LSG polls: Kerala reports 75 percent polling as phase 1 concludes


59.02 percent polling was recorded in Thiruvananthapuram corporation while Kollam corporation recorded 65.11 percent polling.

Election officers sealing voting machines in the presence of polling agents | Photo: Praveen Das M

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala reported 75 percent polling in the first phase of elections to the local bodies in five districts on Tuesday.

Alappuzha district recorded the highest polling while Thiruvananthapuram district recorded the lowest.



As per statistics, Thiruvananthapuram recorded 69.07 percent polling while Kollam recorded 72.79 percent, Pathanamthitta recorded 69.33 percent, Idukki recorded 73.99 percent and Alappuzha recorded 76.42 percent.

59.02 percent polling was recorded in Thiruvananthapuram corporation while Kollam corporation recorded 65.11 percent polling.

Amid fears in many quarters about the impact of Covid on voting percentage, large turnout was seen in almost all booths. Polling for panchayats, municipalities and corporations was brisk and large queues were seen across the five districts. Technical glitches to voting machines disrupted polling in several areas.

People who are COVID-19 positive and those undergoing quarantine also exercised their franchise from 5 pm.

Five central districts will go to polls on December 10 and four northern districts on December 14. Counting of votes will take place on December 16.

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