61.20 pc turnout in phase 6 of LS polls at 11.45 pm; lowest among all phases

New Delhi, May 25 (PTI) The sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Saturday registered a voter turnout of 61.20 per cent — the lowest among all phases — as per the data complied till 11.45 pm.

The turnout in the fifth phase was marginally higher at 62.20 per cent.

The Election Commission said the figures were approximate and would get updated.

In the sixth phase, 58 seats in eight states and Union Territories went to polls on Saturday.

In the 2019 general elections, the turnout in the corresponding phase (59 seats across seven states went to polls) was 64.4 per cent.

According to the EC, the voter turnout in the fifth phase held on May 20 was recorded at 62.2 per cent.

The turnout in the fourth phase stood at 69.16 per cent, 3.65 percentage points higher than the corresponding phase in the 2019 parliamentary election.

The voter-turnout figure for the third phase of polling was 65.68 per cent. In the third phase of the 2019 elections, the turnout was 68.4 per cent.

In the second phase of the 2024 elections, the turnout was recorded at 66.71 per cent as against the 69.64 per cent in the second phase of the 2019 polls.

In the first phase of the ongoing general elections, a 66.14 per cent turnout was recorded. In the 2019 polls, the turnout in the first phase was 69.43 per cent.

The poll panel has said the final turnout will only be available after the results, with the counting of postal ballots and their addition to the total voting percentage.

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