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85.11 per cent voting recorded during Tuesday polling in four

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

An average of 85.11 per cent of the 74,76,062 of the total electorate exercised their franchise in the third and final phase of polling held for four parliamentary seats in Assam on Tuesday, an election office spokesman said Wednesday updating the voting percentage.

An average of 81.73 per cent of males and a nearly equal of 81.30 percent female voters and 4.89 per cent of the third gender cast vote in the third phase of polling in the state on April 23.

Dhubri recorded the highest voting of 90.66 per cent followed by 86.60 per cent in Barpeta, 83.16 per cent in Kokrajhar (ST) constituency and 80.81 per cent in Gauhati parliamentary constituency.

Dhubri's 90.66 is the highest percentage of votes polled in all the three phases of polling in the state and this is higher than its 88.22 per cent voting which was the highest voter turnout in the country in 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

The total percentage of votes polled in the first phase was 78.23 per cent for the five constituencies of Tezpur, Kaliabor, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur held on April 11 and 81.21 per cent in the second phase for the five constituencies of Karimganj(SC), Silchar, Autonomous District (ST), Nowgong and Mangaldoi.

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First Published: Wed, April 24 2019. 20:15 IST