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An EVM and its accessories with polling officials a day before the fourth phase of West Bengal assembly elections in Kolkata on Friday. (ANI / File Photo)

West Bengal: 78.43% voter turnout in Phase 4 of assembly polls

ANI |
PUBLISHED ON APR 11, 2021 02:17 PM IST
West Bengal: The first four phases of the eight-phased elections have taken place on March 27, April 1, April 6 and April 10. The counting of the votes will take place on May 2.
With the zilla panchayat bodies performing only a nominal role, the polls are seen more as a preliminary test for political parties ahead of the state assembly elections a little more than a year away in early 2022. (HT Photo)
With the zilla panchayat bodies performing only a nominal role, the polls are seen more as a preliminary test for political parties ahead of the state assembly elections a little more than a year away in early 2022. (HT Photo)

BJP takes lead in early trends in Goa zilla panchayat polls

Hindustan Times, Panaji | By Gerard de Souza
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 02:15 PM IST
The elections, which were to be held in March, were postponed on account of the lockdown and were held on December 12 but suffered from a poor voter turnout on account of fear of the pandemic.
Voters queue up to cast their vote during the fourth phase of the district development council elections in Ganderbal .(Representative Image/HT File Photo)
Voters queue up to cast their vote during the fourth phase of the district development council elections in Ganderbal .(Representative Image/HT File Photo)

J&K Panch, sarpanch bypolls: 63.08 %, 59.71% voter turnout fourth phase

Hindustan Times/Jammu | By HT Correspondent, Jammu
UPDATED ON DEC 09, 2020 12:48 AM IST
Bypolls for panch seats were held in 215 constituencies and for sarpanch seats in 50 constituency
RJD’s Rajavallabh Yadav had won from Nawada in 2015 Bihar assembly election by defeating Rashtriya Lok Samta Party’s (RLSP) Indradeo Prasad(PTI)
RJD’s Rajavallabh Yadav had won from Nawada in 2015 Bihar assembly election by defeating Rashtriya Lok Samta Party’s (RLSP) Indradeo Prasad(PTI)

Bihar election 2020: Nawada assembly constituency to witness direct contest between RJD and JD(U)

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 25, 2020 04:42 PM IST
Over the last three decades, Nawada seat has been dominated by the families of former MLA and RJD’s Rajavallabh Yadav and sitting MLA and JD (U) leader Kaushal Yadav.
According to ECI’s press note, it was an occasion for democracies world over to come together to share experiences of conducting elections during Covid -19.(PTI)
According to ECI’s press note, it was an occasion for democracies world over to come together to share experiences of conducting elections during Covid -19.(PTI)

Polls in India pose a formidable challenge amid Covid-19: CEC

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Deeksha Bhardwaj
PUBLISHED ON SEP 22, 2020 02:16 AM IST
Over 11,000 voters who had self-quarantined on April 15 were asked to collect a token to vote after 6 pm, close of time of voting, to cast their votes in specific polling stations.
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday raised doubts on EVMs, alleging that no machine having a chip is tamper-proof(HT File Photo)
Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday raised doubts on EVMs, alleging that no machine having a chip is tamper-proof(HT File Photo)

Digvijaya Singh raises doubts on EVMs, alleges no machine with chip is tamper-proof

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 10:00 AM IST
Delhi Election Result 2020: The Election Commission on Sunday announced that the final voter turnout was 62.59 per cent, five per cent less than 2015.
Votes polled for the Delhi Assembly election 2020 will be counted on Tuesday at 21 centres across the city(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Votes polled for the Delhi Assembly election 2020 will be counted on Tuesday at 21 centres across the city(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi assembly election counting day: Here’s how to check the results

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 08:10 AM IST
Delhi Election Result 2020: The Delhi Assembly election 2020 on February 8 saw a voter turnout of 62.59 per cent. The voter turnout figure in the 2015 Assembly polls stood at 67.5 per cent.
Adequate arrangements have been made at the centres spread across 21 location in the national capital, spanning 11 districts.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Adequate arrangements have been made at the centres spread across 21 location in the national capital, spanning 11 districts.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Delhi gears for counting votes, tight security arrangements at 21 locations

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2020 08:43 PM IST
There were 13,780 polling booths where every vote was accounted for by the presiding officers. Nearly 24 hours after the polling ended in Delhi, the Election Commission on Sunday announced that the final voter turnout was 62.59%.
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal during an interview with Hindustan at his residence at Civil Lines in New Delhi.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal during an interview with Hindustan at his residence at Civil Lines in New Delhi.(Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Kejriwal questions EC’s delay in releasing final voter turnout figure, says ‘absolutely shocking’

