MCD polls: 30% voter turnout recorded till 2.30 pm

NewsDrum Desk
04 Dec 2022
MCD polls: 30% voter turnout recorded till 2.30 pm

A wheelchair bound voter arrives to cast her vote for the MCD elections

New Delhi: At least thirty per cent voter turnout was recorded till 2.30 pm in the high stakes election to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

While the turnout at 12.30 pm was 18 per cent, the polling picked pace as the day progressed and will continue till 5.30 pm.

The counting of votes will take place on December 7.

"The polling till 2 pm is around 30 per cent for all 250 wards in Delhi. The process is going on smoothly in all the wards. No untoward incident has been reported so far," a senior official of the State Election Commission (SEC) said.

MCD polls in numbers

There are 1,349 candidates in fray and over 1.45 crore electors are eligible to exercise their franchise in the elections.

According to data shared by SEC officials, Delhi has 1,45,05,358 voters, of which 78,93,418 are men, 66,10,879 women and 1,061 are transgender people.

Authorities have set up 13,638 polling stations across Delhi. According to the data, 3,360 booths in 493 locations have been identified as "critical" or "sensitive".

Sixty-eight model polling stations and as many pink polling stations covering all assembly segments in the city have been established, poll officials said.

According to official figures, there are 229 voters in aged 100 and above, and 2,04,301 people aged above 80 but less than 100 years.

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