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In Delhi polling may touch 70 percent record

Posted by on December 4, 2013 0 Comment

On seeing the rapid voting in last two hours at polling station in Delhi,an Election Commission said that a record of 70% is expected.

An official said that the way polling has gone till now there is no doubt the percentage may cross 70.Initially the polling was moderate it picked up after 3pm.

Polling was raising up rapidly across Delhi and was recorded 55% by 4 pm.Voters were seen in queue awaiting patiently for their chance to vote.

A senior Election Commission official of Delhi told that around 65% polling has been recorded till now,figure may change as they were composing the data.Nearly 70,000 people are still waiting in queues.

He said people standing in queues before 5pm were allowed to vote.Polling has been extended in some booths due to complications in voting machines.Polloral officer Vijay Dev said his expecting final voting percentage is 70 and 75%.

There were complains of Malfunctioning of Voting Machines(EVM) in some parts of city but were resolved.

Polling time has been extended in booths where voting started late due to snag in voting machines.

A total 57.58% polling was recorded in 2008 Assembly elections where the highest polling percentage 61.75 was recorded in Delhiā€™s first Assembly elections of 1993.

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