Goa Assembly elections 2022 Highlights: Polling concludes with 79% turnout
Goa Assembly elections 2022 Live Updates: The counting of votes for all 40 assembly seats in the state will take place on March 10.
A voter turnout of nearly 79% was recorded in Goa on Monday, as single-phase polling for all 40 assembly seats in the state came to an end. Turnout was highest for Sanquelim, from where CM and BJP leader Pramod Sawant is one of the candidates; 89.64% polling took place here. In 2017, the state witnessed a turnout of 81.21%.
The counting of votes for all the constituencies will be held on March 10.
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Feb 14, 2022 09:06 PM IST
Goa saw higher turnout in 2017
In 2017, Goa recorded a higher turnout as 81.21% of those eligible to poll cast their votes.
Feb 14, 2022 08:24 PM IST
Polling concludes with nearly 79% turnout
Single-phase polling for all 40 seats in Goa ends with a turnout of 78.94%. Sanquelim, from where CM and BJP leader Pramod Sawant is one of the candidates, witnessed maximum polling, at 89.64%
Feb 14, 2022 07:24 PM IST
Artificial intelligence used at several booths: Official
AI tools were used at several polling booths. These helped us keep a count of voters standing in the queues. We will improvise the same in future elections to monitor booths: Praveen Volvotkar, Nodal IT officer, Goa
Feb 14, 2022 07:05 PM IST
Polling in most booths over
The polling is over in most booths but is still on in certain areas as those who entered the line prior to polling close at 6pm have been be allowed to vote: Kunal, Chief Electoral Officer, Goa
Feb 14, 2022 05:43 PM IST
Goa sees 75% voter turnout till 5pm
With single-phase polling in final stretch, voter turnout in Goa recorded at 75.29%, as per ECI data.
Feb 14, 2022 03:41 PM IST
60% voter turnout till 3pm
Goa records voter turnout of 60.18% till 3pm as single-phase polling continues for all 40 assembly seats in state.
Feb 14, 2022 02:30 PM IST
Goa won't allow TMC-MGP to divide Hindu votes: Pramod Sawant
Goans will not allow the ulterior motive of TMC-MGP to divide the Hindu Votes, tweets CM and BJP leader Pramod Sawant.
Feb 14, 2022 01:36 PM IST
Voter turnout at 44.63% till 1pm
Voting percentage touched 44.62 per cent till 1pm.
Feb 14, 2022 11:45 AM IST
Congress candidate Michael Lobo and wife vote in Calangute
Congress candidate from Calangute, Michael Lobo and his wife Delilah Lobo, exercised their franchise at a polling booth in the constituency.
Feb 14, 2022 11:41 AM IST
People voting enthusiastically to beat corruption: AAP's Amit Palekar
Amit Palekar, the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) chief ministerial candidate said there will be a sea change after results are declared on March 10. “People are voting enthusiastically to defeat corruption. We will witness a sea change. Let's wait for March 10 results,” Palekar said.
Feb 14, 2022 11:37 AM IST
Voter turnout at 26.63% till 11
Voter turnout recorded at 26.63% till 11am.
Feb 14, 2022 10:52 AM IST
Expecting record-breaking voting, says chief electoral officer
The chief electoral officer said polling process was peaceful with 11.04% voter turnout so far. “We want more people to vote this time, expecting record-breaking voting. Five control units, 11 VVPATs replaced during mock polls, this is a normal procedure,” the officer was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
Feb 14, 2022 09:54 AM IST
CM Sawant casts his vote in Kothambi
Chief minister Pramod Sawant caste his vote in Kothambi constituency.
Feb 14, 2022 09:52 AM IST
Voter turnout 1104% till 9am
Goa saw a voter turnout of 11.04% till 9am.
Feb 14, 2022 09:20 AM IST
Congress candidate Michael Lobo says Goans voting for future
Michael Lobo, Congress candidate from Calangute, said people are voting not for any particular constituency, but for Goa. “When we talk about Goa, we talk about boys and girls who are unemployed, about mining being closed for last 10 yrs, about problems in tourism industry. People are going to vote for future,” said Lobo.
Feb 14, 2022 08:59 AM IST
CM Pramod Sawant and wife offer prayers
Chief minister Pramod Sawant and his wife Sulakshana Sawant offer prayers at Shree Rudreshwar Devasthan in Harvalem.
Feb 14, 2022 08:44 AM IST
Utpal Parrikar visits polling booths in Panaji
Utpal Parrikar, son of late chief minister Parrikar visits polling booths in Panaji. He is contesting as an Independent candidate in the constituency.
Feb 14, 2022 08:39 AM IST
Priyanka Gandhi has a message for her ‘Goan friends’
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra took to Twitter to urge Goan voters to choose development and a politics that puts people first. “To all my Goan friends today; choose development, choose a politics that puts you first, choose the freedom to be you: choose Goa!” she wrote.
Feb 14, 2022 08:18 AM IST
Sawant says PM called him
Chief minister Pramod Sawant said PM Modi called him to extend his wishes for the election. “The PM called me in the morning to give his best wishes. I'm fully confident the BJP will win 22+ seats. The infrastructure development by the BJP in 10 years and PM Modi's self-reliant vision will definitely benefit us with a 100 per cent majority,” he said.
Feb 14, 2022 08:16 AM IST
Himachal guv casts his vote in Vasco da Gama
Himachal Pradesh governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar casts his vote at a polling booth in Vasco da Gama Assembly constituency.
Feb 14, 2022 08:12 AM IST
Guv Sreedharan Pillai says polling will be free in Goa
After casting his vote, Goa governor PS Sreedharan Pillai said, “People in Goa are cooperative. There are no major political clashes. The elections will be free and fair. The ECI and all political parties deserve appreciation. This year I expect more people will come to the polling booths.”
Feb 14, 2022 06:23 AM IST
Preparations underway at a polling booth in Taleigao
Preparations were underway ahead of voting at a polling booth in Taleigao Assembly constituency.
Feb 14, 2022 06:04 AM IST
Goa to vote in all 40 assembly seats shortly
The single-phase election to the 40 Assembly constituencies in Goa will begin shortly.