State records 75.33% voter turnout

Reports from 5 constituencies awaited

[ Nellie N Manpoong ]

ITANAGAR, Apr 13: The polling percentage of the state reached 75.33 till late Saturday evening, with the participation of 77.47 percent female electors and 73.14 percent male electors in the simultaneous parliamentary and assembly elections held on 11 April.
The state has 7,98,248 enrolled electors, of which 6,01,337 have voted till now. They include 3,12,819 female electors and 2,88,518 male electors.
According to Saturday’s update, the Pongchau-Wakka constituency in Longding district is now leading with 91.86 percent voter turnout. Of the total 13,375 enrolled electors, 12,286 electors participated in the poll process.
Khonsa West stands at the second highest place with 91.69 percent, and Mariyang-Geku in Upper Siang district is in the third spot with 91.46 percent elector turnout.
Of the 10,185 voters in Khonsa West, 9339 cast their votes, while 9777 of the 10,690 enrolled voters participated in the poll in the Mariyang-Geku constituency.
Mebo (91.45%) and Pasighat West (89.34%) are the constituencies with the fourth and fifth highest elector turnout.
By Saturday, the poll percentage of Tali in Kra Daadi district increased to 23.66 from Friday’s update of 9.23, but it still records the lowest elector turnout in the state. According to latest reports, of the total 13,119 enrolled electors, only 3104 participated.
The second lowest turnout was in the Palin constituency in Kra Daadi district with 35.48 percent, followed by Itanagar constituency in Papum Pare district with 43.55 percent turnout.
Koloriang (54.07%) and Nyapin (62.47%) are the constituencies with the lowest – fourth and fifth from the bottom – elector turnout.
Notably, Chayang Tajo constituency in East Kameng district leaped to 72.78 percent by Saturday evening from its previously recorded 23.06 percent voter turnout on Friday evening.
Additional Chief Electoral Officer (ACEO) Kangki Darang informed that this is not the final poll percentage and reports are awaited from the Palin, Nyapin (Kurung Kumey), Tali, Koloriang (Kurung Kumey) and Nacho (Upper Subansiri) constituencies.
“Some polling parties are yet to reach their receiving centres and the polling percentage is likely to be near about 80 once the reports arrive,” he informed.
Three helicopter sorties have also been arranged for the five polling stations, the ACEO added.