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Gurugram admin launches RWA competition to boost voter turnout

The Gurugram parliamentary constituency witnessed a voter turnout of 67.38% in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls and the district administration is trying to increase the percentage this year, officials said

Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) Gurgaon Lok Sabha seat candidate, Rahul Yadav, addresses RWA members of different residential societies in Gurugram ahead of the polls scheduled for May 25. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 22, 2024 06:12 AM IST

Low voting in Lko: Why efforts failed? Here are possible reasons

Lucknow officials identify reasons for low voter turnout in Lok Sabha polls: inaccurate voter list, youth migration, urban apathy. Plans to address challenges for future elections.

Historically urban areas tend to show voter apathy in Uttar Pradesh capital. (For Representation)
Updated on May 22, 2024 06:02 AM IST
By, Lucknow

EC update: 52.28pc polling in Lucknow, Mohanlalganj stands at 62.88pc

Final voter turnout in Lucknow Lok Sabha seat is 52.28%, lower than 2019, while Mohanlalganj exceeded previous turnout with 62.88%.

This time, voter turnout was 2.5 percent below as compared to 2019 Lok Sabha polls. (For Representation)
Updated on May 22, 2024 05:32 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Maharashtra voter turnout at 54.33% till 11 pm; 44.22% to 49.79% in Mumbai

Low voter turnout in Mumbai due to heat, inadequate facilities, names missing from rolls. Highest turnout in tribal-dominated Dindori at 62.66%.

Thane and Kalyan, the two Lok Sabha constituencies in the Thane district, which is considered chief minister Eknath Shinde’s bastion and experienced a battle between the two Shiv Sena factions, also surprisingly witnessed a low turnout. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo)
Updated on May 21, 2024 09:01 AM IST
ByTeam HT

South Bombay lets down Mumbai with 47.7% turnout on last day of polling

Notching up numbers has been a struggle in the constituency historically – in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it recorded a voter turnout of around 51.58%

SoBo lets down with 47.7% turnout
Updated on May 21, 2024 09:06 AM IST

Lok Sabha elections: Phase 5 sees over 60% turnout, highest in Bengal with 74.6%

53 million people voted in the fifth phase of Lok Sabha polls, with a turnout of 60.5%. Mumbai had low turnout, while Baramulla saw highest in decades.

Voters queue up to cast their ballots at a polling station during the fifth phase of voting in India's general election, in Thiksey of Ladakh. (AFP)
Updated on May 21, 2024 07:11 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Lok Sabha election Phase 5 turnout in Uttar Pradesh: 57.98% in 2024 vs 58.45% in 2019

Among 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, Barabanki’s polling percentage highest at 67.10, Gonda’s lowest at 51.64 in the fifth phase of the parliamentary election

Priests show their inked finger after voting in Ayodhya. (PTI PHOTO)
Updated on May 21, 2024 06:02 AM IST
By, Lucknow

2024 Lok Sabha polls: Lucknow disappoints again on the voter turnout front

Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency’s 2024 voter turnout of 52.23% is below the 2019 figure of 54.78% and the 2014 percentage 53.06

Voters at a polling station during the fifth phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls in Lucknow on Monday. (Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 21, 2024 08:54 AM IST

2024 LS polls: Rural voters show gusto, heat gets better of urban ones in Lucknow

Voters in Lucknow faced scorching heat on election day, with urban areas seeing lower turnout compared to rural areas where over 60% had voted by 5pm.

Some polling stations were exception to the rising heat and saw massive turnout. (For Representation)
Updated on May 20, 2024 10:59 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Even workers of Cong, INDI alliance not turning out to vote for them: PM on low voter turnout

Even workers of Cong, INDI alliance not turning out to vote for them: PM on low voter turnout

Even workers of Cong, INDI alliance not turning out to vote for them: PM on low voter turnout
Published on May 20, 2024 03:47 PM IST
PTI |

Low voter turnout amid heat wave mars daytime polling in Maharashtra

Six Mumbai constituencies are witnessing neck-and-neck battles between ruling and opposition alliances; the ruling alliance has an edge in 4 remaining MMR seats

A woman casts her vote in Thane. (HT Photo/Praful Gangurde)
Published on May 20, 2024 03:14 PM IST

Lok Sabha election: Uttar Pradesh records 47.55% voter turnout till 3pm

Lok Sabha election: Voting for the 14 Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha seats is underway in the fifth round of the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections.

Lok Sabha election 2024 phase 5 Uttar Pradesh voting
Updated on May 20, 2024 04:45 PM IST

Fifth phase: Voting underway in 49 LS seats, 10.28 per cent turnout in first two hours

Fifth phase: Voting underway in 49 LS seats, 10.28 per cent turnout in first two hours

Fifth phase: Voting underway in 49 LS seats, 10.28 per cent turnout in first two hours
Updated on May 20, 2024 10:34 AM IST
PTI |

LS polls: 12.89 per cent voter turnout recorded till 9 am in UP

LS polls: 12.89 per cent voter turnout recorded till 9 am in UP

HT Image
Published on May 20, 2024 10:21 AM IST
PTI |

Lucknow administration mobilises BLOs to push up percentage in low poll areas

Lucknow district administration aims to boost voter turnout in historically low-turnout areas through targeted persuasion and awareness campaigns.

