Highest and lowest voting at same school
Sullia Assembly segment of Dakshina Kannada Lok Sabha constituency not only takes the credit of recording the highest polling of 84.41 per cent, but also the highest number of polling stations which recorded more than 90 per cent polling. In all, 21 polling stations in Sullia recorded more than 90 per cent polling.
According to polling statistics released by Returning Officer A.B. Ibrahim, three polling stations under Mangalore Assembly segment recorded more than 90 per cent polling and only one station under Puttur Assembly segment made it to the top.
No polling station in other Assembly segments — Belthangady, Bantwal, Moodbidri, Mangalore City South and Mangalore City North — recorded 90 per cent polling.
Highest and least
The highest and the lowest polling in the district were recorded in two polling stations in a same location — Kotekar under Mangalore Assembly constituency. The highest of 96.17 per cent polling was recorded at Government Higher Primary School, Bagambila, Kotekar (West wing, polling station number 149) and the least polling of 22.02 per cent was in the East wing polling station (number 147) in the same school.
The second least of 46.16 per cent polling was also recorded under Mangalore Assembly constituency. It was at Vishwamangala English Medium Higher Primary School, Konaje (South Wing).
C.S. Sharanabasappa, Assistant Returning Officer, Sullia Assembly constituency, told The Hindu that many polling stations in Sullia have the history of having high voting percentage. Systematic voting takes place at Madappady village, he said.
Government Higher Primary School, Madappady (no. 220, north wing) in Sullia recorded the highest polling at 95.03 per cent. Another polling station (no. 221, south wing) in the same school recorded 90.80 per cent polling.
Some of the villages where highest voting was recorded in Sullia included Balugodu, Pethaje, Narkodu, Kolcharu, Karimbila, Ballakka, Ainekidu, Bilinele, Balpa, Elimale, Ubaradkamitturu and Kanthamangala.
Mr. Ibrahim told The Hindu that before finalising the voters’ list he met Tahsildars to ensure that the voters’ lists were corrected to the maximum extent. It was to ensure that names of the dead and double entries were removed. Otherwise, they reflected in the voting percentage.