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 11, 2020 04:18 AM IST
The voting in the national capital to elect a new government ended at 6 pm on Saturday, after a low voter turnout in the morning. Gradually as the day progressed, more and more people in Delhi visited polling booths to cast their vote.
A voter at a polling booth in Mundka on Saturday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
A voter at a polling booth in Mundka on Saturday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Three Muslim-dominated seats record highest voter turnout in Delhi assembly election

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 06:51 AM IST
Three Muslim-dominated seats -- Seelampur, Mustafabad and Matia Mahal -- recorded the highest voter turnout in the elections in which the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is seeking to retain power in what is seen as a bipolar contest against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
People show their finger marked with indelible ink after casting their vote during the Delhi Assembly election, at Civil Lines in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, February 8, 2020. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)
People show their finger marked with indelible ink after casting their vote during the Delhi Assembly election, at Civil Lines in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, February 8, 2020. (Sanchit Khanna/ HT Photo)

Delhi assembly election 2020: It’s national over local issues for voters in affluent colonies

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 06:04 AM IST
Several working class and middle-class neighbourhoods such as Babarpur and Sadar Bazar had recorded voter turnouts of over 60% at 7.30pm. Last year, the New Delhi constituency had recorded a turnout of 65%.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at Hanuman Mandir bedore the Delhi Assembly polls began.(PTI PHOTO.)
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at Hanuman Mandir bedore the Delhi Assembly polls began.(PTI PHOTO.)

Low voter turnout marks Kejriwal’s constituency till 4pm

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 08:03 PM IST
In Kejriwal’s constituency, the voter turnout stood at 37. 45 per cent at 4 p.m. In the 2015 Assembly polls, the total turnout in the New Delhi constituency was 64.72 per cent.
Women stand in quque to cast their vote at village Mitraon at Najafgarh. (Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT)
Women stand in quque to cast their vote at village Mitraon at Najafgarh. (Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT)

AAP, BJP locked in capital contest as Delhi chooses its new govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 04:47 PM IST
Delhi had recorded a voter turnout of 67.12 per cent in the last assembly elections held in 2015.
Delhi had recorded a voter turnout of 67.12% in the last assembly elections held in 2015.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Delhi had recorded a voter turnout of 67.12% in the last assembly elections held in 2015.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

Delhi polls 2020: 54.65% estimated voter turnout as polling ends

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 06:09 PM IST
More than 14.7 million voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the Delhi assembly election for the 672 candidates in the fray in the keenly watched battle for the national capital.
BJP leader celebrating his third consecutive victory from Ambala Cantt seat.
BJP leader celebrating his third consecutive victory from Ambala Cantt seat.
Voters queue up to cast their votes at a school in Ghansoli in Navi Mumbai.(Hindustan Times)
Voters queue up to cast their votes at a school in Ghansoli in Navi Mumbai.(Hindustan Times)

Why Mumbai’s voter disinterest is a disgrace

Hindustan Times | By Smruti Koppikar
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2019 12:08 AM IST
Cases containing electronic voting machines sit in a strong room before the beginning of vote counting.(AP Photo)
Cases containing electronic voting machines sit in a strong room before the beginning of vote counting.(AP Photo)

Himachal Pradesh bypolls: All set for counting of votes today

Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2019 10:57 PM IST
The counting process will begin at 8 am.
There are a total of 1, 88,263 voters including 89,747 male and 98,876 female and 273 polling stations for the by-election.(PTI image)
There are a total of 1, 88,263 voters including 89,747 male and 98,876 female and 273 polling stations for the by-election.(PTI image)

Bypoll in Dantewada ends peacefully, 60% polling recorded

Raipur | By Ritesh Mishra
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2019 10:53 PM IST
No Maoist violence was reported during the by-poll apart from security forces recovering a 5kg IED (Improvised Explosive Device), planted by Maoist under Katekalyan police station area.
Supporters of a candidate shout slogans during voting day of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union elections at the university campus in New Delhi, India, on Friday(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Supporters of a candidate shout slogans during voting day of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union elections at the university campus in New Delhi, India, on Friday(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

JNUSU elections: Over 5,000 students vote, highest poll percentage in 7 years

New Delhi | By Fareeha Iftikhar and Kainat Sarfaraz
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2019 11:25 AM IST
According to data provided by the university’s election committee, 67.9% of 8,488 registered students cast their votes. Officials attributed the high polling to the huge turnout of first-time voters.
Soon after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls came to a close, Delhi’s chief electoral officer (CEO) is set to begin preparations for the 2020 Delhi Assembly elections.(PTI)
Soon after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls came to a close, Delhi’s chief electoral officer (CEO) is set to begin preparations for the 2020 Delhi Assembly elections.(PTI)

