Marathon poll ends with highest ever turnout as women, youth throng booths, India

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Marathon poll ends with highest ever turnout as women, youth throng booths, India

As polling ended on Monday, the 2014 elections recorded the highest ever turnout with 66.38 per cent voters casting their votes to elect 543 members of the 16th Lok Sabha, beating the previous high of 64.01 per cent in the 1984-85 elections.

With the turnout details from Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Bihar — the three states that voted for 41 seats on Monday — still being updated and postal ballots from across the country yet to be counted, Election Commission (EC) officials said the final tally was expected to be higher. The final day turnout was 79.03 per cent in West Bengal, 55.29 per cent in Uttar Pradesh and 54 per cent in Bihar.

 

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