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HindustanTimes Fri,19 Sep 2014

Will to vote: What it takes to reach polling booths

Pratyush Ranjan, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, April 19, 2014
First Published: 16:17 IST(19/4/2014) | Last Updated: 17:12 IST(20/4/2014)

In the fortnight gone by, elections were held on 232 seats across the country. The voter turnout, so far, has been 64% (approximate figure). If the trend continues, this year's general elections may have the highest polling percentage.

Here are few images that reflect the people's faith in democracy:


Voters standing in a line to cast their votes outside a polling station in Chandigarh. Photo by Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times


A woman is carried by her son after she casted her vote at a polling station in Jaipur. Photo by PTI


An elderly voter is carried after he cast his vote at a polling station in Barmer. Photo by PTI


Senior citizens being carried on a bullock cart for casting votes near Chikmagalur in Karnataka. Photo by PTI


Women wait in a queue to cast their votes at a polling station in Ajmer. Photo by Reuters


Voters wait to cast votes outside a polling station in Dhamcherra. Photo by PTI


A man going to poll booth by wheel cheir in Gurgaon. Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times


An elderly woman being carried at a polling station in Murad Nagar, Ghaziabad. Photo by PTI


Voters showing their ID cards as they wait to cast their votes at a polling station in Nagpur. Photo by PTI


Voters stand in queues to cast their votes at a polling station in Jammu. Photo by PTI


A newly wed couple casting votes at a polling station in Jodhpur. Photo by PTI


BJP supporters ride on the fishing boats to campaign for their party on the outskirts of the Chennai. Photo by Reuters


Visually impaired voters showing their ink-marked finger after casting their votes at a polling station in Ranchi. Photo by PTI


People cross the Chenab river on a trolley tied to wires to cast their vote at Harshi village in Doda district, north of Jammu. Photo by Reuters


Rural women arrive at a polling station to cast their votes in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Photo by PTI


Voters wait in queues to cast their votes in Doda, Jammu and Kashmir. Photo by PTI


Banjara women show their inked thumbs after casting votes at a polling station in Hubli. Photo by PTI


PDP supporters listen at a campaign rally addressed by party patron Mufty Mohammed Syeed (unseen) amid tight security on the outskirts of Srinagar. Photo by AFP


An elderly lady showing her ink-marked finger after casting her vote at Ri Bhoi District of Meghalaya. Photo by PTI


Muslim voters shows their election ID cards before cast their vote in New Delhi. Photo by Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times


Voters turn up at polling booths to cast their votes in New Delhi. Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times


A man carries his grandmother to a polling station to vote at Dhalai district in Tripura. Photo by Reuters


Kids curiously look in the polling cubical as their mother cast her vote at a polling station at Kolar in Bhopal. Photo by Gagan Nayar/ Hindustan Times


An elderly lady being carried by her family members as she arrives to cast her vote in Kota in Rajasthan. Photo by AH Zaidi/Hindustan Times


People stand in a queue to cast vote at a poll booth in Bhubaneswar. Photo by Arabinda Mahapatra/Hindustan Times

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