Chandigarh, Apr 12 UNI | 4 months ago

Sirsa Lok Sabha constituency in the state registered the highest polling of 77.11 per cent today, followed by Hisar and Kurukshetra with 76.52 per cent and 76.05 per cent polling, respectively.

During the Lok Sabha elections of 2009, the highest polling of 75.29 per cent was registered by Kurukshetra constituency, followed by Sirsa 75.01 per cent and Bhiwani-Mahendergarh 72.53 per cent, Haryana Chief Electoral Officer Shrikant Walgad said.

This time, Ambala registered 72.34 per cent olling, Gurgaon 72.14 per cent, Karnal 71.07 per cent, Bhiwani-Mahendergarh 71.03 per cent, Sonipat 69.87 per cent, Rohtak 67.71 per cent and Faridabad recorded 65.18 per cent polling.

The total voting percentage is 71.86 for the 10 Lok Sabha seats held on April 10 against 67.94 per cent in 2009; and the total percentage of women voters was 70 against 66.17 per cent in 2009, Mr Walgad added.

Mr Walgad said the Kalanwali Assembly constituency recorded the highest polling with 80.88 per cent followed by Ellenabad and Rania with 80.76 per cent and 80.51 per cent, respectively.

This time, women in the Sirsa constituency have recorded the highest polling with 75.75 per cent, whereas Hisar and Kurukshetra were at second and third place with 75.14 per cent and 75.04 per cent, respectively.

In 2009, the highest polling by women was recorded in Kurukshetra with 74.56 per cent; Sirsa came second with 74.26 per cent and Bhiwani-Mahendergarh third with 72.23 per cent.

He said this time, 70.70 per cent women cast their votes in Ambala constituency, 69.36 per cent in Gurgaon; 68.42 per cent in Karnal; 69.81 per cent in Bhiwani-Mahendergarh; 68.18 per cent in Sonipat; 65.65 per cent in Rohtak; and 62.36 per cent females voted in Faridabad.

The Rania Assembly constituency registered the highest 79.59 per cent polling by female voters followed by Kalanwali and Ellenabad with 79.55 per cent and 79.46 per cent, respectively, the CEO added.

(Posted on 12-04-2014)