Assembly seats to go to polls in Three phases from Oct 28th to November 7th
54.3% of the Bihar electorate steps out for voting in the 1st phase of the elections.
When the final voting percentage is collated, the figure could exceed the 54.9% turnout in the 2015 assembly polls.
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Chief election commissioner Sunil Arora broke with tradition to address the post-poll briefing, which is usually done at the level of deputy election commissioner, and reiterated that the decision to conduct the polls was “a leap of faith and not a leap in the dark”. He later told TOI.
Of the 71 constituencies across 16 districts, Banka recorded the highest voter turnout of 59.6%, followed by Jamui (57.4%), Gaya (57%) and Kaimur (56.9%).
Munger recorded the lowest voting percentage of 47.3%, Bihar’s Chief electoral officer H R Srinivasa said.
The election commission has said that these elections were conducted in a satisfactory manner with very minimal cases of Electronic Voting Machine malfunction were reported this year.