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Lok Sabha Polls Phase 1 updates: Nearly 64% voter turnout; final percentage to be out today

Voting percentage is likely to go up when reports from all polling stations are obtained, as polling was scheduled until 6 PM in many constituencies

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- April 20th 2024 08:25 AM
Lok Sabha Polls Phase 1 updates: Nearly 64% voter turnout; final percentage to be out today

Lok Sabha Polls Phase 1 updates: Nearly 64% voter turnout; final percentage to be out today

Lok Sabha Polls Phase 1: The first phase of voting for 102 parliamentary constituencies spread over 21 states and Union Territories was held on Friday with a voter turnout of nearly 64 per cent.

The estimated voter turnout was recorded at 63.89 percent till 9:00 pm in the first phase of polling.


According to an official release, the voting percentage is likely to go up when reports from all polling stations are obtained, as polling was scheduled until 6 PM in many constituencies. Also, voters who reached the polling stations until the end of polling hours were allowed to cast their vote.

The Elections Commission of India (ECI) also said that the first phase of polling was "largely peaceful across 21 States and Union Territories." However, a few areas in West Bengal and Manipur witnessed sporadic incidents of violence and firing.

The Election Commission said the polling for the first phase of the 2024 general elections recorded a high voter turnout despite the heat wave.

As per estimated voter turnout data, Tripura recorded the highest turnout at around 80.17 per cent, followed by West Bengal at 77.57 per cent. Sikkim recorded around 69.47 per voter turnout. The voting concluded at 6 pm in 102 Lok Sabha constituencies.

Polling was held in 21 states and union territories in the first phase. These are - Arunachal Pradesh (two seats), Assam (five), Bihar (four), Chhattisgarh (one), Madhya Pradesh (six), Maharashtra (five), Manipur (two), Meghalaya (two), Mizoram (one), Nagaland (one), Rajasthan (12), Sikkim (one), Tamil Nadu (39), Tripura (one), Uttar Pradesh (eight), Uttarakhand (five), West Bengal (three), Andaman and Nicobar (one), Jammu and Kashmir (one), Lakshadweep (one) and Puducherry (one).

The first phase has the highest number of parliamentary constituencies among all phases.

The Lok Sabha polls will be held in India in seven phases, starting from April 19 to June 1 to elect the 543 members of the 18th Lok Sabha. The results will be announced on June 4.

The second phase will be held on April 26 and the remaining phases will be May 7, May 13, May 20, May 25, and June 1 accordingly. The last general elections in 2019 were also held in seven phases. 

- With inputs from agencies

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