TURA, April 27 - Williamnagar recorded a voter turnout of 78.82 per cent, which is likely to rise as more information is collated, in the election held today.
Polling was deferred in the constituency after the killing of NCP candidate Jonathone Sangma, allegedly by the GNLA, in an IED blast. His widow is now the NCP candidate. She was among the first few to vote this morning.
The constituency has 58 polling booths with Balsrigittim at Williamnagar having the highest number of voters (1,273). The village of Naregre with a newly created polling booth is the smallest with only 83 voters.
�No untoward incident was reported from any polling booth other than one or two cases of EVMs not working this morning. These were sorted out quickly and the voting was smooth,� said the DC of East Garo Hills, Ram Kumar.
Voting began slowly this morning though by about 3 pm, almost 71 per cent of the electorate had voted. The result of the election will not have any impact on the present State Government already functioning.
The 2013 election had seen a voter turnout of 79.24 per cent. The total voters currently stand at 32,345.
A total of nine candidates, including two former MLAs Deborah Marak (Congress) and Marcuise Marak (NPP), will now wait for the results to be declared on May 1.