Chandigarh:Due to some technical shortcomings re-polling has been ordered in booth number 14 at anganwari in ward number 7 of Maloya. The re-polling has been scheduled for 8 am to 5 pm on Monday, said an official of the State Election Commission.
However, the SEC declared the total polling percentage in the 25 wards as 57.19 %. The voting closed by 8:25 pm on Sunday at Maloya in ward number 7 which led to some technical shortcomings leading to re-polling. In 2011, ward number 7 had recorded 71.23% polling. The State Election Commission declared the polling figures of 25 wards, whereas the figure of ward number 7 will only be declared once the re-polling at booth number 14 was undertaken, said an SEC official.
Lazy Sunday showS lower voters turnout in urban sectors
The voters’ turnout in rural areas was much more than that in the urban areas during the MC elections on Sunday. Call it a lazy Sunday
effect or as usual low voter turnout in urban sectors, the rural-urban voters divide did persist these elections as well. However, the overall voting went peaceful in all wards except some incidents of voters being deprived of casting vote due to some technical issues.
Polling stations wore a deserted look in urban sectors till 12 noon.
As per reports only 21 per cent voting was reported after which it gradually picked up and later in the evening a huge rush was witnessed in urban sectors also.The rural voters have been instrumental in being decisive for the formation of the majority in the House. During the last elections the rural voter turnout was much more than that of the urban voters and this time also the rural voting percentage has surpassed that of the urban sectors. In rural wards the total voters turnout has been recorded as 66.89%, whereas in urban wards the total turnout was 50.47%. A substantial approximately 18% difference that mattered.
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