DHUBRI, April 23 - Although disorders in EVM and VVPAT machines and a few hiccups were reported at the beginning, leading to delay in starting of the polls, voting across 2450 polling stations passed off peacefully for the Dhubri HPC giving a voting turn out of at least 79.58%.
Till the polling closed at 5 pm on Tuesday, the voter turnout under 21 Mankachar LAC was 81%, 22 South Salmara LAC 84%, 23 Dhubri LAC 77 %, 24 Gauripur LAC 78%, 25 Golakganj LAC 74.5%, 26 Bilasipara West LAC 77%, 27 Bilasipara East LAC 78%, 37 Goalpara East LAC 83.95%, 38 Goalpara West LAC 82.60% and 39 Jaleshwar LAC 63.63% making it a total of 79.85% in Dhubri Parliamentary Constituency.
Meanwhile, one Gaur Prashad Burman, Presiding Officer for Bani Mandir LP School, Gauripur was detained after public complaint of negligence of duty. Polling officials of a few polling stations felt sick and were later replaced by other officials.
While an elector at 678-Dhubri LP School, Anowara Begum was found to have voted before she actually casted her vote, later the polling officer enquired and found that she is a genuine voter, and due to some mistake someone had casted her vote earlier today. Later she casted her voter as tender vote in ballot papers after filling up the required forms.
Notably, with initiative from the administration and with the help of various departments and volunteers from NGO mainly The Humanity, Friends Foundation and Lions Club, a large turnout of senior citizens and persons with disability was recorded. The administration also deployed Sarathi Vaahar to pick up and drop such persons.