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Himachal Pradesh Elections 2022: 74.05% Voter Turnout, Slightly Lower than 2017

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Last Updated: November 13, 2022, 12:47 IST

Shimla, India

As per the approximate trend available on Sunday morning, 74.05 of the total electorate of Himachal Pradesh had cast their vote. (PTI Photo)

As per the approximate trend available on Sunday morning, 74.05 of the total electorate of Himachal Pradesh had cast their vote. (PTI Photo)

Over 74 per cent voter turnout has been recorded in Himachal Pradesh which went to polls on Saturday, according to latest figures.

Over 74 per cent voter turnout has been recorded in Himachal Pradesh which went to polls on Saturday, according to latest figures.

As per the “approximate trend" available on Sunday morning, 74.05 of the total electorate of Himachal Pradesh had cast their vote.

In 2017, the turnout was recorded at 75.6 per cent.

The hill state has an electorate of over 55 lakh.

Voting began at 8 am on Saturday on a slow note but picked up as the day progressed and the sun warmed the winter chill.

In the first hour, around five per cent turnout was recorded, while by 11 am, it was 17.98 per cent. It notched up to 37.19 per cent by 1 pm and 55.65 per cent till 3 pm.

Till 5 pm, a 66.58 per cent turnout was recorded, according to provisional figures made available by the state poll authorities.

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first published:November 13, 2022, 12:47 IST
last updated:November 13, 2022, 12:47 IST
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