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Modest voter turnout in state, Shillong lags again

In the 2018 Assembly polls, the state recorded 87.7 per cent voting, 2.45 per cent more than in February 27, 2023.

SHILLONG:

The state recorded 85.25 per cent voting in the Assembly election, falling short of the 2018 poll percentage.

In the 2018 Assembly polls, the state recorded 87.7 per cent voting, 2.45 per cent more than in February 27, 2023.

However, polling was held only in 59 out of the 60 constituencies due to the death of United Democratic Party (UDP) candidate from Sohïong HDR Lyngdoh.

As per information received from the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), a total number of 1,824,748 people cast their votes.

The number of women voters outnumbered men. Altogether 882,330 men came out to vote against 942,416 females.

Mowkaïaw constituency in West Jaiñtia Hills district recorded the highest voting percentage at 92.73, while South Shillong in East Khasi Hills district recorded the lowest with 62.10 per cent.

Out of the seven constituencies in the Jaiñtia Hills region, five recorded over 90 per cent turnout – Nartiang (90.49 per cent), Mowkaïaw (92.73 per cent), Sutnga–Saipung (90.80 per cent), Khliehriat (90.75 per cent) and Amlaren (90.97 per cent).

Two constituencies of Eastern West Khasi Hills district also recorded over 90 per cent turnout, namely, Mairang (90.93 per cent), Mawthadraishan (91.70 per cent); in the Garo Hills region, Phulbari (90.39 per cent), Rajabala (92.66 per cent), Selsella (91.71 per cent) and Dadenggre (90.23 per cent) recorded over 90 per cent voting.

Constituencies in Shillong saw urban voter apathy; these included East Shillong (64.69 per cent), North Shillong (64.76 per cent), West Shillong (67.38 per cent), South Shillong (62.10 per cent) and Nongthymmai (66.58 per cent).

Pynthorumkhrah recorded 73.31 per cent turnout while Mawlai recorded 79 per cent.

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