Chhattisgarh and Mizoram record over 70% polling

Over 70 per cent voter turnout was recorded in Mizoram and Chhattisgarh where Assembly polls were held on Tuesday, officials said.

According to the Election Commission’s data at 5 pm, 77.04 per cent of voters exercised their franchise in the northeastern state, while Chhattisgarh saw 70.87 per cent voting in its first phase of the Assembly elections.

Mizoram went to polls for all the 40 assembly seats in the state on Tuesday. The elections in Mizoram and first phase polling in Chhattisgarh heralded the start of the voting process in this round of assembly polls with three other states – Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Telangana slated to go to the polls later this month.

Several constituencies in Mizoram recorded high polling percentages.

According to poll data till 5 pm, Serchhip seat reported a voter turnout of 83.96 per cent, Mamit 83.42 per cent, Hnahthial 82.62 per cent, Khawazawl 82.39 per cent and Kolasib 80.13 per cent.

The polling commenced at 7 am in the northeastern state and ended at 4 pm.