Voters Update

With 81% Goans voting, it's an all-time high since liberation


Goa witnessed its highest voter turnout since liberation registering 81% polling that was largely peaceful. The record turnout betters the 2007 figures of 70.51% voting. Voters on Saturday sealed the fate of 215 candidates for the 40-member Goa House. Opposition leaders attributed the high turnout to anti-incumbency. Polling began briskly in the morning and the pace continued throughout the day. Elderly citizens and the young were enthusiastic exercising their franchise.

As per provisional figures, Sanquelim seat recorded the highest of 88.51% and Velim the lowest of 73.49%, joint CEO N Navti said. He added that the conduct of the elections was smooth. All contesting parties claimed victory for themselves in view of the high voter turnout. The poll monitoring system introduced for the first time in an Assembly election eliminated bogus voting, election officials claimed.

The poll monitoring system was first experimented with in a byelection for the Valpoi constituency in 2010. The Panaji Municipal elections also successfully used it in 2011.

 

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