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At 70 per cent turnout, Karnataka's on a high

K’taka Polls 2018 Faulty EVMs stall voting at some booths in Hubli Hassan At 70 per cent turnout, Karnataka's on a high
Sandy Mccarthy | 16 May, 2018, 15:37

The voting in the single-phase poll in the state took place on May 12 and the counting of votes is scheduled for tomorrow. Though the full results will only be declared sometime after noon, the trends will begin coming in within the first hour of counting, giving an initial picture of which way Karnataka has swayed. If the viewers are not able to watch Karnataka Elections LIVE on TV, they can catch all the latest information and live updates about the Karnataka Polls 2018 here. In Bengaluru, the police commissioner T Suneel Kumar has passed prohibitory orders under Section 144, which will be lifted on Sunday 6pm.

"Hoskote and Ramanagaram, adjacent constituencies to the city, have recorded over 80% turnout, and have clean electoral rolls unlike the city".

According to the CMS, the money spent by various political parties and their candidates in the Karnataka assembly polls is in the range of Rs 9,500-10,500 crore, which is more than twice of what was spent in the previous assembly poll in the state in 2013. "By midnight, the figures showed that it was 72.13 per cent", Chief Electoral Officer Sanjeev Kumar said.

Election officials had said yesterday that an estimated 70 per cent of the electors had cast their votes.

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Gradually gaining momentum, 56 per cent voter turnout was recorded as of 3pm on Saturday in the 222 constituencies that went to polls.

The election to the Jayanagara seat in Bangalore was countermanded following the death of the sitting MLA and BJP candidate, B.N. Vijaykumar, on May 4.

The Election Commission has deferred the polls for the Rajarajeswari Nagar seat to May 28 after a massive row erupted over a large number of voter ID cards being found in a Bengaluru apartment.

Voting for 222 of the 224 assembly constituencies began across Karnataka at 7 am today. New voters are 15,42,000 in the 18-19 age group.

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