Historically high 70.75% polling, higher compare to 2007, district wise polling figures, other details here


Ahmedabad, 13 December 2012

Update on 14 December

70.75% voting in first phase as per the final announcement made by the Election Commission today.

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According to official announcement made by the Election Commission, first phase of Gujarat assembly election has witnessed around 68% average polling. The polling was peaceful as per the Election Commission. In 2007 the first phase areas witnessed 59.77% turnout. This time turnout is much more.

-Total voters 1,81,86,045
-Candidates 846 including 47 women
-21,268 polling booths
-ID cards were distributed to 99.65% voters
-Photo electoral roll covered 99.53% voters
-25,000 EVM machines were used
-214 machines were found faulty mock poll while -0.01% EVMs were found faulty during polling
-5,700 cameras were used at polling stations.
-Poll boycott was witnessed in two villages of Junagadh and Surendranagar district(Dhulkot village).
-Completely peaceful polling

District wise
Ahmedabad rural – 66.8%

Saurashtra
Surendranagar – 68%
Rajkot 68.8%
Jamnagar 63%
Porbanar 63.5%
Junagadh 67%
Amreli 65.6%
Bhavnagar 68%

Central and south Gujarat
Narmada 71.8%
Bharuch 67.5%
Surat 64%
Dangs 66%
Navsari 72%
Valsad 67%
Tapi 76%

Second phase polling will take place on 17th. The results will be declared on 20th of this month.


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