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Punjab polls conducted: Least voter turnout in last 15 years

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Ludhiana, February 21

The elections in Punjab are over and all the 1,304 candidates of 117 assembly constituencies, and also, the people of Punjab are now waiting for the results that will be declared on March 10.

Very low voter turnout has been witnessed in Punjab this time. Approximately 70 percent of the total voters came out to vote in Punjab this time in 2022, which is the least voter turnout in the last three Assembly elections.

In the year 2017, the total voter turnout in Punjab was 74.8 percent. In 2012, the voter turnout was 78.2. And during the 2007 Assembly elections, the voter turnout in Punjab was 75.4 percent.

Less voter turnout in urban areas

The districts with more urban voters have witnessed a lower footfall of voters at the polling stations. However, a moderate voter turnout has been witnessed in the areas with a greater number of rural voters.

The least voter turnout has been witnessed in SAS Nagar. Only 62.4 percent of voters voted in the SAS Nagar district. Other than that, Jalandhar is the district where 64.2 percent voter turnout has been witnessed. There are 7 such districts in Punjab where there was less than 70 percent voter turnout.

Voter turnout in Ludhiana

In Ludhiana also, only 65.6 percent of the total voters came forward to vote. The Samrala is the assembly constituency where most of the voters came forward to cast their vote. In Ludhiana East constituency, there was only 56.4 percent voter turnout.

Here’s the complete list

Assembly constituencyVoter turnout
Ludhiana East61.9
Ludhiana South56.4
Atam Nagar61.1
Ludhiana Central57.9
Ludhiana West61
Ludhiana North59.5

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