In North 24 Parganas district 82.03 per cent voters exercised their franchise while the figure in Howrah was 79.67 per cent.

 

The overall average in the two districts adjoining Kolkata was 81.25 %, the EC said, as it released the final voter turnout figures after polling ended at 6 PM last evening.

 

Among all the 49 seats that went to the poll yesterday, the lowest percentage was in Howrah north seat (67.83 per cent) and Bidhannagar (67.92 per cent).

 

Basirhat North recorded the highest with 89.51 %, the EC said. The third phase had recorded 82.28 % voter turnout while in the second phase it was 83.05 per cent.

 

In the first two parts of phase I of polling held on April 4 and April 11, the final turnout was 84.22 per cent and 83.73 per cent, respectively, it said.