Tamil Nadu records 39.61% votes by 1 pm, Chennai's voter turnout at 37.16%

Virudhunagar leads with 41.79 percent polling, followed by Villupuram with 41.68 percent

Published: 06th April 2021 02:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 06th April 2021 02:27 PM   |  A+A-

AMMK general secretary TTV Dinakaran casts his vote with his family at a school in Adyar. (Express Photo | Ashwin Prasath)

By Express News Service

CHENNAI: About 39.61 percent votes were polled across the state in the Assembly elections by 1 pm on Tuesday.

Virudhunagar leads with 41.79 percent polling, followed by Villupuram with 41.68 percent.

The lowest voter percentage of 32.29 was polled in Tirunelveli.

Chennai's voter turnout stands at 37.16 percent.  

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Speaking to reporters, Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo said polling was being conducted smoothly. "In a few constituencies, polling was delayed for a brief period due to glitches in EVM and VVPAT machines," he said.

On a complaint of Thondamuthur DMK candidate Karthikeyan Sivasenapathy that he was prevented from entering a booth, the EC has sought a report from the DEO, said Sahoo.

Sahoo said there were no law and order problems, adding that everything is under control. 


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