Maharashtra records its lowest ever voter turnout in last 5 elections — at 55.83%

BJP supporters during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's election campaign rally ahead of Maharashtra Assembly elections, at Kharghar in Navi Mumbai.Photo/Mitesh Bhuvad) (

  • The Election Commission of India will announce the final voter turnout in a press conference at 6.30pm.
  • Maharashtra might record the lowest voter turnout.

Maharashtra recorded the lowest voter turnout in the past five assembly elections. According to the Election Commission of India, it stood 55.83%. The state has a total electorate of 89.7 million, comprising 46.8 million men and 42.8 million women, plus 2,634 transgender voters.



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.

Several Bollywood celebrities, including Aamir Khan, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Lara Dutta, Deepika Padukone, Hrithik Roshan, Varun Dhawan, John Abraham, Vidya Balan, Anil Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit stepped out on Monday morning to vote for the Maharashtra Assembly elections.

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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