GUWAHATI, April 19 - The average final turnout in the five constituencies of the State, which went to the polls in the second phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday, stands at over 80 per cent.
The data was released by the Election Commission today.
�The final data for the Silchar constituency is yet to be compiled. The tentative turnout so far at Silchar is 79.37 per cent. So the average turnout across the five seats stands at 80.05 per cent but it could change depending on the final poll percentage of Silchar,� said Mukesh Sahu, Chief Electoral Officer, Assam, at the time of filing of this report.
As per the data released by the Election Commission, the polling percentage in Mangaldoi constituency stood at 83.60 per cent, while it was 83.24 per cent in Nagaon, 79.37 per cent in Silchar, 77.47 per cent in Autonomous District (Diphu), and 73.15 per cent in Karimganj.
It is noteworthy to mention that voting at various polling stations across the five constituencies had continued beyond 5 pm yesterday. The Election Commission had earlier only released the turnout which was reported till 5 pm.
In the last elections held in 2014, Karimganj had recorded turnout of 76.14 per cent, Silchar of 75.46 per cent, Diphu 77.43 per cent, Mangaldoi 81.38 per cent, while Nagaon had witnessed a turnout of 80.75 per cent.