Election

Manipur Polls 2022: 78.03 per cent voter turnout recorded till 5 pm

As many as 173 candidates, including 15 female candidates, were in the fray in the first phase of the polls.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 28 Feb 2022, 5:10 pm

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

Amid sporadic incidents of violence at several polling stations, a voter turnout of 78.03 per cent was recorded till 5 pm for the first phase of the 12th Manipur Legislative Assembly elections, Manipur Chief Election Officer informed in a tweet.

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The first phase of the Manipur elections began at 7 am Monday across 38 constituencies in five districts - Imphal East, Imphal West, Bishnupur, Kangpokpi and Chandel, amid high tension and tight security arrangements. 

Imphal East reported a voter turnout of 76.64 per cent, Imphal West - 82.19 per cent, Bishnupur - 73.44 per cent, Kangpokpi - 82.97 per cent and Churachandpur - 74 per cent till 5 pm.

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As many as 173 candidates, including 15 female candidates, were in the fray in the first phase of the polls. In all, 12,09,439 total voters, including 5,80,607 males, 6,28,657 females and 175 transgender were expected to exercise their franchise across 1,721 polling stations in the first phase. 


 

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First published:28 Feb 2022, 1:48 pm

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IMPHAL, Manipur

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