Peaceful polling across 49 PCs in 8 States/UTs in Phase-V; Phase-5 Voter Turnout 57.47 as of 7:45 PM

New Delhi: Polling in the fifth phase of General Elections 2024 which commenced at 7 am today simultaneously across 49 PCs recorded an approximate voter turnout of 57.47% as of 7:45 pm. Voters came out in large numbers braving hot weather in many parts of the states that went for polls today. Polling was closed at 6 PM, but a large number of voters were still in the queue at polling stations. Polling in Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir was completely peaceful with a turnout of 54.49% as on 7.45 pm, and was the highest recorded in 35 years. Bihar, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal, are the States/UTs that went to polls in this phase. A total of 695 candidates were in the electoral fray.
Polling across all constituencies was held smoothly and peacefully. The Commission led by CEC Shri Rajiv Kumar along with ECs Shri Gyanesh Kumar and Shri Sukhbir Singh Sandhu kept a close watch on each and every aspect of the poll process and issued necessary directions, during the day. Stringent security measures were in place creating a conducive environment for voters to cast their vote without fear or intimidation. The weather was largely normal except hot conditions in isolated pockets

The updated voter turnout figures which are still provisional will be available on the Voter Turnout App of ECI. This will give aggregate phase wise figures in addition to the State/PC/AC wise figures. Commission shall additionally for convenience of stakeholders, issue another press note with voter turnout figures at ~2345 hours.

State-Wise Approximate Voter Turnout in Phase – 5 (7:45 PM)


Sl. No. State / UT No. PCs Approximate Voter Turnout %
1 Bihar 05 52.60
2 Jammu and Kashmir 01 54.49
3 Jharkhand 03 63.00
4 Ladakh 01 67.15
5 Maharashtra 13 48.88
6 Odisha 05 60.72
7 Uttar Pradesh 14 57.79
8 West Bengal 07 73.00
Above 8 States/UTs (49 PCs) 49 57.47

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