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73 per cent polling in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Press Trust of India  |  Port Blair 

Around 73 per cent of over three lakh voters in the Union Territory of Andaman and exercised their franchise in the election on Thursday, officials said.

Fifteen candidates including Kuldeep of the and BJP's are in the fray for the lone seat in the union territory.

Andaman and has 3,17,878 voters who were eligible to exercise their franchise in 407 polling stations in three districts, the said.

Around 48,518 voters new voters have been added to the electoral rolls for the this year. There was also an increase of 21 polling stations in this election, taking the total number polling stations to 407 covering the length and breadth of these Islands.

The southernmost polling station in the country is at Shastri Nagar, in the

At around 3500 voters cast their votes in different polling stations in the Great Nicobar region including the Shompen tribes.

Polling Stations were set up for tribal as well as other electors at for Great Andamanese and for Onges.

The polling station at Pilopatia at Little Nicobar had only nine voters while Government Middle School, Brichgunj with 3492 voters has the highest number of electors.

For the first time 11 all women polling stations were created in all the three districts, the added.

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First Published: Thu, April 11 2019. 22:45 IST