Guwahati, April 11, 2019
The first phase of the 17th Lok Sabha election has ended successfully and peacefully in Assam. The first phase in Assam recorded with approximately 68 per cent turnout, a top election official said. Five parliamentary constituencies have been covered in the first phase.
Chief Electoral Officer Mukesh Chandra Sahu informed that there were reports of malfunctioning of EVMs from some booths and defective machines have been replaced. “Around 100 VVPATS were replaced while 20 units of control and ballot units were changed,” he said.
Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Kaliabor, Tezpur and Lakhimpur Lok Sabha constituencies have an electorate of 76,03,458 out of which 38,65,334 are male, 37,37,970 are female and 154 are of the third gender, who will decide the fate of 41 candidates.
Jorhat has recorded the highest of 72 per cent polling till 5 pm while Tezpur with 70 per cent and Dibrugarh with 69 per cent. Kaliabor and Lakhimpur recorded 64 and 62 per cent respectively.
Voting took place across 9,574 election booths where over 42,000 polling personnel and 180 companies of Central security forces and the state were deployed.
|STATES||LOK SABHA SEATS||TURNOUT IN %|
However, the final turnout is expected to rise.
With the completion of the first phase, Assam will go for two more phases on April 18th and 23rd, 2019. The second phase will cover five parliamentary constituencies and the third will cover four constituencies.
|No. & Name of Parliamentary Constituency||Total Polling Stations||General Electors|
|3-Autonomous District (ST)||1174||404528||390551||6||795085|
|PHASE – II Total||8992||3554460||3355952||180||6910592|
PHASE – III Total