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Assembly election 2017, Polling ends, overall 66% in UP, 68% polling in Uttrakhand till 5 pm
Last Updated : 15 Feb 2017 05:48:54 PM IST
Assembly election 2017, Polling ends, overall 66% in UP, 68% polling in Uttrakhand till 5 pm
People queue up to cast vote in Sambhal


Polling for the phase 2 of the Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand election came to an end at 5 pm. Overall 66% polling reported in Uttar pradesh, whereas in Uttrakhand 68 per cent voting reported till 5 PM

In UP second phase 67 constituencies in 11 districts of Uttar Pradesh voted.

Right from morning long ques at were witnessed at polling booth in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand

54.27% voter turnout recorded till 3 PM

Around 54.27 per cent voting has been recorded till 3 pm in the second phase polls in Uttar Pradesh.

The fate of 721 candidates is to be sealed by balloting of 2.28 crore voters of which a sizable number (47.72 lakh) is of young voters, aged 18-19 years. Polling agents have been deployed in adequate numbers, an Election Commission official told media.

Chief Electoral Officer T. said that 2,983 of the total 23,695 polling booths have been identified as sensitive and security scaled up there.

Polling begins in Uttarakhand

Stakes are high for both the ruling Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the crucial assembly polls in Uttarakhand.

Both BJP ' title=' BJP '>BJP and Congress have run an extensive campaign in the hill state trying to woo the 75 lakh plus voters in favour of their candidates.

A total of 628 candidates from different parties and independent backgrounds are trying their luck at the hustings this time round. A total of 10,685 polling booths have been made for the 75,13,547 voters.

Uttarakhand records 53% voter turnout till 3 pm

Uttarakhand recorded 53 per cent voting in the 3 pm, since polling began at 8 a.m.

  • 17:32 : 68% voting in Uttarakhand till 5 pm
  • 17:26 : Uttar Pradesh assembly election: Polling for phase 2 ends, overall voting 66 per cent till 5 pm
  • 16:30 : 53% voter turnout recorded till 3 pm in Uttarakhand election
  • 16:29 : 54.27 percent voter turnout recorded till 3 pm in second phase of polling
  • 15:21 : Encouraging turnout in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, voting on till 5 PM
  • 15:20 : Till I PM 42.05 voting reported
  • 13:08 : Drone camera being used at a polling booth in Budaun for surveillance
  • 11:44 : UP polls second phase: 24.14% voter turnout recorded till 11 am
  • 11:30 : Uttarakhand records 22% voter turnout till 11 am
  • 10:43 : Baba Ramdev casts his vote at polling booth in Haridwar
  • 10:21 : Hridayesh is contesting against BSP's S Ahmad and BJP's JPS Rautela
  • 10:20 : Congress's Indira Hridayesh casts her vote at booth no 17 in Haldwani
  • 09:45 : Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi cast his vote at polling booth no. 303 in Rampur
  • 09:38 : 10.75% voter turnout recorded in Uttar Pradesh till 9 AM
  • 09:30 : MoS Finance Santosh Gangwar casts his vote in Bareilly
  • 09:17 : 6% polling recorded in the first hour of Uttarakhand polls
  • 09:06 : BJP's Uttarakhand president Ajay Bhatt casts his vote in Ranikhet
  • 08:16 : Former Union Min Jitin Prasada casts his vote at Shahjahanpur
  • 08:03 : Voting begins for 69 assembly seats in Uttarakhand
  • 07:45 : Voting resumes at booth no.183 in Badaun Sadar constituency
  • 07:42 : Security arrangements in place at a polling booths
  • 07:41 : Polling begins for 67 Assembly constituencies of UP in the second phase
  • 07:41 : People queue up to cast their votes as polling begins
  • 07:40 : Glitch in EVM machine halts voting process at booth no.183 in Badaun
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