Civic Body Elections: 70.09% voter turnout in Patiala district

Civic Body Elections: 70.09% voter turnout in Patiala district

Voters stand in a queue outside a polling station in Patran on Sunday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, February 14

In Patiala district, 70.09 per cent voter turnout was recorded for the Municipal Council elections in Rajpura, Nabha, Samana and Patran.

Deputy Commissioner-cum-District Election Officer Kumar Amit and Senior Superintendent of Police Vikram Jeet Duggal visited Nabha and reviewed the voting process at Government Ripudaman College. Kumar Amit said the votes were cast through EVMs and the counting would take place on February 17.

A candidate argues with a police official at a polling station in Samana on Sunday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

There were 80,416 voters in the Rajpura Municipal Council of which 64.15 per cent cast their votes, Kumar Amit added. In Nabha, out of 50,095 voters, 70.48 per cent exercised their right to franchise. In the Samana Municipal Council, 67 per cent voter turnout was recorded. Similarly, 78.73 per cent voters cast their votes in the Patran civic body elections.

Meanwhile, Additional District Election Officer Preeti Yadav said the administration had made all arrangements for thermal scanning of voters and Covid-19 protocol.

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