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Business News/ Elections / Lok Sabha elections 2024: Chennai Central records lowest voter turnout in TN constituencies till 7 pm

Lok Sabha elections 2024: Chennai Central records lowest voter turnout in TN constituencies till 7 pm

Lok Sabha elections 2024: In the first phase of general elections, Chennai Central has recorded lowest voter turnout till 7 pm Of the 39 constituencies in the state

Lok Sabha elections 2024 Phase 1 voting on April 19Premium
Lok Sabha elections 2024 Phase 1 voting on April 19

Lok Sabha elections 2024: Chennai Central, one of the three Lok Sabha constituencies in the capital city of Tamil Nadu, recorded the lowest voter turnout in Tamil Nadu in the first phase of the Lok Sabha elections. Voter turnout in this constituency was 24.09 percent at 11 am, 32.31 percent at 1 pm, 41.47 percent at 3 pm and 67.35 per cent at 7 pm, Chief Electoral Satyabrata Sahoo said.

“Highest voting of 75.67 per cent has been recorded in Kallakurichi, next 75.44 per cent in Dharmapuri, and minimum is 67.35 per cent in Chennai Central, 67. 82 per cent in Chennai South," Tamil Nadu Chief Election Officer said.

"By tomorrow, we will be able to get an overall figure of the voter turnout in the state," Sahoo added.

Till 11 am, the voter turnout in three parliamentary constituencies at Chennai was 20%.  Sahoo said the voter turnout in Chennai Central constituency was 24.09% at 11 am, 32.31% at 1 pm and 41.47% at 3 pm.

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As per data released by the Election Commission, the average voter turnout in 39 constituencies of Tamil Nadu was 51.41% till 3 pm. The Dharmapuri Lok Sabha constituency recorded 57.86% voter turnout, the highest in the state till 3 pm, followed by Namakkal at 57.67, and Kallakurichi at 57.34%.

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Of the 39 constituencies in the state, eight polled below 50 per cent at 3 pm. These included the three constituencies in the city - Chennai North, Chennai South and Chennai Central- which polled 44.84, 42.10 and 41.47 percent, respectively. The others seats where polling was below 50 per cent were Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur, Tirunelveli, Madurai and Sriperumbudur.

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Voting for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections 2024 began on Friday across 102 parliamentary constituencies spread over 21 states and Union Territories at 7:00 am. Voters will exercise the franchise until 6:00 pm.

Approximately 8.4 crore male voters, 8.23 crore female voters, and 11,371 third-gender voters are eligible to cast their vote in the first phase of Lok Sabha polls.

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Published: 19 Apr 2024, 04:16 PM IST
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