Polling for the UP Assembly election last phase concluded Wednesday having a record turnout of 60.03 %. The average turnout for all those seven phases touched 60.76 per cent at 5 pm, with authorities declaring that this number might get to about 61 % until finally polling gets over. This can be the very first time the average turnout has surpassed 60 %. In the 2012 Assembly polls, it had been 59.48 per cent.
The state’s Chief Electoral Officer T Venkatesh mentioned polling on Wednesday had been peaceful with no breach of law and order has been reported. He added the fact that when compared with the 2012 elections, a excess of 96.31 lakh persons voted in the first six phases — 38.72 lakh male and 57.59 lakh female voters.