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Uttarakhand records 53% voter turnout till 3 pm
Saharasamay Desk/IANS
Last Updated : 15 Feb 2017 03:54:47 PM IST
Uttarakhand records 53% voter turnout till 3 pm
People queue up to cast their vote in Dehradun


Uttarakhand recorded 53 per cent voting till 3 p.m., on Wednesday for the assembly elections in the state.

Voting for the 69 seats of the Uttarakhand state assembly began amid tight security on Wednesday.

This is the fourth assembly poll in the hill state where 75,13,547 voters will decide the fate of 628 candidates.

Polling in Karnprayag has been suspended for now due to the death of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate. Voting will now be held on this seat on March 9, said the Election Commission official.

Postal ballots will be received till March 11 morning, the day of vote counting.

Chief Electoral Officer Radha Raturi informed that there are 10,685 polling stations in the state of which 460 are in the hilly snowy regions while 287 are in shadow areas.

The state capital here has the maximum number of polling stations (1,725) while Rudraprayag the least with 312.

A total of 1,409 polling stations have been put in the very sensitive list while 1,424 have been marked as sensitive.


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