Odisha: 71.61% Turnout In 3rd Phase Polls

Bhubaneswar: The third phase elections in Odisha covering six Lok Sabha and 42 Assembly Constituencies passed of peacefully, though some stray incidents of attacks were reported from some places in Puri where an EVM was smashed.

The final polling figures released by CEO Surendra Kumar reveals that around 71.61 per cent votes were polled across the six Lok Sabha and 42 Assembly Constituencies. The final figures are marginally lower than the 72.7 per cent poll turnout in 2014.

As per the final poll figures, Keonjhar has recorded the highest turnout of 78.16 per cent. In 2014, the constituency had recorded the highest poll turnout of 80.4 per cent. Keonjhar LS turnout has dropped in 2019. Sambalpur LS had recorded 76.38 per cent turnout against a turnout of 75.87 per cent in 2014. The constituency has recorded marginally higher turnout this time. Similarly, Bhubaneswar LS has posted a marginal higher voting in 2019 with a turnout rate of 59.60 per cent against 58.38 per cent in 2014.

However, Dhenkanal recorded a lower turnout in 2019 as 74.98 per cent voters exercised their franchise against 76.43 per cent in 2014. Similarly, Cuttack saw a lower turnout of 69.65 per cent against 71.35 per cent in 2014. The temple town Puri recorded lower turnout of 72.53 per cent against 74 per cent in 2014.

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