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Polling complete in 28 States/UTs and 486 PCs for GE 2024; Also, for 105 Assembly Constituencies of Odisha

Newdelhi:25/5/24:Plling in the sixth phase of General Elections 2024 which commenced across 58 PCs recorded an approximate voter turnout of 59.06% as of 7:45 pm. Despite hot weather in certain parts of the country, voters were undeterred in their enthusiasm as they were seen queuing up patiently to cast their votes across the country. A large number of voters were still in the queue at some polling stations at the prescribed time of closing of poll.

Polling in Anantnag-Rajouri PC in Jammu and Kashmir was completely peaceful with a turnout of 52.28% as at 7.45 pm, which is the highest in many decades. With this, the polling for the Parliamentary seats in the UT of Jammu and Kashmir has concluded. In the ongoing General Elections 2024, the three PCs in the valley namely Srinagar (38.49%), Baramulla (59.1%), and Anantnag-Rajouri (52.28% as of 7:45 PM) have recorded voter turnouts which are highest in many decades.

Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Jharkhand, NCT Delhi, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal, are the States/UTs that went to polls in this phase. A total of 889 candidates were in the electoral fray.

Polling across all constituencies was held smoothly and peacefully. CEC Shri Rajiv Kumar and ECs Shri Gyanesh Kumar and Shri Sukhbir Singh Sandhu also voted, along with their families in their respective polling stations. They kept a close watch on every aspect of the poll process and issued necessary directions, throughout the day. Stringent security measures were in place creating a conducive environment for voters to cast their vote without fear or intimidation.

The approximate voter turnout figures of 59.06% as of 7:45 PM will continue to be updated State/PC/AC wise on the Voter Turnout App of ECI. This will also give aggregate phase-wise figures in addition to the State/PC/AC-wise figures. Commission shall additionally for convenience of stakeholders, issue another press note with voter turnout figures at ~2345 hours though live updates are available for stakeholders to directly check on the voter turnout App.

State-Wise Approximate Voter Turnout in Phase – 6 (7:45 PM)

Sl. No. State / UT No. PCs Approximate Voter Turnout %
1 Bihar 08 53.30
2 Haryana 10 58.37
3 Jammu and Kashmir 01 52.28
4 Jharkhand 04 62.74
5 NCT of Delhi 07 54.48
6 Odisha 06 60.07
7 Uttar Pradesh 14 54.03
8 West Bengal 08 78.19
Above 8 States/UTs 58 59.06

As per the laid down procedure, scrutiny of election papers takes place one day after the polling day in the presence of candidates or their authorized polling agents. The decision to conduct a repoll, if any, is also taken. Some polling parties return after polling day depending on the geographical/ logistical conditions. The Commission will also, after the scrutiny and depending on the number/ schedule of repoll, publish the updated voter turnout figures by 30.05.2024

 

In Odisha, 42 Assembly Constituencies went to polls simultaneously with the Parliamentary Constituencies. Scenes of colorful jubilation at having exercised their cherished franchise emerged from across the State which recorded a voter turnout of 60.07% as of 7:45 PM. The Commission’s concerted efforts to enroll and motivate PVTG voters came to fruition as they also posed with their inked fingers after casting their votes at Polling Stations in the coastal State.

With the conclusion of phase 6, polling for General Elections 2024 is now completed in 28 States/UTs and 486 PCs. Polling is also complete in General Elections for State Legislative Assemblies of Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh, and 105 Assembly seats of Odisha State Assembly. The next and last phase (phase 7) polling is scheduled on June 1, 2024, in 57 PCs in 8 States/UTs.

 

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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