Women outnumber men in casting votes in 641 Bastar polling centres

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Women outnumber men in casting votes in 641 Bastar polling centres

Sunday, 14 April 2019 | Staff Reporter | RAIPUR

In 641 polling centres of the Bastar Lok Sabha constituency, women voters outnumbered men in voting percentage though overall poll percentage of male voters (67.14%) was higher than females (65.02%), official sources said. Third gender recorded 29.27% polling in the constituency that went to polling on April 11.

As per the data released by office of the Chhattisgarh Chief Electoral Officer, in eight assembly segments of the parliamentary constituency, the polling was held in 1879 centres. The overall polling percentage in the constituency as per the last count was 66.04%.

In 2014, the polling percentage was 59.32% and in 2009 it was 47.33%. This time 6.72% more voting was recorded compared to last election.

In 2014, there were 1765 polling booths, with 12,97,941 registered electors . Out of them ,69,899 electors voted, registering 59.32% polling.

Kondagaon assembly segment registered 78.33% polling, Narayanpur 67.73%, Bastar 81.30%, Jagdalpur 77.11%, Chitrakut 77.21%, Dantewada 56.66%, Bijapur 42.20% and Konta 47.22%, according to the data.

A total of 4 Ballot Unit (BU), two Controlling Unit (CU), two VVPAT unit of EVMs were replaced during dispersal of polling teams. Total EVMs replaced during mock poll were BU 21, CU 30 and VVPAT 50. The number of EVMs replaced during actual poll was BU’s 6, CU’s 6 and VVPAT 41.

Out of 1879 polling booths, 162 polling centres recorded less than 10% voting while 577 centres recorded above 80% polling. In 5 polling centres, it was 95 %.

The maximum polling was reported in Polling Centre 41-Jeeragaon 99.58%, 52-Machkot 99.45%, 192-Topar 96.02% all in Jagdalpur Assembly segement; 109-Marlenga 95.58% in Bastar AC, 96-Jadkonga 95.51% of Kondagaon AC.

Highest percentage of

In 96-Jadkonga (Kondagaon) 97.58% women electors cast their vote, highest in the         constituency. The centre had 194 registered male voters and 207 women, out of which 181 men and 202 women cast their vote.

A total of 41 transgender were registered as electors, out of which 12 transgender have cast their vote.

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