Manipur polls highlights: 78 per cent voter turnout recorded in polling

Updated on Feb 28, 2022 07:55 PM IST

Manipur Assembly elections: The polling commenced at 7am and ended at 6pm. 

A woman voter carrying her child shows her voter ID card after arriving to cast her vote for the first phase of Manipur Assembly elections on Monday. 
A woman voter carrying her child shows her voter ID card after arriving to cast her vote for the first phase of Manipur Assembly elections on Monday. (ANI)

A voter turnout of 78.03 per cent was recorded in the first of two phase elections in Manipur, sealing the fate of 173 candidates. The voting was held at 38 constituencies spread across five districts including Imphal East, Imphal West, Bishnupur, Churachandpur, and Kangpokpi. The state has a total of 60 assembly seats.

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A total of 12,09,439 voters including 5,80,607 male, 6,28,657 female and 175 transgender voters exercised their franchise across 1,721 polling stations, said Rajesh Agarwal, Manipur's chief electoral officer of Manipur.

The polling began at 7 am and ended at 6 pm. Those who are diagnosed with Covid-19 or are under quarantine were allowed to vote at the last hour.

Notably, 381 polling stations were completely manned by all-women polling personnel, while one polling station in Saikot was manned completely by Person with Disability (PwD) polling personnel.

Key candidates whose fate to be decided to are state chief minister N Biren Singh from Heingang, speaker Y Khemchand Singh from Singjamei, deputy chief minister Yumnam Joykumar Singh from Uripok and state Congress chief N Lokesh Singh from Nambol. 

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  • Feb 28, 2022 07:20 PM IST

    Voting in Manipur elections ends, 78.03% turnout recorded

    Voting in Manipur elections ends, 78.03% turnout recorded. Kangpokpi (82.97%) and Imphal West (82.19%) lead the charts.

  • Feb 28, 2022 06:06 PM IST

    78 per cent polling recorded till 5 pm 

    Manipur recorded a voter turnout of 78.03% till 5 pm, says the election commission

  • Feb 28, 2022 05:07 PM IST

    Voters from transgender community actively participate in poll process

    Voters of transgender community take active participation in poll process. 


  • Feb 28, 2022 03:58 PM IST

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    Manipur reported a voter turnout of 67.53% by 3 pm, the state election commission said. Kangpokpi recorded highest turnout of more than 76% so far. 

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  • Feb 28, 2022 01:25 PM IST

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  • Feb 28, 2022 11:55 AM IST

    27.34℅ polling recorded at 11 am

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  • Feb 28, 2022 11:52 AM IST

    Long queus at polling booths 

    Image courtesy: ANI
    Image courtesy: ANI
  • Feb 28, 2022 10:33 AM IST

    Nearly 12% voter turnout recorded till 10 am

    As polling for the first phase of Manipur Assembly elections is underway, State Election Commission informed that the voter turnout touched 11.68 per cent in the state till 10 am.

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  • Feb 28, 2022 09:37 AM IST

    9.9% voting recorded till 9am

    9.9 per cent voter turnout has been recorded at 9am, according to the data by Election Commission.

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    Manipur voters exercise their franchise 

    Image courtesy: ANI
    Image courtesy: ANI
  • Feb 28, 2022 09:18 AM IST

    Manipur governor shows inked finger after voting

    HT Photo
    HT Photo
  • Feb 28, 2022 09:14 AM IST

    Manipur's deptuy CM casts his votes in Imphal

    Manipur deputy chief minister and NPP candidate from Uripok, Yumnam Joykumar Singh cast his vote in Naoremthong Upper Primary School in Imphal. 

  • Feb 28, 2022 08:00 AM IST

    Manipur governor La Ganesan votes at Imphal school

    Manipur Governor La Ganesan votes at Tamphasana Girls' higher secondary School in Imphal.  "I appeal to all people of Manipur that they should exercise their franchise because in our country democracy is prevailing & sign of democracy is election," he said after voting. 

  • Feb 28, 2022 07:52 AM IST

    CM Biren Singh casts his vote in Manipur polls

    Image courtesy: HT Photo
    Image courtesy: HT Photo

     State chief minister N Biren Singh who is contesting the polls from his traditional home seat casts vote. 

    After casting vote he said BJP will get absolute majority this time and form it's own government. He is confident of getting 30 seats out of 38 assembly constituencies which goes to poll today. Singh, who is contesting against Congress candidate P Sharat, said he will get 75% votes of the 33,000 plus votes in the constituency.

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