Nawanshahr: By polling 81.79 per cent votes, women voters in the district outnumbered their male counterparts as only 73.28 per cent of the males turned up to cast their votes on Saturday. Deputy Commissioner Vipul Ujwal maintains that this shows that women voters are more aware and sincere with regard to their responsibility as voters in all the three constituencies in the district.
Constituency-wise, as per the DC, Banga registered 76.85 per cent polling with a total turnout of 1,22,051 voters out of a total of 1,58,818 votes. This included 63,009 women voters with 81.63 per cent as compared to male voters whose percentage was just 72.60. Similarly, in the Nawanshahr segment, vote percentage of women voters was 79.79 and that of males just 72.60. In the third constituency of Balachaur, relatively a highly backward constituency as compared to Banga and Nawanshahr, women voters with 84.31 per cent polling far outnumbered their male counterparts who could register only 75.04 per cent of votes.
A large number of persons-with-disability (PWD) voters cast their votes in the district yesterday. As per Vipul Ujwal, out of a total of 1,491 such voters, as many as 1,307 turned up to exercise their franchise. In Banga, their percentage (91.40) was the highest in the district as 372 of the 407 voters cast their votes.
In the Nawanshahr constituency, 601 of a total of 713 PWD voters (91.94 per cent) cast their votes, while in Balachaur the percentage was 90.02 (334 out of 371). The DEO-cum-DC lauded the efforts of officials concerned, including District Nodal Officer Dr Gian Chand in the matter.
Election Observer Saurav Jain today examined the Presiding Officers’ register 17-A and their diaries in the presence of DEO Vipul Ujwal, ADEO Paramjit Singh and the ROs concerned in order to evaluate shortcomings, if any, during the polling. Maintaining that no shortcomings were detected, Jain said that after the polling all the EVMs used in the three constituencies had been kept in the strongrooms under the supervision of central security forces and CCTV cameras at Doaba College, Chhokran, near here. Counting centres for all the constituencies have also been set up at Chhokran, said the EO.
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