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Guwahati: Over 69.50%  of polling was recorded till 3 pm on the second phase of voting for 61 constituencies in Assam, which started at 7 a.m. on Monday.
 
There are a total of 1,04,35,277 voters eligible to cast their ballot in the second phase. Out of this eligible voters 50,44,051 are women and 22 are third gender.
 
Large number of people were seen queuing before the respective polling stations since around 6 a.m. in different polling stations across the state including capital Dispur.
 
“So far, we have recorded 36% of polling till 11 am. We are still waiting for reports from some constituencies,” said officials of the Chief Electoral Officer, Assam.
 
There are a total of 1,04,35,277 voters eligible to cast their ballot in the second phase. Of this 50,44,051 voters are women and 22 are third gender.

 
There are 525 candidates in the fray and 48 of them are women. Polling will be held in 12,699 polling stations across the state. 
 
The first phase of polling for 65 constituencies was held in Assam on April 4 which remained peaceful and recorded 83.20 percent of polling.

 

First Published | 11 April 2016 7:36 AM
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