'Mysore has recorded higher voter turnout'

Sveep helped record better voter turn out: DC

Deputy Commissioner and District Election Officer, C Shikha said that there has been an increase in voter percentage in the district. Speaking to Deccan Herald, she said that as compared to the elections held in 2008, more number of voters have cast their votes in the elections held on May 5.

“Compared to rural areas, turn out in urban constituencies has been less. As per directives of the Election Commission of India, Systematic Voters Education and Electoral Participation Programmes were extensively held in urban areas.

 Due to the programmes held with the help of self-help groups, non-governmental organisations and other volunteers, there has been a slight improvement in voting,” she said.

She said that due to SVEEP and other awareness programmes, there was an increase of six to eight per cent voting in rural areas and two to three per cent in urban areas.  
 Voter turn-out in other urban centres of other districts too have been less.
But there is a noticeable increase in turn-out at urban centres too, she said.

Polling percentage

According to the final data of voting compiled by the district administration, the district has registered a total polling percentage of 71.15.

Among the constituencies in the district, K R Nagar constituency recorded a maximum turn out of 82.7 per cent, followed by Varuna at 82.24 per cent. The remaining constituencies hovered around the 70-79 per cent mark. However, none of the urban constituencies in the district recorded a turn out of 60 per cent.

Krishnaraja constituency, which recorded a voter turnout of 58.49 was the highest for city constituencies, followed by Chamaraja 55.11.

Narasimharaja constituency recorded the lowest voter turn out in the district at 54.44 per cent.

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