Chandigarh, February 4 (IANS) Over 50 per cent of Punjab’s 1.98 crore voters cast their vote till 3 p.m. on Saturday for the 117 assembly seats in the state, election officials said here. Fatehgarh Sahib, Sangrur and Nawanshehr districts led in the voting percentage with over 56 per cent votes polled till 3 p.m. This was followed by Fazilka (55 per cent), Hoshiarpur, Pathankot and Patiala (all 55 per cent). Amritsar (42 per cent), Ropar (43 per cent) and Tarn Taran (46 per cent) trailed among districts in voting percentage. Moderate to long queues were seen outside many of the 22,614 polling stations across Punjab. In 2012, Punjab witnessed 78.57 per cent polling in the assembly polls. Punjab Related postPunjab records 66 per cent turnout, voting remains peacefulChild retrieved from Punjab borewell after six days; declared deadPunjab will not tolerate violence: AmarinderLambi to be Punjab’s mother of all electoral battles Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn WhatsApp … [Read more...] about 50% votes polled in Punjab till 3 p.m.
Election authorities in Karnataka have noiselessly addressed the gap that existed between the number of votes polled and counted during the recent Lok Sabha election while an uproar is brewing over the mismatch. The mismatch was a little over 22,000 votes across the 28 Lok Sabha segments in the state. But over the past three days, authorities reconciled the figures to make sure the number of votes polled was the same as the number of votes counted on the electronic voting machines (EVM). On May 21, two days before counting, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sanjiv Kumar released voter turnout data. When these figures were juxtaposed with the number of EVM votes counted published on the Election Commission website, there was a mismatch in all constituencies. In Mandya, for instance, where Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil lost to BJP-backed independent Sumalatha, the number of votes counted was 3,459 more than the votes actually polled. The mismatch was higher in the case of … [Read more...] about Poll panel nixes mismatch in votes polled and counted
Stephen Bush accuses the People’s Vote campaign of asking “deliberately loaded questions” about Brexit without offering any evidence for his charge. This is not surprising for there is no such evidence. Bush compares two findings from different YouGov polls of Labour Party members, one funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, the other by the People’s Vote Campaign. (Respondents are not told the identity of the client: all they see are the questions themselves.) In fact, there are three questions that can be compared: two from the ESRC survey, one from the People’s Vote survey. Bush omits the third question; had he done so, his case would have been undermined. Here are the three questions, whose wording Bush failed to provide, together with the percentages of Labour Party members giving a pro-referendum response: ESRC 1 (cited by Bush): Do you think Labour should or should not fully support holding a new referendum on Brexit? (72 … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight Are the “People’s Vote” polls loaded? No, says Peter Kellner
According to official figures, the polling percentage in the first two hours was recorded as: Anantnag (1.3), Baramulla (9.2), Srinagar (0.4) and Samba (16.8). GK Web Desk Srinagar, Publish Date: Oct 13 2018 10:12AM | Updated Date: Oct 13 2018 10:12AM8 AM: Less than one per cent votes polled in Srinagar Municipal CorporationLess than one per cent polls were polled in Srinagar municipal corporation until 8 am during the third phase of local bodies’ polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday.According to official figures, the polling percentage in the first two hours was recorded as: Anantnag (1.3), Baramulla (9.2), Srinagar (0.4) and Samba (16.8). Polling began on Saturday for third phase of the urban local bodies’ elections in 96 wards spread across four districts of Jammu and Kashmir.Polling began at 6 am and is slated to end at 4 pm. More in this CategoryTwo bikers performing dangerous stunts arrested in Srinagar: PolicePolice on Srinagar have arrested two … [Read more...] about 8 AM: Less than one per cent votes polled in Srinagar Municipal Corporation
NEW DELHI: The voter turnout in the keenly contested Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union ( JNUSU ) election on Friday was 67.8 per cent, believed to be the highest in six years. Over 5,000 students cast their votes. The counting has begun and the results are expected to be announced on Sunday. "From 2012, the elections are being conducted as per the Lyngdoh Committee recommendations. In the last six years, I have not seen this high voting percentage," an official said. Last year and in 2016, the voting percentage was 59 per cent. In 2015, the voting percentage was 55 per cent. In 2013 and 2014, the percentage hovered around 55 per cent while in 2012, the voter turnout had reached 60 per cent. Slogans and dhapli beats filled the air on the JNU campus as candidates and their supporters made last-ditch efforts to to sway voters in their favour outside the polling centres. The voters wanted the candidates to raise issues concerning the campus instead of national issues. … [Read more...] about 67.8 per cent votes polled in JNUSU election