Dhubri Constituency in Assam registered highest Voter Turnout in General Election 2014

May 21, 2014 17:35 IST

Dhubri Parliamentary constituency in Assam registered the highest voter turnout in the General Election 2014 while Srinagar in Jammu & Kashmir saw the lowest voter turnout in the Election 2014.

This was revealed by the Election Commission Statistics on voter's turnout in Parliamentary Constituencies in the third week of May 2014.

Dhubri constituency registered a voter turnout of 88.22 percent whereas Srinagar registered a voter turnout of 25.86 percent.

Highlights

General Voter Turnout:
• As many as 69 constituencies saw voter turnout in excess of 80 percent.
• Among the 69 constituencies with 80 percent-plus turnout, 33 are in West Bengal alone.
• The other constituencies with 80 percent – plus are 14 in Andhra Pradesh, 6 in Assam, 4 in Tamil Nadu, 2 each in Kerala and Tripura and one each in Odisha and Manipur, Puducherry, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Lakshadweep and Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Sikkim.
• In Uttar Pradesh, the constituency-wise voter turnout ranged from the just 49.88 percent in Bansgaon to a high of 74.23 percent and 73.07 percent in communally-sensitive Saharanpur and Kairana respectively.

Gender-based Voter Turnout:
• Women outshone men in terms of electoral participation in as many as 165 constituencies across 25 states and Union Territories.
• The highest female voter turnout was recorded in Tamluk constituency in West Bengal, at 89.27 percent, which is better than the highest male voter turnout witnessed in Dhubri at 88.86 percent.
• As many as 26 constituencies in Uttar Pradesh saw higher turnouts among female voters than among male, and the trend was no different across 25 constituencies in Bihar, 19 in Tamil Nadu, 14 in Odisha and 9 in Kerala.
• In contrast, none of the constituencies in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana and NCT of Delhi saw a higher turnout among female electors as compared to participation of men as a percentage of total male electors.
• The gender gap, or the difference between female turnout and male turnout, was the widest in Madhya Pradesh, with 66.12 percent male polling percentage against 56.58 percent female voter turnout.
• In Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu, the 77.98 percent female voter turnout far surpassed the 67.43 percent male voter turnout.
Urban Voter Turnout:
• Urban voter turnout, though better than in 2009, remained lower than state-wise poll percentages. So while the average polling in Maharashtra was 60.89 percent, the constituencies in Mumbai polled between 48.61 percent (Mumbai North Central) and 53.14 percent (Mumbai South Central).
• In Karnataka, which saw 67.17 percent turnout, Bangalore North recorded 56.5 percent, Bangalore Central 55.63 percent and Bangalore South 55.7 percent.
• Delhi not only saw better state-wise turnout at 65.07 percent, but also constituencies like Chandni Chowk polled a higher 67.84 percent votes.
• Hyderabad and Secunderabad saw 53.27 percent and 53.01 percent turnout respectively, as against 74.47 percent polling across Andhra Pradesh.
• The poll percentage in Patna Sahib was just 45.33 percent, far lower than the overall 56.28 percent turnout in Bihar.
• Many constituencies in Gujarat bettered the state average. Vadodara, from where Narendra Modi was in the fray, clocked 70.90 percent turnout, compared to 63.6 percent overall polling in Gujarat.

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