Elections

Bengaluru South sees the lowest turnout in State; Mandya highest

Our Bureau Mangaluru | Updated on April 25, 2019 Published on April 25, 2019

The polling percentage in the Bengaluru South Lok Sabha constituency was the lowest among 28 Parliamentary constituencies in Karnataka. Mandya witnessed the highest polling percentage in the State.

However, Bengaluru South’s performance was marginally better when compared to the 2018 Assembly elections .

 

Mandya’s 2019 performance did not match the polling percentage a year ago.

By recording a lowest of 53.47 per cent of votes on April 18, the Bengaluru South Lok Sabha constituency had attracted the ire of many, including those on social media.

The constituency includes eight Assembly constituencies of Karnataka. Bengaluru South had witnessed 53.12 per cent polling in the 2018 Assembly elections.

Barring Bengaluru South, the polling percentage in the remaining 27 Lok Sabha constituencies was less than that of 2018 Assembly elections.

Mandya, which witnessed intense fight between the Kannada actor Sumalatha Ambareesh (independent) and the Nikhil Kumaraswamy, son of the Karnataka Chief Minister and Janata Dal-Secular leader HD Kumaraswamy, had recorded a highest of 80.23 per cent polling in Karnataka. With eight Assembly constituencies, Mandya had witnessed 83.80 per cent polling in 2018.

Gender-wise turnout

Of the 28 LS constituencies in the State, men voters dominated in 26 constituencies.

However, women outnumbered men in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi-Chikkamagaluru constituencies.

As many as 6,89,744 women and 6,53,674 men in Dakshina Kannada, and 5,85,645 women and 5,63,050 men in Udupi-Chikkamagaluru exercised their franchise on April 18.

The share of men (6,40,394) and women (6,39,593) voters was almost equal in the Shivamogga constituency, though women voters did not surpass men in polling. Shivamogga went to poll on April 23.

Only 556 voters opted to vote under the category ‘others’ in Karnataka. Of them, the Bengaluru North constituency recorded a maximum of 105 votes under ‘others’ category.

Published on April 25, 2019
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