GUWAHATI: During the first-phase Assembly election held on March 27, the highest voters' turnout of 89.79% was recorded in Dhing LAC (Legislative Assembly Constituency) within Nagaon district. On the other hand, the lowest turnout of 74.67% was registered in Jorhat LAC within Jorhat district. Of the 2,31,156 total electorates in Dhing LAC, a total of 2,07,548 votes were polled. In Jorhat LAC, of the total 1,85,804 electorates, the polled votes were 1,38,747.
Meanwhile, Rupahihat in Nagaon district and Naoboicha in Lakhimpur district registered the second and the third highest voters' turnout at 88.97% and 86.19% respectively.
The first-phase polls were held in 47 LACs across 12 districts of upper and middle Assam.
Mentionably, Majuli is the only district (in the State) having just one LAC. Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is contesting from the Majuli LAC for the second consecutive term. Of the total 1,32,016 electorates in Majuli LAC, a total of 1,04,704 votes were polled.
The breakup of voters' turnout across the 12 districts is as follows: Nagaon (86.83%); Sivasagar (82.59%); Charaideo (81.55%); Biswanath (82.31%); Lakhimpur (82.19%); Majuli (79.31%); Golaghat (79.21%); Sonitpur (78.46%); Dhemaji (77.96%); Dibrugarh (77.84%); Tinsukia (77.22%); and Jorhat (76.57%).