Over 94 percent turnout in Tripura re-poll

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 15:00 hrs

Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) As many as 94.24 percent of the 516 electorate turned out to vote in Kakraban assembly constituency in southern Tripura where a repoll was ordered at a polling station after snags in electronic voting machines (EVMs) were detected, an official said.

"Altogether 475 electors, including 254 women, of the total of 516 voters cast their votes at the polling station No. 36, where the re-poll was held without any incident," Tripura Chief Electoral Officer Ashutosh Jindal told IANS.

The Election Commission conducted the re-poll after the technical snag was spotted in an EVM on the day of polling in Tripura on Feb 14.

The northeastern state of Tripura made electoral history when a record 93.57 percent of the 23,55,446-strong electorate cast their votes in last week's election to the 60-seat assembly.

The votes will be counted Feb 28. Sixty counting halls are being set up in 17 locations across the state.

As many as 249 candidates, including 15 women, were in the fray in the Feb 14 polls.

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