Tamil Nadu

29% voting in Vellore parliamentary election till 1 p.m.

A special women polling booth at Konavattam for Vellore parliamentary election on August 5, 2019 Election officials welcomed the voters with flowers and sweets.

A special women polling booth at Konavattam for Vellore parliamentary election on August 5, 2019 Election officials welcomed the voters with flowers and sweets.   | Photo Credit: C. Venkatachalapathy

Micro-observers have been asked to take charge of the 133 sensitive polling booths in 68 identified locations.

The election to the Vellore Lok Sabha constituency began at 7.45 a.m. on August 5. It was rescinded in April based on the recommendation of the Election Commission following a report on the use of money power to influence voters.

About 1,553 polling booths across the six assembly segments have been set up in various schools and government buildings. Micro-observers have been asked to take charge of the 133 sensitive polling booths in 68 identified locations.

On August 4, a CCTV camera, 11 computers, a photocopy and printing machine and a scanner went missing from a polling booth in Gudiyatham.In Christianpet near Katpadi, a static surveillance team, deployed to curb poll code violations, seized ₹11 lakh while the amount was being transported in a car.

Polling percentage as of 1.00 pm

 

Vellore24.73%
Anaicut27.14%
K.V.Kuppam30.75%
Gudiyatham32.43%
Vaniyampadi30.21%
Ambur31.48%
*TOTAL29.46%

 

Polling percentage at 11.00 a.m.

Vellore14.36%
Anaicut12.56%
K.V.Kuppam16.90%
Gudiyatham15.19%
Vaniyampadi16.32%
Ambur12.40%
*TOTAL14.61%

Polling percentage at 9.00 a.m.

Vellore8.75%
Anaicut6.1%
K.V.Kuppam8.85%
Gudiyatham6.79%
Vaniyampadi6.29%
Ambur7.67%
*TOTAL7.40%

 

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