20th Apr 2019 10:04:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ITANAGAR, Apr 20: 81.3 per cent voter turnout has been  recorded in re-polling  held in  19 polling booths of the state  today.
The re-polling was conducted  at 6 polling stations in Arunachal East Parliamentary seat and 13 in Arunachal West Parliamentary, where it could not take place on April 11 due to various reasons. 
At Dego Kamki under 27th Liromoba AC  and 20-Sogum polling station under 26th Likabali  the re-poll went off peacefully amid tight security. It was 91.32% polling with 146 males and 180 females exercising their franchises at Dego Kamki. At Sogum overall percentage was 93.64% with 270 males and 275 females casting their votes. Females outnumbered males in both the polling stations.
The lone re-polling today at 14-Nachiban polling station under 7-Bomdila Assembly Constituency in West Kameng district also concluded peacefully with 96.94 per cent voting. Of the total 229 voters, a total of 105 males and 117 females cast their votes.The final 7-Bomdila AC voter turnout after the fresh poll today at 14-Nachiban stands at 75.67 per cent and for 7-Bomdila PC, it is 75.65 per cent.
More than 80 percent voters out of 8,054 electorates turned out for voting in the ongoing re-polling exercise held in 19 polling stations, informed Additional Chief Electoral Officer Kanki Darang on Saturday.
While interacting with reporters, he informed that a record 81.30 percent was recorded in re-polling across19 polling stations held across eight districts in the state and figure is likely to increase as reports from Longkhao village polling station under Longding-Pumao Assembly constituency in Longding district is yet to arrive.
According to Darang, the voting percentage was highest recorded at 96.94 percentage in Nachiban polling station under Bomdila Assembly constituency in West Kameng district.
When asked about possibilities of re-polling in any other polling station in the state, Darang told that proposal of the report has been sent to the Election Commission of India (ECI) in regards to few polling stations in Kra Daadi and Kurung Kumey districts.
“The list will arrive Sunday from the Commission,” he informed. It is expected that the total percentage of turnout in the State will increase due to the re-polling.
Re-polling was ordered following reports of malfunctioning of electronic voting machines (EVMs) at polling booths during the simultaneous Assembly and Lok Sabha elections held on April 11 last. DIPRO inputs

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