Maharashtra records its lowest ever voter turnout in last 5 elections — at 55.83%
- The Election Commission of India will announce the final
voter turnoutin a press conference at 6.30pm.
- Maharashtra might record the lowest voter turnout.
Maharashtra recorded 63.38% turnout in 2014 Assembly elections. The Election Commission of India (ECI) will announce the final voter turnout in a press conference at 6.30pm.
The day started out slow with Maharashtra reporting a low turnout of 5.76% till 10:00 am. By 12:00pm voter turnout picked up to hit 16.75% with rain slowing them down. Polling booths peaked to 43.84% by 4:00 pm.
Long queues were observed outside several polling stations, indicating the percentage may go up in subsequent hours. However, bad weather conditions and a dull build up slowed the election fervour.
As many as 3,239 candidates are fighting the Maharashtra Assembly elections on October 21.
Voting began at 7 am and will end at 6 pm.
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