Counting of votes for Haryana and Maharashtra assembly elections will take place on Thursday with the BJP looking to retain power in both the states, its hopes buoyed by exit polls that indicate an easy victory. Counting of votes will begin at 8 am and all the arrangements have been made.
In Maharashtra, counting of votes for the 288 Assembly segments will be conducted at 269 locations whereas in Haryana a counting centre has been set up in each of the 90 assembly constituencies and there is an additional centre in Gurgaon's Badshahpur segment, which had a larger number of polling booths.
The electronic voting machines (EVMs) and the VVPAT paper trail machines used in Monday's polling are kept at strongrooms which are being guarded by personnel from the state police and paramilitary forces round the clock, an official said.
Of the total voters, 69.36 percent were men and 67.12 per cent women.
Haryana on Monday recorded a voter turnout of over 68 per cent, a sharp decline from 76.54 in the 2014 assembly polls.
Personnel from the state police and paramilitary forces are guarding the strongrooms round the clock.
Nearly 6.5 lakh polling personnel were deployed at 96,661 polling booths across the state on election day.
The state has 8,98,39,600 eligible voters, including 1,06,76,013 in the age group of 18 to 25 years.
The lowest was in south Mumbai’s upmarket Colaba area at 40.11 per cent.
The highest turnout, of 83.93 per cent, was reported in the Karveer assembly seat in Kolhapur.
Polling held on Monday saw a voter turnout of 61.13 per cent in Maharashtra.
Counting of votes will begin at 8 am and all the arrangements have been made.
In Haryana, a counting centre has been set up in each of the 90 assembly constituencies.
Counting of votes for the 288 Assembly segments of Maharashtra will be conducted at 269 locations.