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Rajasthan University election: Voting ends with dismal turnout

dismal turnout for the first few hours, but it picked up momentum after 10 am.

February 1, 2018, 3:27 pm

RU election 2017 live updates

RU election 2017 voting: live updates. Image credit: Post Staff.

Jaipur: Voting for student union elections in seven universities including Rajasthan University and 175 constituent government colleges came to an end at 1 pm on Monday.

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Jaipur: Voting for student union elections in seven universities including Rajasthan University and 175 constituent government colleges came to an end at 1 pm on Monday. The turnout was dismal for the first few hours in Rajasthan University and its constituent colleges, however, it picked up momentum after 10 am. Rajasthan University reported a turnout of nearly 51 percent. It was 58 percent in 2016. The voting went off peacefully. Polling station          Voters      Votes polled Commerce College      4076       1896 Maharaja College       2580         1722 Rajasthan College       3376        2122 Maharani College      6512          2982 Law College                  628           431 University Law College  750       511 University 5-year Law   886     476 Department of ABST        464      194 Department of EAFM         316      127 Department of music         371      70 Department of sociology        262       156 Department of political science      254    155 Department of economics    204    107 Center of conserving technology       430     171 Department of Hindi           236     119 Department of phycology       144    51 Department of library science    174     57 Department of zoology       243     78 PG School of Social Science       398     249  
security at RU gate for voting student union elections

security at RU gate for voting at student union elections. Image credit: Post Staff

Maharaja College in Jaipur reported a voting percentage of 66.07 percent. The voting percentage in Maharani College was 45.83 percent. It was up nearly one percent from the previous year. Senior police officers in Jaipur said that the voting went off peacefully in Rajasthan University and its constituent colleges. More than 1000 policemen were deployed.
Rajasthan University student election voting 2017

Students casting their votes for Rajasthan University student elections 2017. Image credit: Post Staff

Nearly 49.30 percentage votes were cast in Jai Narayan Vyas University (JNVU) in Jodhpur. The highest voting percentage was from science department, while the lowest was from the law faculty. In MDS University in Ajmer, of the 1166 registered votes, 833 students cast their votes. Related stories: Litmus test for ABVP and NSUI in Rajasthan University elections RU Election: Final list of candidates declared, 9 to contest for the top post

First published: August 28, 2017