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3 out of 7 seats in Delhi get more women to vote in this Lok Sabha election

According to the official data, 60.15 percent of women voters came out to vote as compared to 60.82 percent of men. The overall voting percentage dropped to 60.52 from 2014.

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Voters queue to cast their vote at a polling station during the sixth phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections
Voters queue to cast their vote at a polling station during the sixth phase of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections | Photo: PTI

East Delhi, New and parliamentary constituencies saw more women turning out to vote as compared to men, officials said Thursday.

recorded a turnout of 60.52 percent in the polls on May 12, five percentage points down from 2014.

According to official data, 60.82 per cent male voters and 60.15 per cent female voters exercised their right this time.

The East Delhi constituency, which is seeing a triangular contest between BJP's Gautam Gambhir, Congress's Arvinder Singh Lovely and AAP's Atishi Marlena, saw 61.80 per cent women exercising their right to vote as compared to 61.50 per cent of male voters.

The constituency, which has many VVIP voters, recorded the lowest voter turnout among all seven constituencies in Delhi at 56.86 per cent, but saw a better turnout of women than men. According to the data, 57.21 per cent of women voters cast their votes while 56.58 per cent men exercised their franchise in the seat.

South Delhi, which had the second lowest turnout of voters, saw 58.89 per cent of women voters as compared to 58.60 per cent of male voters.

The Lok Sabha constituency, where former Sheila Dikshit, and AAP'S Dilip Pandey are contesting, recorded the highest voter turnout at 63.67 per cent.

While 64.46 per cent of men cast their votes, 62.72 per cent women turned out to vote.

In a first for the city, as many as 17 booths with all women polling officials were established for the Lok Sabha elections in the seven constituencies of Delhi.

Out of the 17 booths, 10 had been set up in East Delhi constituency, two in and one each in North East Delhi, West Delhi, South Delhi, and North

First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 00:25 IST
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