NEW DELHI: A 51.95% voter turnout recorded till 3 pm on Sunday in the seventh and final phase of the Lok Sabha polls with Jharkhand on top of the chart.
51.95% voter turnout recorded till 3 pm: Bihar-46.66%, Himachal Pradesh- 49.43%, Madhya Pradesh-57.27%, Punjab-48.18%, Uttar Pradesh-46.07%, West Bengal- 63.58%, Jharkhand-64.81%, Chandigarh-50.24% in #Phase7 of #LokSabhaElections2019 pic.twitter.com/8zRIdDYmRV
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According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), Jharkhand witnessed 52. 89 percent polling while West Bengal registered the second highest voter turnout at 63.58% percent till 1 pm.
The estimated turnout in Madhya Pradesh was 45.81 percent, Himachal Pradesh 49.43%, Punjab 37.88, Chandigarh 50.24%, Uttar Pradesh 46.07% and Bihar 46.66 percent.
Polling began at 7 am in 59 parliamentary constituencies spread over seven states and the Union Territory of Chandigarh and will continue till 6 pm.
The seven-phase general election started on April 11. Counting of votes is scheduled for May 23.