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Lok Sabha Elections 2024: 65.7% overall voter turnout in seven phases, Bihar lowest at 56%

On June 3, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar had said a total of 64.2 crore of around 97 crore voters had exercised their franchise. In 2019, 61.5 crore of 91.20 crore voters exercised their franchise.
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Last Updated : 06 June 2024, 16:41 IST
Last Updated : 06 June 2024, 16:41 IST

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New Delhi: At least 65.79 per cent of voters exercised their franchise in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections but this number will change once postal ballots and service voters data are included, the Election Commission said on Thursday. In 2019, the country had seen 67.4 per cent turnout.

On June 3, Chief Election Commissioner Rajiv Kumar had said a total of 64.2 crore of around 97 crore voters had exercised their franchise. In 2019, 61.5 crore of 91.20 crore voters exercised their franchise.

As per the data, the highest turnout was recorded in Lakshadweep (84.16 per cent) followed by Assam 81.56 per cent, Tripura 80.93 per cent and Andhra Pradesh 80.66 per cent. The least turnout was in Bihar (56.19 per cent) followed by Uttar Pradesh 56.92 per cent, Mizoram 56.87 per cent, Uttarakhand 57.22 per cent, Nagaland 57.22 per cent and Jammu and Kashmir 58.58 per cent.

It also released the updated data for the seventh and last phase of polls where it recorded 63.88 per cent as against 61 per cent in 2019. Out of 10.6 crore voters, 6.42 crore exercised their franchise in the last phase in 57 seats. The sixth phase had seen a turnout of 63.37 per cent when polls were held in 58 constituencies.

The turnout in the first five phases of the general election was 66.14 per cent, 66.71 per cent, 65.68 per cent, 69.16 per cent and 62.2 per cent respectively. Till six phases, around 66 per cent people have voted.

The seventh phase data also showed that the women voter turnout was more than that of men -- 64.72 per cent against 63.11 per cent. The turnout of persons of the third gender was 22.33 per cent.

"All states and union territories, including Jammu and Kashmir, and Manipur have set an example with their mature conduct that bodes well for the future. Ballots and not bullets are the way to peace and development. We sign off with the pledge that the Election Commission of India’s service to the nation, now in its 76th year, will go on with unflinching dedication," it said.

"We rebuffed all attempts to vitiate the electoral process with rumours and baseless doubts which could have fomented unrest. The ‘will’ and ‘wisdom’ of the common man who has enormous faith in democratic institutions of India have prevailed. We are morally and legally obliged to always uphold the same by conducting free, fair and inclusive elections," it added.

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Published 06 June 2024, 16:41 IST

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