantime, Bantwal registered 73.97 pc, Belthangady 72.04 pc and Puttur witnessed 75.43 per cent polling.

Tendered votes

Mangalore is the taluk that has the highest number of tendered votes.
Of the total 26 tendered votes in the district, 14 are from Mangalore taluk alone. Bantwal has 3, Puttur has 7, Sullia has 2, but none in Belthangady.

EPIC awareness

The DC said 91.92 per cent of voters have used election photo identity cards (EPIC) while casting their votes.

Of the total 6,56,602 voters, only 53,072 members produced other documents as their identity cards.

Voting by post

Ponnuraj said a total of 1,115 voters have voted through postal ballots. The taluk-wise break-up: Mangalore- 292, Bantwal- 158, Belthangady- 155, Puttur- 274 and Sullia- 236.

Counting on May 17

The counting will be held in five centres across the district on May 17- St Rosario Composite PU College, Mangalore (for Mangalore taluk), Infant Jesus English Medium School, Modankapu (Bantwal taluk), SDM College, Ujire (Belthangady taluk), St Philomena PU College, Puttur (Puttur taluk) and KVG Engineering College, Sullia (for Sullia taluk).
Counting will be done in a total of 600 tables. If recounting is necessitated in any case, that will be done simultaneously. Each counting centre will have a seperate recounting room for this purpose, the DC informed.

Published 13 May 2010, 16:01 IST

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