Turnout in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry less than 2011 polls: EC

PTI5_16_2016_00233A Women wait in a queue to cast their votes for Tamil Nadu Assembly polls in Chennai on Monday | PTI Photo

The Election Commission last night revised the voter turnout of assembly elections in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry, but they were less than the 2011 polls.

However, the percentage is likely to go up as the figures were not final.

In Tamil Nadu, where the elections went off peacefully, 72 per cent of the 5.82 crore voters turned out to cast votes, according to figures issued by quoting reports till 8 pm.

In the 2011 assembly polls, the figures were 78.12 per cent and 73.85 per cent in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

In Kerala, the figures available at 8 pm said that 71 per cent of the total electors had cast votes. The figure was 75.12 per cent in 2011 and 74.02 per cent in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. At 6 pm too, the figure had stood at 71 per cent, as told by EC during a media briefing at 7 pm.

In Puducherry, the voter turnout recorded at 8 pm was 84.11 per cent, which was 75.12 per cent in the 2011 assembly polls. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the turnout was recorded at 83.05 per cent, the Commission said.

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