AP records about 80% polling for Assembly, LS seats: EC

PTI Amaravati | Updated on April 13, 2019

Voters at a polling station in Tirupati on Thursday.

Andhra Pradesh recorded nearly 80 per cent in polling in Assembly and Lok Sabha elections for which were held on Thursday, said the Election Commission.

While the percentage for 175 assembly seats stood at 79.64, that of 25 Lok Sabha constituencies registered 79.74 per cent, according to the final figures released by the Election Commission here on Saturday. This indicated a marginal increase of 1.23 per cent over the polling percentage of 78.14 recorded in 13 districts of the then united Andhra Pradesh, the election commission said.

Of the total 3,93,45,717 voters in the state, 3,13,33,163 cast their votes for the 319 Lok Sabha candidates and 3,13,33,631 for the 2,118 assembly contestants.

For Lok Sabha, 1,55,46,213 men exercised their franchise but the number fell to 1,55,45,211 when it came to the Assembly. In the case of women, 1,57,87,759 cast votes for the Assembly and 1,57,86,285 for the Lok Sabha. The vote count of transgenders was 665 for Lok Sabha and 661 for Assembly. The overall difference of votes polled for Lok Sabha and Assembly, thus, was 468.

Published on April 13, 2019

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