Karnataka turnout highest since 1952

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The counting of votes for the Karnataka Vidhana Soudha polls will begin at 8 am tomorrow and the first trends are expected to be out by 8.30 am. Here we have visuals of opening of the counting centre at Chamundeshwari. The Police have also banned celebrations, processions and bursting of crackers around the 38 counting centers in the state. If the viewers are not able to watch Karnataka Elections LIVE on TV, they can catch all the latest information and live updates about the Karnataka Polls 2018 here.

"Hoskote and Ramanagaram, adjacent constituencies to the city, have recorded over 80% turnout, and have clean electoral rolls unlike the city. By midnight, the figures showed that it was 72.13 per cent", he told PTI.

Women and young voters exercised their franchise in large numbers yesterday, he said. Kumar said the 2013 Assembly polls had recorded a turnout of 71.45 per cent, which was the highest in the last six Assembly elections. It was 65 percent in 2008 and 2004, 69 percent in 1989 and 1994, and 69 percent in the 1990 Assembly election.

Election in Bengaluru's Raja Rajeshwari (RR) Nagar was postponed to May 28 due to seizure of voter ID cards and countermanded in the city's Jayanagar seat due to the death of BJP candidate and MLA B.N. Vijaya Kumar on May 4.

Just hours before the election, the Election Commission on Friday postponed the voting in Bengaluru's Rajarajeshwari Nagar (RR Nagar) to May 28, after almost 10,000 voter ID cards were found in a flat in the constituency. New voters are 15,42,000 in the 18-19 age group.

The state has over 5.07-crore electorate, including 2.62-crore men and 2.5-crore women.

Polling in the state for 222 out of the 224 assemblies took place on Saturday, May 12 with all eyes now fixed on the results, which will be declared later today and will most likely give an edge to the winning party in the 2019 General Elections.

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