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Madhya Pradesh records 76.22% voter turnout, surpassing 2018 polls

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The assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, covering all 230 seats, concluded on Friday, with the state recording a voting turnout of 76.22%, as per the latest information from the Election Commission. This turnout exceeds the percentage recorded in the 2018 assembly elections, which was 74.97%.

In the 2018 elections, the voting percentages varied among genders, with males recording 75.84%, females at 74.01%, and the third gender at 25%.

Looking at specific constituencies, Sailana assembly constituency in Ratlam had the highest voting percentage at 90%, followed by Barghat constituency in Seoni with 88.20%, and Malhargarh constituency in Mandsaur with 87.08%. Seoni district had the highest overall polling percentage at 85.68%, while the state capital, Bhopal, recorded a voting percentage of 66%.

According to the officials, Approximately 5.59 crore voters were eligible to cast their votes, comprising 2.87 crore male voters and 2.71 crore female voters. Notably, there were more than 5,000 booths managed by women and 183 polling stations operated by individuals with disabilities.

The polling for assembly seats in Madhya Pradesh commenced at 7 am on Friday. This crucial election will determine the political destiny of more than 2,500 candidates, including Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union Ministers Narendra Singh Tomar, Prahlad Patel, Faggan Singh Kulaste, and former Congress Chief Minister Kamal Nath.

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