Kerala Voters set another record: Polling crosses 77%
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.