LS Phase 1 Polls: Turnout Hits 64%, Lower Than 2019

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LS Phase 1 Voting rate

General election Phase 1 Highlights: Bihar (4) Has the Lowest Voter Turnout at 48.8%, while West Bengal (3) Tops with a 79.4% Voting Rate.

The first phase of the general election of 2024 ended on Friday. This phase covers 102 constituencies in 17 States and four Union Territories. More than 16.63 crore voters, which include over 8 crore men and women each, will cast their vote at nearly 2 lakh polling stations.

Nitin Gadkari, Bhupendra Yadav, Kiren Rijiju, Jitendra Singh, Arjun Ram Meghwal, and Sarbananda Sonowal are in the fray in the first phase. 

Also, Gaurav Gogoi, DMK’s Kanimozhi, and BJP’s Tamil Nadu chief K Annamalai are also contesting the polls in the first phase.

Here is a list of how voters were cast–state & UT wise:

State (seats)2019 Turnouts2024 turnouts 
Andaman & Nicobar (1)65.163.9
Arunachal Pradesh (2)81.169.8
Assam73.4
Bihar (4)53.648.8
Chattisgarh (1)66.267.5
Jammu & Kashmir  (1)7067.9
Lakshadweep (1)85.259
Madhya Pradesh (6)7567
Maharashtra (5)6461.8
Manipur (2)82.570.8
Meghalaya (2)71.474.5
Mizoram (1)6356.6
Nagaland (1)82.956.9
Puducherry ()81.278.3
Rajasthan (12)63.957.2
Sikkim (1)8180
Tamil Nadu (39)72.469.1
Tripura (1)81.981.5
Uttar Pradesh (8)66.660.2
Uttrakhand (5)61.655.8
West Bengal (3)84.879.4
Source: TOI

Note: This data is collected at 11 PM Friday

Why Assam Seats are Missing from the list?

Five seats are not included because they have been redrawn since 2019. 

% of women candidates in the fray in phase 2 polls

Women make up slightly 8.6% of the 1,198 candidates for 87 seats going to the polls in the 2024 general elections. This percentage is slightly more than the 8.2 % women representation among candidates for 102 constituencies that voted on Friday, April 19.

The Election Commission of India has worked hard over the last two years to ensure smooth and peaceful elections. The Commission interacted with political parties, enforcement agencies, all District Officers, SSPs/SPs, Divisional Commissioners, Range IGs, CS/DGPs, and other senior officers of the States/UTs. The Commission has taken a slew of decisive measures to ensure the peaceful and smooth conduct of the elections. Central forces have been deployed adequately at polling stations to secure the polling process.

It happens in the same way, and it will encourage voters to come out in even greater numbers in upcoming phases.

Lok Sabha election 2024 Phase 2 Date: States (Seats)

The second phase of polling will be held on April 26, covering 89 parliamentary constituencies across 13 states.

1210 candidates to contest elections across 13 States/UTs going for polls in phase 2 of Lok Sabha Elections 2024.

Here’s a list of states where voting will take place on the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2024:

StateConstituenciesNumber of seats
AssamKarimganj, Silchar, Mangaldoi, Nagaon, Kaliabor5
BiharKishanganj, Katihar, Purnia, Bhagalpur4
ChhattisgarhRajnandgaon, Mahasamund, Kanker3
KarnatakaChikkodi, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Raichur, Bidar, Koppal, Bellary, Haveri, Dharwad, Uttara Kannada, Davanagere, Shimoga14
KeralaKasargod, Kannur, Vadakara, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Ponnani, Palakkad, Alathur, Thrissur, Chalakudy, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Mavelikkara, Pathanamthitta, Kollam, Attingal, Thiruvananthapuram20
Madhya PradeshTikamgarh, Damoh, Khajuraho, Satna, Rewa, Hoshangabad, Betul7
MaharashtraBuldhana, Akola, Amravati, Wardha, Yavatmal Washim, Hingoli, Nanded, Parbhani8
ManipurOuter Manipur1
RajasthanTonk-Sawai Madhopur, Ajmer, Pali, Jodhpur, Barmer, Jalore, Udaipur, Banswara, Chittorgarh, Rajsamand, Bhilwara, Kota, Jhalawar-Baran13
TripuraTripura East1
Uttar PradeshAmroha, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Mathur8
West BengalDarjeeling, Raiganj, Balurghat3
Jammu and KashmirJammu1
Source: TOI