Polling was totally peaceful in elections to three each of graduates’ and teachers’ constituencies of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Council today.
Average polling in the three Graduates’ constituencies and Teachers’ constituencies was 46.53 per cent and 77 per cent respectively, state Chief Electoral Officer Bhanwar Lal told reporters here.
Polling percentages in the three Graduates’ constituencies are: Srikakulam-Vizianagaram-Visakhapatnam- 47.23, Prakasam-Nellore-Chittoor- 52.77, Kadapa-Anantapur- Kurnool- 39.60 per cent, he said.
Polling percentages in the three Teachers’ constituencies are: Prakasam-Nellore-Chittoor-67.37, Kadapa-Anantapur-Kurnool -84.76, Mahabubnagar-Ranga Reddy-Hyderabad-78.88 per cent.
Polling was totally peaceful and no complaint has been received from anywhere, Mr. Lal said.
Polling was held in 1,683 stations in 12 districts, where the elections were held.
A total of 44 candidates were in the fray for the three graduates’ constituencies and a total of 27 candidates were in fray for the three teachers’ constituencies.
Counting would be taken up on March 15.
A report from Visakhapatnam said polling was held peacefully in all 320 polling stations at 79 locations for the Srikakulam-Vizianagaram-Visakhapatnam graduates’ constituency.
Reports said polling booths were set up in Hyderabad at a couple of places though only one voter existed. The CEO, however, said it may be a case of only voter turning up among a few voters.