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71.85 per cent voting in 2nd phase surpasses phase one voting

Posted on Dec 19, 07:23AM | UNI

The final polls figure for second phase of the Gujarat assembly elections released by the Election Commission is 71.85 per cent, thus surpassing the figure of 70.75 per cent recorded in the first phase of polling.

Besides record voter turnout this time, the most striking fact is the enthusiasm shown by the tribal voters. Like in first phase, second phase has also seen maximum voting in the tribal-dominated districts. The Sabarkatha district of North Gujarat has registered 75.56 per cent voter turnout in the second phase of polling held yesterday.

In the second phase of elections for 95 seats, 73.55 per cent voting was done by males while 70.01 per cent voting was done by females. The highest voting by women was 74.08 percent in Sabarkatha district. In the case of males, the highest voting was 77.81 per cent in Banaskatha district.

The lowest voting was seen in Kutch district. The voting there stood at 67.77 per cent.

As per the EC's data, apart from 76,18,248 male and 66,79,853 female voters, 12 voters from the other gender exercised their franchise in the second phase of the polls.