Election Update: 17.50% voter turnout recorded till 11 pm in Maharashtra

Election Update: 17.50% voter turnout recorded till 11 pm in Maharashtra
Maharashtra, which has nearly nine crore registered voters, recorded 63.38% voter turnout in the 2014 assembly elections (Representational Image)

A voter turnout of 17.50 percent was recorded till 11 am on Monday for the Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019, the Election Commission (EC) said.

At 62.20 percent, the highest turnout was recorded in the Ratnagiri assembly constituency. On the other hand, Nilanga constituency saw the lowest turnout in the state with 6.61 percent voting till 11 am.

Elections began on 288 constituencies of Maharashtra at 7 am today and will continue till 6 pm. Counting of votes will be held on October 24.

Notably, Maharashtra recorded 63.38 percent turnout in the 2014 assembly elections.

The state has total 8,98,39,600 voters, including 1,06,76,013 in the age group of 18 to 25 years. To ensure smooth polling, nearly 6.5 lakh polling personnel have been deployed at 96,661 voting booths across the state.

In Mumbai, 9,894 polling stations have been set up at 1,537 locations. 36 out of 288 seats come in the city where 334 candidates are in the fray. Mumbai has 97.72 lakh registered voters.

BJP and Shiv Sena are contesting 17 and 19 of these seats respectively while the Congress has fielded candidates in 29 seats of the city. Congress ally NCP has pitted candidates on six seats whereas one seat is being contested by Samajwadi party candidate.

Overall, in the 288-member Assembly, BJP is contesting on 164 seats, which includes candidates of smaller allies contesting on its lotus symbol, while its key ally Shiv Sena has fielded 126 candidates.

The ruling combine’s main rivals – Congress and NCP – are contesting on 147 and 121 seats respectively.

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