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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Highest voter turn out in last 67 years in Rajasthan

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April 30, 2019 10:28 am

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Jaipur: The fourth phase of Lok Sabha polls 2019 in nine states including Rajasthan was successfully completed on Monday. The state recorded the highest voter turnout percentage that is 68.22% in past 16 Lok Sabha elections over 67 years.

The voting was conducted in 13 constituencies out of 25 parliamentary seats in Rajasthan on April 29 and the other 12 constituencies will go to polls in the fifth phase on May 6.

According to the election department officials, the voter turnout percentage on Monday at 13 Lok Sabha seats of Rajasthan is highest in the past 67 years. People came out in great numbers to vote.

Barmer Lok Sabha seat of Rajasthan recorded the highest voter turnout with 73.13% whereas Pali constituency was last on the list with just 62.42%, added officials.

A total of 113 candidates were in the fray and the fate was in the hands of over 2.57 crores voters. Of them 68.22% people reached polling booths. The result will be declared on May 26.

Also, the voting was completed in 72 constituencies across nine states of the country including parts of Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal during the fourth phase of Lok Sabha polls on Monday.

West Bengal recorded the highest voter turnout out of all nine states with 76.72% on Monday.

Voter turnout % of past 16 Lok Sabha elections (67 years) in Rajasthan:

1.    1952: 45.9%

2.    1957: 53.2%

3.    1962: 52.4%

4.    1967: 58.3%

5.    1971: 54%

6.    1977: 56.9%

7.    1980: 54.7%

8.    1987: 57%

9.    1989: 56.5%

10.    1991: 47.2%

11.    1996: 43.4%

12.    1998: 60.3%

13.    1999: 53.9%

14.    2004: 49.8%

15.    2009: 48.4%

16.    2014: 63.1%

17.    2019: 68.22%

First published: April 30, 2019
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