With just two more phases to go, voter turnout further declines in phase 5

Voters queue up at a polling station to cast their votes for the fifth phase of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, in Uttar Pradesh's Raebareli, on May 6, 2019IANS
  • Provisional voter turnout of 62.56% was recorded in phase 5 of general elections.
  • For the phase 5, 8.77 crore electors were eligible to vote out of which 4.63 crore were male voters, 4.14 crore were female while 2,119 were from the third gender.
As India wrapped up the phase 5 of the Lok Sabha elections, a provisional voter turnout of 62.56% was recorded, according to the Election Commission.

On May 6, only 7 states and 51 constituencies headed out to vote in India, which concludes voting for 78% of India. The phase 5 of polling was the smallest one of the 7-phase elections.

Over all the voter turnout further reduced from 64% in phase 4. For phase 5, 8.77 crore electors were eligible to vote out of which 4.63 crore were male voters, 4.14 crore were female while 2,119 were from the third gender.


Cumulative figures from the first 4 phases show that 20 crore women voters have come out to vote while 6,389 voters were from the third gender.

However, while the voter turnout has been reducing per phase, keeping in mind that there has been an increase of 5.94 crore voters in the country from 2014, there has been an increase in the voter turnout from 2014. The election commission reported that for the first 4 phases, the voting percentage has increased by 1.09% from 2014.

For phase 5, West Bengal recorded the highest percentage of 74.42%, Madhya Pradesh reported 65.27% while Rajasthan stood at 63.72%. The state of Jammu & Kashmir completed its polling today.
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