Meghalaya records 55 per cent polling
Repolling would be held in Madanriting polling station due to technical defect in the EVM, the Chief Electoral Officer said.Updated: Feb 26, 2003 18:45 IST
An estimated 55 per cent voters exercised their franchise to choose their representatives to the 60-member Meghalaya Assembly from among 333 candidates in the fray in the elections held on Wednesday.
Though the polling ended at the 1600 hours, voters were seen lined up before many polling booths waiting to cast their votes, official sources said.
Repolling would be held in Madanriting polling station due to technical defect in the EVM, Chief Electoral Officer P S Thankhie said.
He said he would write to the Chief Election Commissioner requesting repolling in Madanriting on February 28.
Except for one stray incident of snatching of electronic voting machine (EVM) from Nongtalang polling booth in Jaintia Hills district, the elections concluded peacefully, Director General of Police L Sailo said.
First Published: Feb 26, 2003 18:45 IST