Goa polls: 15 percent voter turnout till 9am

| Updated: Feb 04, 2017 15:37 IST

Panaji (Goa) [India], Feb 4 (ANI): The polling in Goa for 40 assembly seats, witnessed a 15 percent voter turnout till 9 a.m., but the numbers are expressed to increase as the turnout is seen to be increasing within the hour. North Goa recorded a voting percentage of 16 percent, while South Goa recorded 14 percent. In Goa about 11.10 lakh voters are going to decide, the fate of 251 candidates including 19 women. About 32 thousand young voters will be exercising their franchise for the first time and women voters outnumber men this time. 40 'all-women' managed polling stations have been set up to motivate women's participation in the electoral process. The commission has made a directory of about 2700 Persons with Disabilities who will be given pick up facility from home. Meanwhile about 1.7 crore rupees and more than 70 thousand litres of liquor have been seized, till date by the Election Commission appointed police and excise teams. (ANI)
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