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LS polls 2019: 45,000 Delhi voters opt for NOTA, up by 6,200 from 2014

North West Delhi saw the highest number of votes for NOTA with over 10,000 voters opting for it

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A voter shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote at a polling station
A voter shows his finger marked with indelible ink after casting vote at a polling station

Over 45,000 voters in the national capital chose the option in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, an increase of over 6,200 votes polled under the category compared to the 2014 general elections.

The votes cast under the None Of The Above (NOTA) category accounted for 0.53 per cent of the total votes.

According to data shared by the Election Commission, the reserved seat saw the maximum number of votes polled under the category at 10,210.

The seat had the least number of candidates in the fray and the maximum number of voters.

West constituency which saw the highest victory margin, received second highest number of votes at 8,937.

The New seat, which saw the lowest turnout, received 6,601 votes.

North East Delhi saw the highest voter turnout but received the least number of NOTA votes at 4,589.

The number of NOTA votes polled in Chandni Chowk, East Delhi and South Delhi stood at 5,133, 4,920 and 5,264 respectively.

By opting for NOTA, a voter can disapprove of all the candidates in the fray.

The option was first made available in the 2013 Assembly elections in Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh.

The 2014 Lok Sabha polls were the first general elections to offer the option.

First Published: Fri, May 24 2019. 15:06 IST
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