Gujarat Election First Phase Voting Percentage: In the first phase of Gujarat assembly elections, 62.89 per cent polling was recorded in 89 assembly seats on Thursday. In the 2017 assembly elections, 66.75 percent polling was recorded in the first phase on these seats. That is, this time there was 4 percent less voting as compared to last time. The Election Commission said that Dharafa in Jamnagar district, Samot in Narmada district and Kesar village in Bharuch district have completely boycotted the elections this time.
57.59% in Amreli district of Gujarat, 66.61% in Bharuch, 59.17% in Bhavnagar, 57.58% in Botad, 67.33% in Dang, 61.70% in Devbhoomi Dwarka, 65.93% in Gir Somnath, 58.01% in Jamnagar, 59.52% in Junagadh, 59.80% polling in Kutch, 69.77% in Morbi, 73.50% in Narmada, 71.06% in Naswari, 59.51% in Porbandar, 60.45% in Rajkot, 62.27% in Surat, 62.46% in Surendra Nagar, 76.91% in Tapi and 69.05% in Valsad. Happened.
where more and where less turnout
A lot of indifference was seen on the faces of voters in Gujarat’s Amreli and Botad districts. In Amreli, only 57.59 percent voters cast their votes, while in Botad district, 57.58 percent voters voted. Now let’s talk about those two districts where maximum voting took place. In the first phase, maximum voting took place in Tapi. Here 76.91 percent voters voted. Whereas 62.27 votes were cast in Narmada district.
How many control units, ballot units and VV-PATs have been changed
According to official data, 145 ballot units and control units of 372 EVMs were changed during the mock poll conducted during the 90 minutes before the start of polling on Thursday. Apart from this, 335 VVPATs were also changed during the mock poll.
“89 ballot units, 89 control units and 238 VVPATs were changed in the 19 districts where elections were held,” Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer P Bharti said on Thursday evening. In the first three hours after the start of polling till 11 am, 33 ballot units and 29 control units were changed. Apart from this, 69 VVPATs were also changed in the first three hours of polling. In the first phase of elections, 26,269 ballot units, 25,430 control units and 25430 VVPATs were used for voting on 89 seats.
How many complaints received?
During the voting, the Election Commission received a total of 18 complaints from zonal officers and district in-charges regarding EVMs and reserve machines. CEO Gujarat said, “Wherever problems regarding EVMs surfaced, they were resolved within a short span of time.” At the same time, the Election Commission from Delhi also sent an alert to the State Election Commission. “We have received a total of 104 complaints through email and phone calls,” he said. Apart from this, the Election Commission also received 221 complaints through the c-VIGIL mobile application.
The official said that a complaint of power cut was received from Limbayat seat in Surat district. Bharti said, “The power was restored within 5-10 minutes.” Regarding bogus voting complaints received through email, the official said the complaints were from Gir Somnath and Jamnagar. The Election Commission dismissed the complaints after finding “no merit” in them.
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