Polling officials leave for their booths for the fifth phase of the General Election at Smriti Upvan Lucknow. (Deepak Gupta/ht)
Updated on May 20, 2024 08:50 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Phase 5: J&K’s Baramulla to vote on May 20 amid tight security

As many as 22 candidates are in the fray but the main competition is between political bigwigs Omar Abdullah of National Conference and Sajjad Gani Lone of Peoples Conference

Polling staff carrying EVMs and other polling material leave for poll duty for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Baramulla, Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on May 20, 2024 05:52 AM IST
ByAshiq Hussain, Srinagar

2024 LS polls: Lucknow schools offer extra marks to boost voting

Lucknow schools offer incentives for voter turnout in upcoming elections. Christ Church College and St Joseph Group of Institutions give extra marks and salary for parents and staff who vote.

Christ Church College has set up a banner outside the school announcing 15 marks extra to be awarded in the final report card of all students whose parents get inked. (Sourced)
Updated on May 18, 2024 05:16 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Lucknow women taking strides towards parity in voter participation

The gap, which has narrowed over time, was the lowest in 2014 general elections that saw 50.22% of women voting as compared to 55.23% of the men

The state capital put up an average show in 2019 polling with the voting percentage touching 54.29, just 1.35% more than the 2014 elections when it was at a low of 52.94%. (File Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2024 05:32 AM IST

Statistical hurdle: Will Lucknow voters come out and help cross the 60% mark?

Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency aims to breach 60% voter turnout barrier this election, with increasing participation seen in past years.

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2024 08:24 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Lok Sabha polls: Phase 4 voter turnout higher than earlier phases

2024 Lok Sabha elections saw a turnout of 66.95% in the first four phases, with the fourth phase recording the highest turnout of 69.16%.

In absolute terms, of the 674 million people who could have cast their ballot in the first four phases, a total of 451 million have exercised their franchise so far, ECI said. (Bachchan Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2024 01:10 AM IST

66.95% voter turn out recorded in 4 phases of LS polls: Election Commission

The Election Commission of India said approximately 451 million people have voted in the first four phases of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024

The Election Commission said it has enhanced targeted interventions to reach out to every eligible voter. (Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Published on May 16, 2024 03:52 PM IST
ByAkshita Kumari

Odisha records 75.68 per cent voter turnout in first phase polls on May 13: CEO

Odisha records 75.68 per cent voter turnout in first phase polls on May 13: CEO

Odisha records 75.68 per cent voter turnout in first phase polls on May 13: CEO
Published on May 15, 2024 12:34 PM IST
PTI |

Srinagar logged its highest polling percentage in 26 years. Now for the mandate

The voter turnout in Srinagar had been declining since 1996 when the first elections were held in the region following the beginning of the insurgency.

Voters wait to cast their ballots at a polling station in Ganderbal district, northeast of Srinagar, during the fourth phase of voting in India's general election.(AFP)
Published on May 15, 2024 12:59 AM IST
ByMir Ehsan, Ashiq Hussain

Polling percentage likely to touch 81% in Andhra: ECI

According to the figures released by the ECI, the state witnessed a turnout of 78.46% till midnight on Monday

Voters wait in queues to cast their votes at Sullurupeta in Tirupati on Monday. (ANIi)
Updated on May 15, 2024 08:24 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

At 36%, Srinagar’s Lok Sabha seat turnout touches three-decade high

Since 1998, the poll percentage in Srinagar Lok Sabha seat has hovered between 11-30% range, with the 2019 Lok Sabha elections witnessing a poor 14.4% turnout

An elderly voter stepping out of a polling booth after casting her voter for the Lok Sabha elections in Srinagar. (Waseem Andrabi/HT)
Updated on May 14, 2024 10:55 AM IST
ByMir Ehsan, Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar

Srinagar records highest voter turnout since 1998

Officials said there was a significant increase in the turnout even in urban areas of the Srinagar constituency, where the boycott calls have previously had a greater resonance

A polling station on the outskirts of Srinagar. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 14, 2024 10:16 AM IST
ByMir Ehsan, Ashiq Hussain

PM Modi applauds Srinagar voter turnout: ‘Abrogation of Article 370 enabled…’

Srinagar voter turnout of 38 per cent in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls is the highest in several decades.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Published on May 14, 2024 04:42 AM IST
ANI |

Andhra assembly, Lok Sabha polls end with 69% voter turnout

According to data provided by EC at 11pm, 69.49% of voters cast their franchise as part of LS polls while 69.61% as part of assembly elections

Voters stand in a queue at a polling station to cast their votes for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections and Andhra Pradesh Assembly elections in Tirupati on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on May 14, 2024 08:26 AM IST
By, Hyderabad

Maval registers 52.90% voter turnout; Shirur 51.46%

In the 2019 LS polls, the voting percentage for Maval and Shirur was 59.59% and 59.44%, respectively

In the Maval LS constituency, the Uran assembly constituency reported the highest voter turnout at 64.75%; Karjat witnessed 60.12%. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 14, 2024 08:08 AM IST
ByVicky Pathare

Higher turnout in Kasba, Kothrud and Parvati sparks debate of who among Mohol and Dhangekar has advantage

Speculations arise over BJP's Murlidhar Mohol and Congress's Ravindra Dhangekar benefiting from increased voter turnout in Pune constituency.

Political observers claimed that voters came out in large number to cast vote in different areas under Kasba Peth, Parvati and Kothrud assembly constituencies indicating that the fight on cards has become even close. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 14, 2024 07:52 AM IST
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