Mysuru: With the polls for 14 Lok Sabha (LS) Constituencies in the southern part of the State ending yesterday, the figures after the end of the polling show a marked increase in poll percentage in Mysuru-Kodagu, Hassan, Chamarajanagar and Mandya LS segments of Mysuru region as compared to the previous Lok Sabha polls in 2004 and 2009.
The rise in poll percentage can be attributed to the voter awareness campaigns conducted by the Election Commission, District Administration, MCC SVEEP committee and other organisations.The increase may also be due to special electoral rolls revision drive, inclusion of new voters, setting up of voter helpline etc. General organisations and business establishments / hotels etc., offered concessions/discounts to voters who displayed their inked fingers and this also played a significant role in higher voter turnout.
The Mysuru-Kodagu LS seat which recorded a poll percentage of 58.88 in 2009, saw an increased voter turnout of 66.53 in 2014 LS polls. Now this figure has touched 68.85 percent, which is 2.32 percent higher when compared to 2014.
In Mandya, the voter turnout recorded yesterday was 80.23 percent, the highest among the 14 Lok Sabha seats which went to the polls yesterday.
In 2014, Mandya saw a voter turnout of 71.42 percent.
In Chamarajanagar, the voter turnout after yesterday’s polls stood at 74.11 percent which is 1.3 percent higher as compared to 2014. In 2009, the Constituency had recorded a poll percentage of 67.97 percent.
In Hassan, the polling recorded yesterday was 77.28 percent, which is 1.25 percent higher as compared to 2014. In 2009, Hassan recorded a voter turnout of 69.17 percent.