AP reports record Polling Percentage

May 14, 2024 13:43
AP reports record Polling Percentage

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AP reports record Polling Percentage:- Andhra Pradesh has recorded a voter turnout of 78.36% as of midnight, reported by the Election Commission of India (ECI). The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Mukesh Kumar Meena shared that as of 5 pm, 68.04% of polling was recorded. The CEO is optimistic that the poll percentage will increase as more people are still waiting to vote. He expressed hope that the percentage will surpass the last elections. In about 3,500 polling stations, voting continued for those who were in queues after the 6 pm deadline. The CEO anticipates that the percentage will increase further by the closing time. Although the final figure is expected on Tuesday morning, the CEO has not received any demand for re-polling in any booth. The observers and Returning Officers will review complaints from political parties regarding the re-polling and will make a final decision on Tuesday.

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The CEO reported receiving 12 complaints regarding political party clashes during the election. Additionally, there were reports of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) damage from 11 locations. Macherla constituency had eight damaged EVMs, Kodur constituency in Annamayya district had two, and Darsi in Prakasam district had one. BHEL engineers tested the damaged machines and found that the data remained in the chip, and votes could still be counted. All 11 machines were replaced, and polling resumed. The first complaint was regarding the abduction of polling agents in Punganur constituency, but the police rescued them, and the polling continued. The Sub-Inspector was suspended for releasing the accused without permission from higher authorities. To prevent violence, leaders, including the Tenali sitting MLA, two contest candidates in Anantapur and Narasaraopet constituency, were kept under house arrest. Unlike previous elections, there were few complaints about missing voter names on the list.

(Video Source: Sakshi TV)


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