Third phase turnout is estimated by EC preliminary data to be 64.4% as voting concludes in 20 states and UTs

May 8, New Delhi As of 11:45 p.m. on Tuesday, the Election Commission reported that the highest voter turnout came from Assam (4 seats), with 81.61 percent of the vote, and the lowest from Uttar Pradesh (10 seats), with 57.34 percent. These results represent the voter turnout in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections, which covers 93 constituencies across 11 states and UTs.

As of 11:40 p.m., the third phase of the general elections had around 64.4% of voters registered. According to a statement from the EC, “The same will be updated by the field level officers as polling parties continue to return and will be available PC wise (along with respective AC segments) live at VTR App.”

The poll panel stated that the data “was an approximate trend, as data from some polling stations (PS) takes time and this trend does not include postal ballot.” The data was based on the information that the field officer was entering into the computers. At polling place closing, all poll workers get Form 17 C, which contains the final real account of votes cast for each PS.

West Bengal (4 seats) received 75.79 percent of the vote, while Goa (2 seats) received 75.20 percent. Chhatisgarh (7 seats) received 71.06 percent, Karnataka (14 seats) received 70.41 percent, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu (2 seats) received 69.87 percent, Madhya Pradesh (9 seats) received 66.05 percent, Gujarat (25 seats) received 58.98 percent, and Bihar (5 seats) received 58.18 percent of the vote, according to the poll panel.

Voting was open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with many people enduring the heat to exercise their right to vote. Voting in the line continued into six o’clock in the evening. Most polling was conducted in a calm manner.

Phase 3 has concluded, and voting in twenty states and the Union Territory has now taken place in half of the Lok Sabha seats (283).

Tuesday marked the conclusion of the election process in the Union Territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Assam, Goa, Gujarat, and Karnataka.

Among the 1,331 candidates, prominent participants included Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who was running from Gandhinagar in Gujarat; former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, from the state’s Vidisha; Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia from Guna (Madhya Pradesh) (all BJP); Congress heavyweight and former Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh from Madhya Pradesh’s Rajgarh; Samajwadi Party’s Dimple Yadav from Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri and Aditya Yadav (Budaun); former BJP Karnataka Chief Ministers Jagadish Shettar (Belgaum), Basavaraj Bommai (Haveri); Congress’ Geeta Shivarajkumar (Shimoga); industrialist Pallavi Dempo, running from South Goa on a BJP ticket; and NCP-SP’s Supriya Sule, who faced her sister-in-law and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister

On May 13, 96 seats from 10 states and UTs will be chosen in the subsequent round.

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