55-60 percent voter turnout in Punjab, Chandigarh

May 13th, 2009 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS  

Chandigarh, May 13 (IANS) Initial projections of the voter turnout for polling for nine parliamentary seats in Punjab and one seat in Chandigarh Wednesday were pegged at 55-60 percent by election officials here.
The officials said that the final polling percentage could be higher as all those who had queued up till 5 p.m. at polling stations would be allowed to exercise their franchise.

There were 11.6 million eligible voters in Punjab and 522,650 voters in the union territory of Chandigarh for Wednesday’s polling in the fifth and final phase of elections.

Over 73.5 percent of voters had cast their votes in the first phase of polling for parliamentary seats in Punjab May 7.

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