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Average 57.40% Voting Percentage Recorded in Phase 5 LS Polls. 5% Less Than Last Time

Voting took place on 49 seats in six states and two union territories on Monday in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2024 . This time 57.5 percent people exercised their franchise. This voter turnout is about 5 percent less than last time. 

According to the information given on the Election Commisson at 8.25 pm, 52.82% in Bihar, 54.64% in Jammu and Kashmir, 63% in Jharkhand, 67% in Ladakh, 49% in Maharashtra, 60.72% in Orissa, 57.79% in Uttar Pradesh. And 73% votes were cast in West Bengal. In the fifth phase, votes were cast in Baramulla seat of Jammu and Kashmir. 

According to the information given by the Election Commission, all voting records were broken in this phase. Chief Electoral Officer PK Pole told news agency PTI that the highest ever turnout of 59 percent in Jammu and Kashmir was recorded in Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency.

In the 2019 elections, 62.0 percent voters had cast their votes on these seats. The decline in voting trend has once again increased the concern of political parties and the Election Commission. Let us explain to you the complete account of the fifth phase of voting.

In the fifth phase, voting was held on 13 seats in Maharashtra, 14 in Uttar Pradesh, 7 in West Bengal, 5 in Bihar, 3 in Jharkhand, 5 in Odisha and one seat each in Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh. Among these states, the highest turnout was in West Bengal at 73 percent and the lowest in Maharashtra at 48.88 percent.

Voting was 52.55 percent in Bihar, 54.21 percent in Jammu and Kashmir, 63 percent in Jharkhand, 60.72 percent in Odisha, 57.43 percent in Uttar Pradesh and 67.15 percent in Ladakh. According to the official data of the Election Commission made available till 7 pm, the estimated voting percentage in this phase was recorded at 57.38.

Now let us talk about the voting percentage on these seats in 2019. In the last Lok Sabha elections, more than 80 percent voting took place on these seats of West Bengal. Whereas 55.7 percent people in Maharashtra, 57.2 percent in Bihar, 34.6 percent in Jammu and Kashmir, 65.6 percent in Jharkhand, 72.9 percent in Odisha, 58.6 percent in Uttar Pradesh and 71.1 percent in Ladakh had exercised their franchise.

This time, more than 54 percent voting took place in Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency of Jammu and Kashmir, which is the highest in almost four decades. This time the total voting percentage was 54.21, which is the highest after 58.84 percent voting in this constituency in 1984.

More than 8.95 crore people, including 4.26 crore women and 5,409 third gender voters, were eligible to vote in the fifth phase. There were more than 7.81 lakh registered voters above 85 years of age. There were 24,792 voters above 100 years of age and 7.03 lakh physically handicapped (PWD) voters. In this phase, 9.47 lakh polling officers were deployed at 94,732 polling stations.

About 66.95 percent voting took place in the first four phases of Lok Sabha elections 2024. About 45 crore 10 lakh people have voted during the first four phases. After the completion of the fifth phase of voting on Monday, now only two phases of Lok Sabha elections are left. The sixth phase of voting is to be held on May 25 and the last phase of voting is to be held on June 1. Counting of votes will take place on June 4.

As soon as the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections ended, elections were completed on 428 seats. Earlier, elections were held on 379 seats in the four phases.