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75 per cent voter turnout recorded in Meghalaya polls

75 per cent voter turnout recorded in Meghalaya polls

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  28 Feb 2019 4:50 AM GMT


A Correspondent

SHILLONG: An overall percentage of 75 per cent voting was recorded to the two Houses of the Autonomous District Council that went to polls on Wednesday. However, this is not the final percentage since tabulation is going on, officials said.

According to Commissioner and Secretary, District Council Affairs Department, Tining Dkhar, at 6 pm, the voters’ turnout in Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC) was 78.65 per cent and in Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) it was around 60.28 per cent.

“These figures are not the final ones but only provisional as the tabulation and compilation of data and figures will be forwarded by DCs and ROs. I hope tomorrow by 11 am, we should be able to give the exact and final figures of voters turnoutconstituency wise,” Dkhar said.

He also said he expects the percentage will be a decent one when compared to the 2014 elections in KHADC.

“We expect the same figure. The success of the election is not only the cooperation of the DC but polling parties, zonal magistrates and active participation of the public in both the ADCs,” Dkhar said.

The Commissioner and Secretary also said that the election process was by and large peaceful as there were no untoward incidents. He also said there is no reports related to malpractices during the elections.

“It is worth mentioning that the EVMs utilized during this elections were very successful,” he said.

He also said that in KHADC, there were about seven EVMs and six in JHADC which malfunctioned and were replaced on time and polling went on smoothly.

The counting will be held on March 2. Dkhar also said that there will be live coverage from the NSCA stadium and the office has partnered with Batesi TV for the same. “We appeal to the public not to rush to the Polo stadium,” the Commissioner and Secretary said. I thanked the voters of the Khasi and Jaintia Hills for exercising despite the inclement weather.

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