Gujarat sees over 60% voter turnout in first phase polls

Voters go through the election procedure to cast their vote

Gujarat saw over 60 percent voter turnout till 5 p.m. on Thursday in the first phase of assembly polls.
The voting began at 8 a.m. to decide the fate of 788 candidates in 89 constituencies spread across 19 districts. The voter turnout was 48.48 percent until 3 p.m. According to the data from the Election Commission, Tapi district continued to witness the highest voter turnout at 72.32 percent until 5 p.m., followed by Narmada at 68.09 percent and Dangs at 64.84 percent.
Gir Somnath, which had a 50.89 percent turnout until 3 p.m., saw a turnout of more than 60 percent.Morbi saw a turnout of over 56 percent.
Devbhumi Dwarka saw a turnout of over 59.11 percent. Amreli saw polling percentages of (52.73), Bharuch (59.36), Bhavnagar (51.34), Botad (51.64), Jamnagar (53.98), Junagadh (52.04), Kachchh (54.52), Navsari (65.91), Porbandar (53.84), Rajkot (51.66), Surat (57.16), Surendranagar (58.14), and Valsad (62.46).
The total electorate includes 1,24,33,362 males and 1,15,42,811 females. The second phase of polling will be held on December 5 and results will be declared on December 8 along with those of the Himachal Pradesh elections.
Meanwhile, in preparation for phase 2 voting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid floral tribute to the statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose during his roadshow in Ahmedabad on Thursday.