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Rajasthan records 72.62 pc turnout; Telangana 67 pc: EC

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A of 72.62 per cent was recorded in the assembly in on Friday while in Telangana, the figure was 67 per cent, the said.

Counting in these two states and in Chhattisgarh, and will take place on December 11.

The commission said the figures were based on initial reports available at 5.00 PM as voters were still standing in queues and the final tally would be available later.

It said the final figures could be more than what have been made available now.

Senior said till 5.00 PM, Telangana recorded 67 per cent It was 69.5 per cent in the previous assembly polls.

Another said recorded 72.62 per cent It was 75.23 per cent in 2013 assembly polls and 63.02 per cent in the 2014 Lok Sabha

Sudeep Jain, in charge of EVMs said that in Telangana, 0.86 per cent of the ballot units, 0.95 per cent of the control units and 2.92 per cent of the paper trail machines were replaced.

In Rajasthan, 0.31 per cent of ballot units, as many control units and 1.45 per cent of paper trail machines were replaced.

"The replacement number is going down. It is stabilising ... training of polling personnel has ensured that lesser number of faults take place during voting," he said.

One control unit and one ballot unit make up for electronic voting machine.

As many as four ballot units can be attached with the control unit. Each ballot unit has 16 buttons, including one for the none of the above (NOTA) option. If the candidates exceed 16, another ballot unit can e attached. In the new M3 EVM, the limitation of 16 buttons is no more there.

Responding to a question on 'missing names' in Telangana's voter list, Sinha said the issue has been flagged and the will look into it after the election process is over.

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First Published: Fri, December 07 2018. 22:12 IST