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Assam: 53.52% voter turnout so far; Chirang highest & Kamrup (M) lowest

GUWAHATI: Assam has recorded a voter turnout of 53.52% till 1:50 PM in the third and final phase of polling till 1:45 pm, the Election Commission of India said.

Among the Constituencies, Chirang in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) has recorded the highest voter turnout 59.17%. On the other hand, Kamrup (Metro), the urban epicentre of the state, has registered a turnout of 46.47% so far.

Among Constituencies, Hajo (60.93%) has registered the highest voter turnout till the time of filing this report.

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Several political bigwigs — including ministers Himanta Biswa Sarma, Siddhartha Bhattacharya, and BTR leaders Promod Boro and Hagrama Mohilary — have cast their ballots in the early hours of the polling process.

On the other hand, Gauhati East under Kamrup Metro, with 49% votes tolled so far, has witnessed the lowest turnout.

In Phase-III, there are 79,19,641 voters, of which 40,11,539 males, 39,07,963 females and 139 transgenders. In all, there are 2,33,74,087 electors across the 126 constituencies in Assam. In the Special Summary Revision, a total of 12,81,918 new electors have been enrolled. The state has a total of 2,89,474 electors who are above 80 years of age to whom postal ballot facility was provided.

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