Lok Sabha election 2019 Phase I: Tripura reports 81.8% voter turnout, West Bengal clocks 81%
Around 14 crore voters across 91 constituencies in 18 states and two union territories exercised their right to vote to elect from 1,279 candidates in the first phase of 2019 Lok Sabha elections. According to available reports, Tripura registered the highest voting percentage at 81.8 per cent out of the states that went to polls on Thursday, followed by West Bengal which recorded 81 per cent voter turnout.
Meanwhile, the voting percentage for the first phase in Meghalaya was reported at 67.16 per cent, 66 per cent in Arunachal Pradesh, 53.06 per cent in Bihar, 78.2 per cent in Manipur, 78.6 per cent in Nagaland, 66 per cent in Odisha, 61.29 per cent in Mizoram, 68 per cent in Assam, 45 per cent in Chhattisgarh, 66 per cent in Lakshadweep, 74 per cent in Sikkim, 57 per cent in Uttarakhand, 81 per cent in West Bengal. The final polling percentage in all the states is expected to go up as voters were reportedly queued outside polling centres even after the official voting time.