Nearly 70 % polling recorded in Kerala, TN: EC

Nearly 70 % polling recorded in Kerala, TN: EC

New Delhi: With the elections across five states finally coming to an end, the Election Commission on Monday said close to 70 percent polling was recorded from all the three states that went to polls today.

Puducherry recorded the highest voting turnout with 81.94 percent, while Tamil Nadu and Kerala stood at 69.19% and 71% respectively.

“Overall polling percentage of 81.94% recorded in Puducherry Assembly election till 5pm…Overall polling percentage of 71% recorded in Kerala Assembly election till 6pm, which is likely to go up,” Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha told media here.

“Overall polling percentage of 69.19% recorded in Tamil Nadu Assembly election till 5pm,” he added.

Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the voters in Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala to vote in record numbers .

In response to the Met Department prediction of showers in Puducherry, the Election Commission had raised pavilions in front of polling stations to provide protection from elements for voters.

233 seats went to polls Tamil Nadu today, while polling was held in 140 and 30 seats in Kerala and Puducherry respectively.

Counting of votes for Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Kerala, West Bengal and Assam Assembly elections will be held on May 19. (ANI)