West Bengal's Final Polling Phase Sees 76.80% Voter Turnout

The Election Commission reported a 76.80% voter turnout in West Bengal during the final phase of polling for nine Lok Sabha seats. This turnout is lower than previous elections. The highest turnout was seen in Basirhat and the lowest in Kolkata Uttar. Security measures included central forces and state police.


PTI | Kolkata | Updated: 03-06-2024 11:37 IST | Created: 03-06-2024 11:37 IST
West Bengal's Final Polling Phase Sees 76.80% Voter Turnout
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The Election Commission has reported that voter turnout during the seventh and final phase of polling in West Bengal stood at 76.80%. The phase was conducted across nine Lok Sabha seats.

This turnout was noted to be lower compared to past elections—78.51% during the 2019 general election and 79% in the 2021 assembly election. Polling was held from 7 am to 6 pm on June 1.

Basirhat recorded the highest voter turnout at 84.31%, followed by Mathurapur (82.02%), Diamond Harbour (81.04%), Barasat (80.18%), Jaynagar (80.08%), Jadavpur (76.68%), and Dum Dum (73.81%). Kolkata Dakshin and Kolkata Uttar experienced the lowest turnout, with 66.95% and 63.95% respectively.

A total of 1,63,40,345 voters were eligible to vote across 17,470 polling stations. The Election Commission deployed 967 companies of central forces and over 33,000 state police personnel to ensure a smooth voting process.

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