Voters in Mumbai faired the poorest when it came to casting their votes. As per an official average polling percentages released on Wednesday, the turnout in the city was the lowest in Maharashtra at 43.23 per cent.

The Mumbai suburban region notched up a slightly higher percentage of 47.16. Its immediate neighbour, Thane, was the third at 49.94 per cent.

The average polling percentage in the State was 60.37. Together, Mumbai and Thane accounted for 60 of the 288 Assembly seats in the State.

In the 10 constituencies of Mumbai city, Colaba polled the lowest number of votes (32.89 percent), followed by Mumbadevi at 37.01 per cent. Except Shivadi and Mahim, none of the seats here touched the 50 per cent mark.

Apathetic response

Mumbai has been much criticised for its apathetic response to elections. In the recent Lok Sabha elections, its turnout was lower at 41.4 per cent.

On the bright side, Kolhapur topped the list of polling percentages with an average turnout of 73.99. The tribal belt of Gondiya came a close second with 70.13 per cent. Pune polled 54.81 per cent of votes, while Nagpur recorded 56.43 per cent and Nashik 59.57 per cent.

The naxal-dominated Gadchiroli district, which saw a spate of firing incidents on Tuesday, clocked an impressive 64.85 per cent. However, this figure excludes data from 22 polling booths, where re-polling will take place on Thursday.