Lok Sabha polls | Dharmapuri constituency records 81.48% voter turnout, highest in T.N.

A day after the polls, registration and sealing of all ballot boxes was completed, in adherence to electoral guidelines

Updated - April 20, 2024 03:09 pm IST

Published - April 20, 2024 11:31 am IST - DHARMAPURI

A large number of voters cast their votes in the Dharmapuri Lok Sabha constituency. Voters seen queuing up on Friday, April 19, 2024

A large number of voters cast their votes in the Dharmapuri Lok Sabha constituency. Voters seen queuing up on Friday, April 19, 2024 | Photo Credit: BASHKARAN N

The Dharmapuri Lok Sabha constituency recorded the highest voter turnout among the 39 constituencies in Tamil Nadu, in the Lok Sabha elections held on Friday, April 19, 2024, with a turnout of 81.48%, as per data released by the Chief Election Officer (CEO) on Saturday, April 20.

This however, is a decrease of 0.43% from the 82.41% voter turnout reported during the 2019 Lok Sabha election in the constituency.

The voter turnout in Krishnagiri constituency was 71.31%, with a 5.9% decrease in voter turnout compared to 2019, when the turnout stood at 77.28%.

On Saturday, at the Chettigarh Government Engineering College Campus, the registration and sealing of all ballot boxes for Dharmapuri was completed. All voting machines were securely placed inside, following the unloading process from vehicles, the district administration said.

Under the supervision of District Returning Officer and Collector, K. Shanthi, the task of sealing the voting machine vaults is underway across the six assembly constituencies. The process involves the inspection and verification of the EVMs, ballots and control units to ensure adherence to electoral guidelines.

The sealing procedure is conducted in the presence of the General Observer and District Returning Officer.

In Krishnagiri, the sealed EVM machines, ballots, and control units will be stored in safe deposit boxes at the Krishnagiri Government College of Technology.

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