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Kerala Voters set another record: Polling crosses 77%

Kerala election 2016  final Polling percentage
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The Election Commission has released the final figures of Monday's voter turnout the final voting percentage stands at  77.35%, the highest    ever for an assembly election in Kerala.  In the 2011 assembly elections the polling rate was 75. 27%. 


Long queues were reported in polling booths in several parts of the State even after the official time came to a close at 6:00 pm on Monday.


Kozhikode recorded the highest turn out of 81.89% and the lowest turn out of 71.66% was recorded in Pathanamthitta. Thirty constituencies reported more than 80% voting. 


The polling was relatively low in the southern districts when compared to the politically sensitive northern districts. Constituencies which witnessed fierce triangular and four-cornered electoral contest showed higher percentage of voter turnout. The Election Commission had also initiated various programmes to attract voters. 


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