Voter turnout at 34.74 per cent till 1 pm in second Phase of Gujarat Polls

In the second round of the Gujarat Assembly elections, as of Monday at 1 p.m., 34.74 percent of eligible voters had cast ballots.

Today’s voting began at 8 a.m. 19.17% of eligible voters cast ballots in the state up until 11 a.m. Sabarkantha had the greatest turnout, with 39.73 percent of voters casting ballots, according to the Election Commission’s most recent data.

In Mahisagar, the turnout was the lowest (29.72 percent). 36.49 percent of the vote was cast in Gandhinagar, the seat of the BJP’s senior leaders, including Prime Minister Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, and Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel.

In the midst of severe security measures, voting for the 93 Assembly constituencies spread across 14 districts in north and central Gujarat began at 8 a.m. on Monday for the second and final round of the Gujarat Assembly Elections.

In the second round of the Gujarat elections, 833 candidates representing 61 parties are running for office. More than 2.51 crore voters will decide who wins or loses.

Nearly 36,000 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will be used, and the Election Commission has set up 26,409 polling places. In order to facilitate the polls, about 84,000 polling officers and about 29,000 presiding officers have been stationed in 14 districts.

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