Tripura Election 2018: 76% voter turnout recorded in 41 constituencies

ANI | Updated: Feb 18, 2018 20:23 IST

Agartala (Tripura) [India], Feb.18 (ANI): The Tripura assembly elections on Sunday have recorded a voter turnout of 76 percent in 41 constituencies.

Earlier in the day, Deputy Election Commissioner, Sudeep Jain in a media briefing said that Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) was used for the first time in all the polling booths in Tripura and with the help of the state administration the EC managed to carry out smooth polling in the state.

"It was a big task to train the people to use the VVPAT, but it went on smoothly. A lot of initiatives was taken to make the voters aware of the VVPAT. In spite of all the difficulties we managed to conduct the polls with an ease," Jain said.

To maintain the transparency in the election, around 72 percent polling station were on webcast, he said.

Jain further said that a total of Rs 1.76 crores of liquor, drug, and narcotics were recovered during the election

Out of 60 constituencies, 59 went for polls today. Elections in Charilam constituency were rescheduled for March 12, after the demise of one candidate.

The result will be declared on March 3. (ANI)