Next job at hand for Delhi election office: 2020 assembly polls

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2019 05:54 AM IST
Delhi CEO Ranbir Singh on Monday said his office aims to improve enrolment and voter turnout, among other things.
Divorce was banned in the largely Roman Catholic country until 1995. Ireland has seen rapid social change in recent years.(HT File photo / Representative image)
Divorce was banned in the largely Roman Catholic country until 1995. Ireland has seen rapid social change in recent years.(HT File photo / Representative image)

Irish voters plan to liberalise divorce laws

London | By Associated Press
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2019 04:08 PM IST
The country’s Fine Gael party-led government has proposed halving the separation period to two years.
In almost all EU countries more people vote at national general polls than for the European Parliament. (Photo by: Luke MacGregor)(Bloomberg File Photo)
In almost all EU countries more people vote at national general polls than for the European Parliament. (Photo by: Luke MacGregor)(Bloomberg File Photo)

Why turnout has dropped in European elections

Paris | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 12:32 PM IST
As the May 23-26 elections for the European Union’s assembly wind up, here is an overview.
Expressing concerns over the safeguards of EVMs, opposition parties had approached the apex court to pass an order for matching 50% of the votes recorded in EVMs with the VVPAT slips.(HT Photo)
Expressing concerns over the safeguards of EVMs, opposition parties had approached the apex court to pass an order for matching 50% of the votes recorded in EVMs with the VVPAT slips.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: No adverse report, voter percentage up by 1.03%

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2019 08:17 AM IST
As per data collated by the EC the overall voter turnout was 67.47% in 2019 as against 66.44% in 2014.
BJP leaders Shivarj Singh Chouhan along with others celebrate party's victory in Lok Sabha elections 2019, at BJP office, in Bhopal, on Thursday, May 23, 2019.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)
BJP leaders Shivarj Singh Chouhan along with others celebrate party's victory in Lok Sabha elections 2019, at BJP office, in Bhopal, on Thursday, May 23, 2019.(Mujeeb Faruqui/HT Photo)

Increase in voter turnout may have led to BJP victory in MP, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh

Hindustan Times, Jaipur/Bhopal/Raipur | By HT Correspondents
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 01:04 PM IST
Analysts said this increase in turnout appears to have been caused by a “feeling of regret” among people who had voted against the BJP in the assembly elections in the three states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
The BJP is leading in 59 of the state’s 80 seats. The alliance is ahead in 20 seats and the Congress in one — Sonia Gandhi’s Raebareli. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi trailed BJP’s Smriti Irani in Amethi.(HT Photo)
The BJP is leading in 59 of the state’s 80 seats. The alliance is ahead in 20 seats and the Congress in one — Sonia Gandhi’s Raebareli. Congress chief Rahul Gandhi trailed BJP’s Smriti Irani in Amethi.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: SP-BSP alliance fails to stop NDA

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2019 07:35 AM IST
The key issues: Farm issues, reservations, Pulwama terror attack, law-and-order situation, issues related to minorities and development projects.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari was leading by 3,066 votes in Nagpur.(HT File Photo)
Union minister Nitin Gadkari was leading by 3,066 votes in Nagpur.(HT File Photo)

Lok Sabha election result 2019: BJP-Shiv Sena combine ahead in 41 seats in Maharashtra

Mumbai | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 11:39 AM IST
A total of 98,430 electronic voting machines (EVMs) were used for the four-phase polls in Maharashtra where counting is taking place in 38 locations, an election official said.
Women voters stand in a queue during the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections, at Naubatpur of Pataliputra constituency, in Patna, India, on Sunday, May 19, 2019.(AP Dube / HT Photo)
Women voters stand in a queue during the seventh and last phase of Lok Sabha elections, at Naubatpur of Pataliputra constituency, in Patna, India, on Sunday, May 19, 2019.(AP Dube / HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Low voter turnout in Patna due to urban apathy, feel experts

Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 03:24 PM IST
Patna has two Lok Sabha seats, Patna Sahib, a predominantly urban area and Patliputra, comprising mainly of semi-urban and rural areas. While Patna Sahib recorded just 46.34 % turnout against 45.36% in 2014, Patliputra recorded 57.26% turnout.
Voter turnouts are the only authentic data that is available for analysis when the election process in on(HTPhoto)
Voter turnouts are the only authentic data that is available for analysis when the election process in on(HTPhoto)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Crunching numbers to make sense of politics

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Roshan Kishore
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2019 09:03 AM IST
The 2019 election is the first in which the EC has decided to introduce candidate pictures along with their electoral symbols on the electronic voting machines.
The re-poll was necessitated at this booth after the presiding officer had “forgotten” to delete mock poll data.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The re-poll was necessitated at this booth after the presiding officer had “forgotten” to delete mock poll data.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Turnout dips in Chandni Chowk station re-polling

PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2019 07:23 AM IST
The voter turnout on Sunday was 42.14% compared to 50.69% on May 12, when Delhi went to vote across all seven seats.
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