63.37% voter turnout in sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls, says Election Commission

Election Commission earlier had released data showing a voter turnout of 62.20% in the fifth phase.
People wait to cast their votes during the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections, in East Delhi constituency, Saturday, May 25, 2024.
People wait to cast their votes during the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections, in East Delhi constituency, Saturday, May 25, 2024. PTI

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission of India released the voter turnout figures for the sixth phase of Lok Sabha polls on Tuesday, revealing a turnout of 63.37 percent across 58 seats in eight states and Union Territories.

The states where the polling took place on May 25 included Bihar (8), Haryana (10), Jammu & Kashmir (1), Jharkhand (4), NCT of Delhi (7), Odisha (6), Uttar Pradesh (14) and West Bengal (8).

According to the data released by the poll panel, men voters’ turnout was 61.95 per cent, while 64.95 percent of women voters cast their votes. The third gender turnout stood at 18.67 per cent.

Looking into statewise voter turnout, West Bengal reported the highest voter turnout of 82.71 per cent. The voter turnout in 14 constituencies across Uttar Pradesh stood at 54.04 per cent.

Delhi recorded a voter turnout of 58.69 percent, while Haryana recorded a 64.80 percent polling. Odisha and Jharkhand recorded a voter turnout of 74.45 percent and 65.39 percent respectively.

In the absolute numbers in the sixth phase out of 11,13,16,60 voters, 7,05,44,933 exercised their franchise, the ECI said in a statement.

It is also to be noted here that in the sixth phase more women voted than men, as in Bihar 62.95 per cent women voted against 51.95 percent men. Similarly in Uttar Pradesh, 57.12 per cent women participated in the electoral exercise against 51.31 per cent and in West Bengal also 83.83 percent women came out to vote against 81.62 per cent.    

“Form 17C is also provided for every Polling Station in a Constituency to candidates through their polling agents. Actual data of Form 17 C shall prevail, which is already shared with candidates on the day of poll itself. Final turnout will only be available post-counting with counting of postal ballots and its addition to total vote count,” the ECI noted in its statement.

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