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Voter Turnout (at 5 PM) for Phase VIII West Bengal Election 76.07 %

Polling concluded peacefully today across 11,860 Polling Stations spread over 35  Assembly Constituencies, in the last phase of elections in the State of West Bengal. Voters enthusiastically participated, following Covid appropriate behaviour as per laid down protocols of sanitization and social distancing. Voter Turnout of 76.07 % was reported by 5 PM for the last Phase of elections today.

The Commission laid out elaborate security plans to ensure violence free and safe conduct of elections. Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) along with the local police force were deployed to ensure peaceful, intimidation free and conducive atmosphere for the smooth conduct of elections in a free, fair, inclusive and accessible manner.

The Commission has also been laying specific emphasis on inducement free elections and curbing the malaise of undue money power, liquor, freebies. During the ongoing elections till this phase in West Bengal, a record seizure of Rs. 339.45  Crores has been reported till date.

 In the Phase VIII of West Bengal Assembly Elections, the total number of PwD electors and 80+ electors are 72,094 and 1,12,440 respectively. A total of 11,860 Ballot Units (BUs), 11,860  Control Units(CUs) and 11,860 VVPATs were used in West Bengal during this phase. 6,074  (51.21%) out of 11,860 polling stations were monitored live through webcasting.

Details of Electors, Polling Stations & Observers in West Bengal polls are as follows:

Table 1 : Factsheet for West Bengal
StatePhase 1Phase 2Phase 3Phase 4Phase 5Phase 6Phase 7Phase 8Total upto Phase 8
Assembly Constituencies3030314445433435292
No of Polling Stations10,28810,62010,87115,94015,78914,48011,37611,860101224
Registered Electors7380942759454978524251158102211347344103877918188907847827472811254
Total number of contesting candidates1911712053733193062682832116
No of General Observers deployed2023223533262624209
No of Police Observers deployed7699121310975
No of Expenditure Observers deployed99910161391085
% of voting84.63(Final VTR)86.11(Final VTR)84.61(Final VTR)79.90 (Final VTR)82.49 (Final VTR)82(Final VTR)76.90(Final VTR)76.07(as of 5 PM) 

* Total Number of Constituencies is 294. However, polling at Amtali Madhyamik Siksha Kendra polling station in Sitalkuchi Assembly Constituency was also held today as polling was adjourned earlier due to incidents on 10 April 2021. Polling adjourned for two Assembly Constituencies viz 56 – Samserganj, 58 – Jangipur due to death of contesting candidate of recognized political party.

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