79.14% turn out in State polls; Re-poll on March 2

79.14% turn out in State polls;  Re-poll on March 2

Counting on March 3 in 17 centres

Kohima, February 28: The overall voting percentage in the February 27 elections in Nagaland has gone up to 79.14%, said Chief Electoral Officer Nagaland, Abhijit Sinha here today.
He said that the voting percentage was based on information of polling progress updated two hourly by the ROs on the polling day.
The actual voter turnout can only be reported after the arrival of the polling parties to their respective centres which was in progress at the time of filing of this news. The polling percentage is, therefore, subject to change, he said.
23-Impur A/C under Mokokchung has recorded the highest turn out with 95% while 43-Tapi A/C in Mon district recorded the lowest at 53%.
Other constituencies which recorded 90 and above are – 50-Longleng A/C with 92.12%, 55-Tobu A/C with 92%, 47-Tamlu with 90.73%, 29-Janpetkong with 90.65%, 13-Pughoboto- 90.2% and 32-Atoizu – 90%.
Meanwhile, even as there have been 16 complaints received by the Election Secretariat from different political parties demanding re-poll in 16 polling stations mainly with complaints of electorates not being allowed cast the vote and massive bogus voting.
However, the scrutiny of the documents with the polling personnel and other evidences are yet to be completed till the time of filing this report, because of which the actual number of re-polling was yet to be recommended to the Election Commission, sources in the Election Secretariat said.
Therefore, re-polling, if any, is likely to be held only on March 2, sources said.
Counting of votes will be taken up on March 3 from 8 am onwards in 17 centres spread across 12 election districts for the 2156 polling stations.
A total of 349 tables would be set up for the counting of votes, which include 34 table in one centre for Dimapur, 14 tables in two centres in Peren, 38 tables in five centres in Kohima, 6 tables in centre in Pughoboto, 26 tables in one centre in Phek, 47 tables in one centre Mokokchung, 36 tables in one centre in Zunheboto, 40 tables in one centre in Wokha, 45 tables in one centre in Mon, 14 tables in one centre in Longlen, 35 tables in one centre in Tuensang and 14 tables in one centre in Kiphire.
(Page News Service)