MCD Election Voting
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Voting for the corporation elections in Delhi on Sunday was peaceful. This time there is news of 50.47 percent polling. This turnout is about 4 percent less than the last time. In the year 2017, 54 percent votes were cast. Political pundits believe that this time the contest will be close on many seats. Experts also say that there were no one-sided votes this time. This time the number of women candidates was more than men. Amidst speculations, the three major parties of Delhi are claiming victory, but the tussle for power is between the BJP and AAP. It will be known on Wednesday that this time whose ‘small government’ is formed in Delhi.
Highest turnout in Bakhtawarpur ward
The turnout in the MCD elections on Sunday was 50.47 per cent. During this period, out of 250 wards of MCD, ward number-five Bakhtawarpur recorded the highest turnout with 65.74 per cent polling, while the lowest polling percentage was recorded in Andrews Ganj ward. Only 33.74 percent voters of Andrews Ganj came out of their homes to vote. At the same time, in terms of voting, men remained ahead this time also. The voting percentage of men was 1.20 more than that of women. While 51.02 per cent males of the capital voted, 49.82 per cent females turned up at the polling booths to cast their votes.
Voting picks up in the evening
Voting for the MCD elections had a slow start in the morning but picked up pace in the evening. In the first two hours only 9 per cent polling was recorded. After this, in the next two hours also nine percent of the voters knocked. During these four hours, most of the centers did not see any rush of voters and many polling stations were empty. Voters, especially in posh colonies and urban areas, remained empty. Voters queued up only at JJ Colony and unauthorized colony polling stations. Between 12 noon and 2 pm, 12 per cent voting took place. Between 2 pm and 4 pm, 15 per cent voters cast their votes. Around 7 per cent polling was recorded during the last one and a half hour.
Counting of votes will be held at 42 centers on Wednesday.
The counting of votes for 250 wards of the Municipal Corporation will be held at 42 centers on Wednesday. The Delhi State Election Commission has sent EVMs to these places. Tight security arrangements have been made everywhere. Counting of votes will be done at one place in five and at two places under four assembly constituencies, while there are two places where votes of wards of three assembly constituencies will be counted. The commission has decided to conduct the counting of votes in wards of two assembly constituencies in 12 places and one in 25 places. This is the first time that such a large number of counting centers have been set up. The commission says that more number of counting centers will result in quicker results, as the number of counting steps will be less due to more space at the centres. In this way the counting of votes of all the wards will be completed before noon.
voting percentage in mcd election
2022 – 50.47
2017 – 54
2012 – 55
2007 – 42
2002 – 52
1997 – 41