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GHADC polls: 60% voter turnout recorded till 6 pm

SHILLONG: The Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) polls for a total of 29 MDC seats witnessed 60% voter turnout till 6 pm, said officials.

The number is expected to climb higher as the counting goes on as many of the booths are located in interior areas which will be added to the overall tally later on.

The Election Commission is expected to notify the official turnout tomorrow.

There are at least 7, 43, 717 registered voters in the Council, with 3, 74, 441 males and 3, 69, 276 females.

As many as 953 polling stations are located throughout the 29 constituencies.

Tura constituency has the most voters (59, 816), while Rongrikimgre has the lowest number (13, 983).

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While the ruling National People’s Party (NPP) and the opposition Congress have candidates for all 29 MDC seats, the United Democratic Party (UDP) has candidates for 15 MDC seats and the BJP has candidates for 20 MDC seats.

Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma is contesting on an NPP ticket.

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