Women turnout has been higher than men as compared to the previous Lok Sabha polls in 438 parliamentary constituencies, according to Election Commission.
Outbreaks of violence and a low turnout marred key local elections in Kosovo today, the first in which ethnic Serbs have been encouraged to vote since the territory proclaimed independence in 2008.
A high turnout of over 82.31 per cent was reported in the first phase of gram panchayat polls in Andhra Pradesh, which was marred by stray clashes between workers of different political parties, officials said.
The elections saw violence in the restive east, leading many polling stations to close due to acts of sabotage.
Amid sporadic violence, nearly 44 per cent voters exercised their franchise for the second phase of three-tier urban local bodies elections in UP.
First phase of Uttar Pradesh
Assembly election has witnessed larger participation of fairer
sex as turnout percentage of females is higher than that of
males in a number of districts.
EC said more voters exercised their franchise in Assembly polls in Punjab and Uttarakhand this time as compared to last Assembly and Lok Sabha polls.
Team Anna`s Lokpal protest here elicited a lukewarm response with organisers blaming winter chill and absence of Anna Hazare for the poor turnout.
Polling for the 13th phase of
panchayat elections in nine blocks of Jammu and Kashmir ended
on Thursday with 73.18 per cent voters casting their ballot, an
official spokesman said.
More than 80 per cent voters exercised their franchinse in the sixth phase of Jammu and
Kashmir Panchayat elections which passed off peacefully.
About 70 percent polling took place in Jharkhand`s Kharsawa assembly by-election that will decide whether Chief Minister Arjun Munda will remain in the post or not.
South Sudan`s ruling party said
that the 60% turnout threshhold required for a
landmark independence vote to be valid has been reached after
just three days of polling.
A referendum is expected to see South Sudan emerge as Africa`s newest state.
Polling for the first phase of
panchayat election in Himachal Pradesh was held peacefully
today with enormous voter turnout in many places.
Myanmar`s Election Commission
announced voter turnout, a month after widely criticised
elections, saying 77 per cent of the country`s 29 million
eligible voters cast ballots.
Greater participation of women
in the democratic exercise pushed up the voting percentage in
Bihar assembly polls this time by around 7 percent compared to
five years ago.
Four people were killed and over
36 injured today as violence marred the first phase of 3-tier
Panchayat elections across Uttar Pradesh which registered an
80 per cent turnout.
Iraq`s general election saw a strong turnout of at least 50 percent in most areas, initial forecasts showed on Monday after a ballot hit by rocket, mortar and bomb attacks that killed 38 people.
Haryana registered its highest
voter turnout of 72.71 per cent in assembly polls eclipsing
the previous record of 72.65 per cent in 1967.
United Nations data on Afghan voter turnout kept confidential substantiates allegations of fraud with estimated number of voters in some provinces exceeding by 100,000 votes or more.
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