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Posted at: May 19, 2019, 11:44 AM; last updated: May 19, 2019, 5:51 PM (IST)

Chandigarh votes for sole seat in last phase of LS polls

Ramkrishan Upadhyay
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 19

Voting began sluggishly in Chandigarh on Sunday morning but picked up as the day wore on, recording 63.57 per cent voter turnout until 5 pm.  

Polling has been largely smooth save for glitches in two polling booths—at Sector 52 and 45. The glitches and subsequent replacement of VVPATs caused at least 45 minutes delay at both booths.

Colonies and southern sectors witnessed long queues but voting was sluggish in the city’s north sectors.

The city has 597 polling booths, and 6,46,084 voters. Some 36 candidates are vying for Chandigarh’s lone parliamentary seat.

Voters have accused authorities of mismanagement. One woman fainted while waiting in queue at a booth in Dadumajra. Rajinder Jain, a resident of the area, said there was no water at the booth.

Some voters claimed voting process was slow at some booths.

Voting ends at 6 pm. Votes will be counted on May 23. 

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