C'garh polls: 71.9% voter turnout recorded till 6 pm

ANI | Updated: Nov 20, 2018 20:40 IST

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Nov 20 (ANI): The second phase of polling in the 72 assembly constituencies of Chhattisgarh has recorded a voter turnout of 71.9 per cent till 6 pm.
Voting is still underway at the polling booths where voters are in the queue.
Voter turnout of 58.47 per cent was recorded till 4 pm in the ongoing second phase of Assembly Elections in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday.
According to the Election Commission, 19,336 polling stations were set up in the 2nd phase of the Chhattisgarh polls. A total of 25,640 Ballot Units were used along with 19,336 Control Units and 19,336 VVPATs.
Only 47 Ballot Units, 37 Control Units, and 131 VVPATs needed replacement during the polls.
The replacements were handled swiftly by the local polling personnel thanks to the availability of sufficient reserves, the EC said.
As many as 19,300 polling booths have been set up for the second phase of polling. 1,079 candidates including 119 women are in the fray. More than 1,54,00,000 voters are eligible to exercise their voting right in the poll.
Results of the assembly polls will be announced on December 11. (ANI)