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Andhra records highest-ever poll percentage

Andhra records highest-ever poll percentage

Andhra Pradesh, which witnessed an intense electoral battle this time with ruling YSR Congress party and Telugu Desam Party-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) putting up a spirited fight, recorded the highest-ever poll percentage on Monday, when the polling was held.

According to chief electoral officer M K Meena, the voter turnout is expected to cross 81%, compared to 79.2% in 2019 general elections.

The state recorded a turnout of 78.46% till midnight on Monday and the polling went on till 2 am in the early hours of Tuesday.

“The overall polling percentage is expected to touch 81%, including 1.2% of postal ballots,” Meena told media persons on Tuesday evening.

This is the highest-ever polling percentage in Andhra Pradesh since the bifurcation of combined Telugu state in 2014.

During the combined Andhra Pradesh regime in 2009, the overall poll percentage in the state was 75.9, which went up to 78.4% in 2014 when the state was bifurcated into Telangana and residuary Andhra Pradesh.

In 2019, the state recorded polling percentage of 79.2%. This time, there is a record turnout of voters at the polling stations and the overall poll percentage might touch 81 when the final figures will be released.

Dharmavaram assembly constituency in Sri Satya Sai district recorded the highest turnout of 88.61%, followed by 87.75% at Ungutur in Eluru district, 87.72% in Pedana in Krishna district, 87.32% in Nuzvid in Eluru district, 87.67% in Uravakonda in Anantapur district, 87.50% in Kadiri, 87.11% in Pamarru in Krishna district, 86.75% in Addanki in Bapatla district and 86.50% in Nandigama and Jaggayyapet in NTR district.

The lowest poll percentage recorded in the state was 59.95% in Tirupati assembly constituency of Tirupati district.


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