Ahmedabad: A total of 68.7 percent of the electorate voted in the second phase of the Gujarat assembly elections on Thursday, higher than the 66.75 percent that was recorded in the first leg last Saturday.
The highest turnout of 77 percent was seen in Sabarkantha district, where 7,58,398 people came out to exercise their franchise, according to data from the Election Commission of India (EC). The lowest turnout was seen in Dahod district (60 percent).
The figures for this year’s polls signify a drop from the previous state elections, when 72 percent of the electorate voted over two phases.
Fourteen of Gujarat’s 33 districts voted on Thursday, accounting for 93 assembly constituencies out of the state’s 182. The votes will be counted on Monday, along with those for the Himachal Pradesh assembly elections that were held last month.