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Average polling in State put at 75.33 per cent

Special Correspondent
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Highest of 79.78% in Wayanad, lowest of 69.27% in Thiruvananthapuram

The average polling in the first phase of the local body elections held in seven districts on Saturday was 75.33 per cent.

The provisional figures released on Saturday said the polling percentage was 75.72 per cent.

The State Election Commission released the latest figures on the basis of the details compiled from the presiding officers' diary.

The highest polling of 79.78 per cent was recorded in Wayanad and the lowest of 69.27 in Thiruvananthapuram.

Kollam registered 73.58, Pathanamthitta 70.54, Kozhikode 76.99, Kannur 79.48 and Kasargod 77.68 per cent.

Breakdown

The following are the district-wise turnouts in block panchayats and municipalities:

Thiruvananthapuram: block panchayats: Parassala: 72.07; Perumkadavila: 75.03; Athiyanoor: 73.34; Nemom: 72.89; Pothencode: 70.79; Vellanad: 74.44; Nedumangad: 71.98; Vamanapuram: 71.89; Kilimanoor: 72.74; Chirayinkeezh: 71.74; and Varkala: 70.25. Municipalities: Neyyattinkara: 74.22; Nedumangad: 74.28: Attingal: 72.49; Varkala: 72. City Corporation: 60.5.

Kollam: block panchayats: Oachira: 78.02; Sasthamcotta: 77.99; Vettikavala: 73.27; Pathanapuram: 72.71; Anchal: 71.9; Kottarakara: 72.74; Chittumala: 75.37; Chavara: 77.11; Mukhathala: 72.91; Chadayamangalam: 72.18; and Ithikkara: 72.19. Municipalities: Paravur: 73.62; Punalur: 75.62; Karunagapally: 78.93. City Corporation: 68.26.

Pathanamthitta: block panchayats: Mallapally: 69.18; Pulikeezh: 71.06; Koyippuram: 69.44; Elanthoor; 72.34; Ranni: 72.22; Konni: 72.64; Pandalam: 73.12; and Parakkode: 68.13. Municipalities: Adoor: 69.06: Pathanamthitta: 68.66; and Thiruvalla: 66.46.

Kozhikode: block panchayats: Vadakara: 78.15; Thooneri: 78.14; Kunnumel: 83.91; Thodannur: 82.05; Melady: 81.64; Perambra: 81.9: Balussery: 79.58; Pandalayani: 78.51; Chelanoor: 81.38: Koduvally: 77.59, Kunnamangalam: 81.05; and Kozhikode: 75.84. Municipalities: Koyilandy: 78.19; and Vadakara: 81.27; City Corporation: 68.84.

Wayanad: block panchayats: Mananthavady: 81.15; Sultan Bathery: 83.14: Kalpetta: 81.18; and Panamaram: 79.27. Kalpetta municipality: 78.36.

Kannur: block panchayats: Kalliyassery: 79.37; Payyannur: 84.01; Taliparamba: 79.92; Irikkur: 82.69; Kannur: 76.2; Edakkad: 78.07; Thalassery: 80.93; Koothuparambu: 81.26; Panur: 77.81; Iritty: 79.58; and Peravoor: 81.87. Municipalities: Kannur: 72.73; Taliparamba: 81.52; Koothuparambu: 86.48; Thalassery: 74.39; and Payyannur: 82.23.

Kasaragod: block panchayats: Karadukka: 79.4; Manjeswaram: 74.32; Kasaragod: 69.8; Kanhangad: 78.4; Parappa: 78.5; and Neeleswaram: 82.22. Municipalities: Kasaragod: 73.38; Kanhangad: 79.46; and Neeleswaram: 79.

Range

The Malappattam grama panchayat was the local body with the highest rate of 91.75 per cent and the Thiruvananthapuram Corporation the lowest of 60.5 per cent.

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