Voter turnout 83% in Goa, 70% in Punjab

Goa registered a record voter turnout of 83 percent in today’s assembly polls. The state had recorded 81.8 percent polling in last assembly elections. Briefing media in New Delhi this evening, Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha said, no case of paid news was reported in the state. He said the polling passed off peacefully.

Punjab recorded 70 percent polling till 5 PM. The voter turnout in last assembly polls in 2012 was a little over 78 percent. Deputy Election Commissioner Sandeep Saxena said 59 cases of paid news were reported. Voting in the state was by and large peaceful.

The two states went to polls in a single phase today. The final figures may change as reports are yet to come from some polling booths. There were also some reports of EVMs developing technical snags which were replaced.

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