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Another dip in polling; provisional turnout for second phase polls at 64%

Kerala, which had all its 20 Lok Sabha seats go to polls on Friday, had 67.15% turnout at 11 pm, while its turnout in 2019 had been 78%. Photo: Salim K Shafi/Maktoob

The second phase of the Lok Sabha elections wrapped up on Friday. Voter turnout statistics for 88 constituencies, available until 10 pm, indicated a decrease, continuing the trend from the first phase, compared to the turnout in the 2019 elections.

According to the Election Commission, provisional turnout was recorded at 64.2%, which was expected to rise, albeit marginally, as voters were still lined up to cast their votes in parts of Rajasthan, West Bengal, Kerala, Karnataka and Maharashtra close to 6 pm.

In 2019, the turnout in 85 of the 88 seats that went to polls on Friday was 69.64%.

Till Friday night, Maharashtra registered a turnout of 59.6%, Bihar 57% and Uttar Pradesh 54.8%, as opposed to 63%, 63% and 62%, respectively, in 2019.

Rajasthan, which had 12 seats in phase one and 13 in phase two, had a turnout of 64.07% for the second phase at 11 pm, while the turnout in the same seats in 2019 was 68%.

Kerala, which had all its 20 Lok Sabha seats go to polls on Friday, had 71.16% turnout at 11 pm, while its turnout in 2019 had been 78%.

Karnataka, which had 14 seats go to polls on Friday, had 68.38% turnout at 11 pm, while the turnout in the same 14 seats had been 67% in 2019.

The lone seat in Tripura recorded 79.59% turnout as compared to 82.9% in 2019.

During the first phase of voting for 102 seats on April 19, the provisional turnout stood at roughly 63% by the end of day and the final figure, the day after, was 66%.

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