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Goa Elections 2017 Live: 83 Per Cent Voter Turnout Till 5PM, Highest Till date

News18.com | February 4, 2017, 8:19 PM IST
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Goa on Saturday voted in its first and only phase of Assembly elections to decide the fate of candidates from the BJP, Congress, Shiv Sena and the Aam Aadmi party, which is making its electoral debut in the state.

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Feb 4, 2017 7:53 pm (IST)

In Goa, one polling station was picked up which was managed totally by the persons with disability: Election Commission

Feb 4, 2017 7:53 pm (IST)

Till now the information received is 83% polling in Goa, in north Goa 84%, in south Goa 81.5%: Election Commission

Feb 4, 2017 7:52 pm (IST)

For the first time 100% use of electronically transmitted postal ballot system was done in Goa: Election Commission

Feb 4, 2017 7:11 pm (IST)

100% webcasting was done in Goa on all the polling stations: Election Commission

Feb 4, 2017 6:52 pm (IST)
Feb 4, 2017 6:51 pm (IST)

Polling for Goa's 40 assembly constituencies officially ended at 5 pm

Feb 4, 2017 6:51 pm (IST)

Voting is still on in some polling booths to accommodate people already in queues and the final percentage would be made available later Saturday, says poll officials.

Feb 4, 2017 3:47 pm (IST)

Provisional figures released by the Chief Electoral Officer show 83 percent voting recorded till 5 pm

Feb 4, 2017 3:22 pm (IST)
Feb 4, 2017 3:08 pm (IST)

Goa records 53 per cent polling till 1 pm 

Feb 4, 2017 2:11 pm (IST)

A 78-year-old woman died after suffering a cardiac arrest outside a polling booth in Panaji, on Saturday. District Magistrate Nila Mohanan said that deceased, Leslie Saldanha, was rushed to a private hospital by the staff where she was pronounced dead.

Feb 4, 2017 12:30 pm (IST)
Feb 4, 2017 12:03 pm (IST)
Feb 4, 2017 11:44 am (IST)

Polling officials seen wearing pink clothes at booths in Goa.

Feb 4, 2017 11:42 am (IST)

Goa Elections 2017: 34% voter turn out till 11 am. 32% in South and 35% in North Goa

Feb 4, 2017 11:40 am (IST)

"The teddy bears were given to first time voters in 40 specially designed polling booths across Goa," Chief Electoral Officer Kunal told IANS

Feb 4, 2017 11:38 am (IST)

The polling booths were decorated with pink balloons, pink table cloths, pink walls.

Feb 4, 2017 11:30 am (IST)

Many first time female voters in Goa comes out of polling booths with more than just an indelible ink stain on their fingers. Pink teddy bears were distributed at the specially designed polling stations, in a bid to incentivise young voters to vote. 

Feb 4, 2017 11:19 am (IST)

In 2012 Assembly elections, Goa had witnessed satisfactory 83 per cent voting.

Feb 4, 2017 11:16 am (IST)

AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal says his party will create history in Goa and urged people to vote for honest politics.

Feb 4, 2017 11:13 am (IST)

For the current polls, AAP is contesting on 39 seats, Congress on 37 and BJP on 36 seats. BJP which had pre-poll alliance in 2012 elections is going alone this time but is supporting independents in four constituencies.

Feb 4, 2017 10:59 am (IST)

The Voter-verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines help voters to ascertain that his vote has gone to the candidate whom he has voted clearing off the doubt about authenticity of EVMs. 

Feb 4, 2017 10:44 am (IST)
Feb 4, 2017 10:28 am (IST)

Besides having several polling booths which will be having all-women crew, Goa will be the first state which will have Voter-verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machine being installed along with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs).

Feb 4, 2017 10:12 am (IST)
Feb 4, 2017 10:10 am (IST)

Click to Read: Goa Elections 2017: No RSS Vote for BJP in Goa, Says Rebel Sangh Leader Velingkar

Sharpening his attack on Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, RSS leader Subhash Velingkar on Saturday held the former Goa chief minister as "solely responsible for all the tragedies" that have befallen Goa.

Feb 4, 2017 9:58 am (IST)
Feb 4, 2017 9:57 am (IST)

Total 15% voting recorded in first 2 hours in Goa. North Goa reports 16%, South Goa 14% voting

Feb 4, 2017 9:44 am (IST)
Feb 4, 2017 9:41 am (IST)

Rebel RSS leader Subhash Velingkar: "We expect at least 22 seats. BJP broke all promises it made earlier. Manohar Parrikar is solely responsible for all the tragedies in Goa. I feel absolutely betrayed by Parrikar. The rank and file of RSS is with me. And not a single RSS worker is going to vote for BJP."   

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