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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: 61.16% turnout in Gurugram city, lowest in Gurgaon constituency

While Gurugram city saw the lowest voting turnout in the Gurgaon Lok Sabha seat where polling was held on Sunday, Bawal recorded the highest polling with 74.25% turnout as per the final voter turnout figures shared by the district election department.

lok sabha elections Updated: May 14, 2019 10:32 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Gurugram
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Voters wait outside a polling booth during the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019, at Badshahpur, Gurugram, on Sunday, 12 May 2019. (Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Gurugram city fared the poorest in terms of voter turnout among the nine assembly constituencies that make up the Gurgaon parliamentary constituency with only 61.16% of the electorate exercising their franchise on Sunday in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections.

The Gurgaon parliamentary constituency is divided into nine assembly constituencies: four in Gurugram (Sohna, Pataudi, Badshahpur and Gurgaon), three in Mewat (Nuh, Ferozepur Jhirka, and Punhana) and two in Rewari (Rewari and Bawal).

While Gurugram saw the lowest voting turnout at 61.16%, Bawal recorded the highest polling with 74.25% turnout as per the final voter turnout figures shared by the district election department on Monday. The Gurgaon parliamentary constituency saw an overall voting percentage of 67.3%. While the male voting turnout across the parliamentary constituency was 68.2%, the female voting turnout was lower at 66.2%.

In Gurugram, 2,11,245 of the total 3,45,372 voters exercised their franchise. While 97,766 of 1,64,513 women cast their votes, 1,13,469 of 1,80,848 male voters cast their votes.

As per election data, the total number of registered voters in Gurgaon Lok Sabha constituency is 21,39,985, of which 14,40,391 voters exercised their franchise. Of the 11,35,123 total male voters, 7,74,913 voters cast their votes, while the total number of female voters was 10,04,832, of which 6,65,467 women cast their votes. Apart from these, only 11 out of 30 registered transgenders voted on Sunday. Ten transgender voters voted in Gurugram constituency, while one voted in Rewari.

Sunday’s turnout numbers fell from the 2014 Lok Sabha election numbers, when the constituency had an overall turnout of 71.58%. Some voters said that the turnout had been affected by people who were travelling on account of summer vacations or the month of Ramzan.

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First Published: May 14, 2019 10:30 IST

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