VIRUDHUNAGAR: A total of 64.31 per cent of urban voters and 49.74 per cent of rural voters turned out for the by-polls to eight posts of local bodies in the district held on Wednesday.

The Collector, V. Chandrasekaran, said that out of 2,197 voters, 1,413 exercised their franchise to elect the councillor of ward 42 of Rajapalayam municipality. Election to the post of Melachinnayapuram panchayat president and six members of as many panchayats, Poolangulam, Achamthavilthan, Athikulam Sengulam, Idayankulam, Bommakottai and Ramasayapuram, were held. Out of the total 5,000 rural voters, 2,487 turned up, he said.