In the revised polling percentage released on Friday, the voter turnout was found to be 64.8 per cent in Chennai North, 60.42 per cent in Chennai South, and 61.50 in Chennai Central.

This is a marginal dip when compared to the 2009 Lok Sabha polls (62.86 per cent).

According to data compiled by the Chennai district election office on Friday, polling percentage in Chennai North has reduced to 64.80 from 64.91 in 2009.

Chennai North Lok Sabha constituency includes the Assembly segments of Tiruvottiyur, Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar, Perambur, Kolathur, Thiru-Vi-Ka-Nagar and Royapuram.

Polling percentage in Chennai Central Lok Sabha constituency has gone up to 61.50 per cent when compared to 61.03 per cent in 2009. Chennai Central includes the Assembly segments of Villivakkam, Egmore, Chepauk-Thiruvallikeni, Harbour, Thousand Lights and Anna Nagar.

Chennai South recorded the lowest polling percentage among the Lok Sabha constituencies in the district, with 60.42 per cent of the voters turning up on Thursday. The constituency covers Virugambakkam, Saidapet, T. Nagar, Mylapore, Velachery and Sholinganallur.

“A number of upper middle class and middle class residential neighbourhoods have recorded low turnout this elections,” said an official of the district election office.

The average turnout in Chennai District was 62.24 per cent.


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