77.35% polling recorded in Kerala Assembly election, highest polling – 81.89% – in Kozhikode

Tuesday, May 17, 2016,10:48 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Thiruvananthapuram | 77.35 per cent polling was recorded in the Kerala Assembly election on Monday, as per the final data released by the Election Commission.

Kozhikode district registered the highest polling rate of 81.89 percent and Pathanamthitta recorded the lowest, 71. 66 percent.

This is the fourth highest polling percentage ever recorded in the history of the state Assembly elections, and the highest in the last six Assembly elections. 2016 polling percent is 2.24 percent more than that was recorded in the 2011 polls.

85.77 percent polling, recorded in 1960, is the highest so far.

The final district-wise polling percentage is as follows: Kottayam 76.9, Idukki 73.59, Ernakulam 79.77, Thrissur 77.74, Palakkad 78.37, Malappuram 75.83, Kozhikode 81.89, Kollam 75.07, Wayanad 78.82, Kannoor 80.63, Kasargod 78.51, Pathanamthitta 71.66, Thiruvananthapuram 72.53, Alappuzha 79.88.

Polling in 21,498 booths to elect representatives to the 140-member Kerala assembly began at 7 AM Monday. It continued even after the scheduled close of polling at 6 pm in many booths.

Results will be announced on Thursday.