81 percent votes casted in first phase of panchayat elections

  • | Tuesday | 29th September, 2020

The second phase of election will take place on October 3, third on October 6 and the fourth on October 10.

The first phase of pooling on Monday for the Rajasthan’s panchayat election recorded over 81 percent of voting. Till 5.30 pm, the tentative voting percentage was 81.48 per cent of the 31.95-lakh voters cast their votes in elections.

The elections are being held following all the protocols and guidelines issued by the state election commission in view of the Covid-19 pandemic.

But there are few places were reports of violation of social distancing norms.

"There might have been isolated incidents of violation of social distancing at one point of time, but by and large, the protocols were followed," the commission`s secretary Shyam Singh Rajpurohit.

Barmer`s Dhorimanna Panchayat Samiti, where two gram panchayats went to poll, recorded the highest 94.66 voting percentage, while the lowest percentage (66.18) was in Jalore`s Jayla Panchayat Samiti.

EVM machines, used in polling for the post of Sarpanch, were sanitised and voters were given entry after they sanitised their hands, he said.

Elections in 55 village panchayats of the Sarada and the Gogunda panchayat samitis of Udaipur district had been postponed in view of the prevailing situation in neighbouring Dungarpur district.

In total, 3,848 gram panchayats will go to polls in the state in four phases.

The second phase of election will take place on October 3, third on October 6 and the fourth on October 10.



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