Lok Sabha elections – DK records voter turnout of 77.89%, Udupi-Chikkamagaluru 75.8%


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8.20 pm: The final voter turnout at the end of polling day in Dakshina Kannada district stood at 77.89%, with Beltangady polling 80.92%, Moodbidri 75.96%, Mangaluru North 75.36%, Mangaluru South 69.93%, Mangaluru (Ullal) 75.57%, Bantwal 80.31%, Puttur 82.30%, and Sullia the highest at 84.16%.

In Udupi-Chikkamagaluru, the voter turnout at the end of the day was 75.8%, with Kundapur polling 77%, Udupi 78%, Kaup 77%, Karkala 78%, Sringeri 78%, Mudigere 73%, Chikkamagaluru 69%, and Tarikere 72% (figures rounded).

5.20 pm: By 5 pm, the voter turnout in Dakshina Kannada was 72.30%, with Beltangady recording 75.82%, Moodbidri 71.03%, Mangaluru North 71%, Mangaluru South 65.17%, Mangaluru (Ullal) 60.03%, Bantwal 75.65%, Puttur 77.64%, and Sullia 74.34%.

In Udupi-Chikkamagaluru, the voter turnout as at 5 pm was 65.76%, with Kundapur polling 72.16%, Udupi 73.63%, Kaup 73.32%, Karkala 64%, Sringeri 56.47%, Mudigere 53.30%, Chikkamagaluru 64.16%, and Tarikere 65.61%.

The total turnout in the state by 5 pm was 69.84%.

3.15 pm: The voter turnout in Dakshina Kannada at 3 pm stood at 60.02%, with Beltangady polling 60.57%, Moodbidri 59.02%, Mangaluru North 58.33%, Mangaluru South 54.49, Mangaluru (Ullal) 57.42%, Bantwal 62.05%, Puttur 64.06%, and Sullia 65.04%.

Udupi-Chikkamagaluru polled 54.93% by 3 pm, with Kundapur recording a turnout of 57.53%, Udupi 59.56%, Kaup 60.44%, Karkala 52%, Sringeri 56.55%, Mudigere 53.30%, Chikkamagaluru 51.38% and Tarikere 48.36%. The overall polling recorded in Karnataka so far is 49.26%.

1.20 pm: The polling in Dakshina Kannada has picked up with 48.85 percent voter turnout by 1 pm. Beltangady recorded a polling of 48.36%, Moodbidri 48.55%, Mangaluru North 47.24%, Mangaluru South 43.34%, Mangaluru (Ullal) 45.8%, Bantwal 50.60%, Puttur 51.66% and Sullia highest at 53.13%.

The voter turnout in Udupi district at 1 pm stood at 41%.

The overall turnout in Karnataka so far is 35.3%.

11.20 am - 32.30% voter turnout in Dakshina Kannada and 29% in Udupi at 11 am.

09.48 am - Some booths in Mangaluru did not provide proper facilities for voters that include Infant Mary’s booth. Voters said there was no drinking water, no proper light or shade provided at this booth.

09.25 am -14% voter turnout in Dakshina Kannada and 9.8 % in Udupi at 9 am.

09.20 am - Some booths in Dakshina Kannada have reported EVM complaints that include Talapady booth number 169, Tiruvail Ward Vamanjoor and St Joseph’s Higher Primary School. As per later reports, the complaints were handled within some minutes.


Ullal (Mangaluru constituency)




Tiruvail Ward Vamanjoor 

08:14 am - Doddne villagers in Hanur, Chamarajanagar in Karnataka, boycott pools alleging lack of development and basic facilities.

07:52 am - Voting delayed in Hirisave in Hassan and Doddapalya in Srirangapatna taluk due to problems in EVM machines.

07.07 am - Lok Sabha election - Phase One (in Karnataka) - polling began in 14 constituencies in state. 


Udupi-Chikkamagaluru BJP Shobha Karandlaje


Dakshina Kannada BJP candidate Nalin Kumar Kateel 


Dakshina Kannada Congress candidate Mithun Rai  


Mangaluru South MLA Vedavyasa Kamath


Former MLA J R Lobo 



 





 


Mangaluru  and surrounding areas


Karkala 


 Udupi-Chikkamagaluru JD(S) Candidate Pramod Madhwaraj 


Oscar Fernandes

Udupi


BJP's Bangalore North candidate D V Sadananda Gowda and his family after casting their votes 

 

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Bengaluru, April 18 (IANS) Voting was underway on Thursday in the first phase of polling for Karnataka's 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in the state's central and southern regions amid tight security, an election official said.

"Voting began at 7 a.m. in all the 30,164 booths across the 14 parliamentary seats of the state under tight security," the official told IANS here.

The constituencies where polling is underway are Udupi-Chikmagalur, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Chitradurga (SC), Tumkur, Mandya, Mysore, Chamarajnagar (SC), Bangalore Rural, Bangalore North, Bangalore Central, Bangalore South, Chikkaballapur and Kolar (SC).

Of the 2.67-crore electorate in the first phase, 1.35-crore male and 1.32-crore female voters will decide the fate of 241 candidates, including 15 women and 133 Independents.

In all, 52,112 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) are in use with 36,196 controlling units and 37,705 Voter Verifiable Paper Audit (VVPATs) that allows voters to verify that their vote is cast correctly.

"Over 1.54-lakh personnel are on duty in all the polling stations across the 14 seats with 38,597 police personnel providing security to ensure free and fair polling," said the official.

Of the total booths, 16 per cent or 4,826 of them are considered critical in Bangalore Rural, Hassan, Mandya and Tumkur, additional police have been deployed to maintain and law and order for peaceful voting.

"Five companies of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) have also been deployed in sensitive and hyper-sensitive booths across the region," the official added.

Among the constituencies, Bangalore North has the highest number of 31 candidates, followed by 25 in Bangalore South and 22 each in Bangalore Central, Mandya and Mysore.

Lowest number of candidates is six in Hassan, followed by 10 in Chamarajnagar, 12 in Udupi-Chikmagalur and 13 in Dakshina Kannada.

Key constituencies in the first phase are all the three seats in Bangalore, Mandya, Hassan and Tumkur.

Unlike in the past elections, the main parties - Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress is locked in straight contests in this election, as the latter has entered into a pre-poll tie-up with the ruling Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) to field joint candidates as part of their seat-sharing arrangements.

Of the 28 Lok Sabha seats in the state, Congress is in fray 21 and seven by JD-S.

Of the 14 seats in the first phase, Congress is in fray from 10 and JD-S from four seats.

Polling in the remaining 14 parliamentary seats in the western and northern regions of the state will be held on April 23.

Vote count for all the 28 seats will be on May 23.

  

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  • Mohan Prabhu, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Fri, Apr 19 2019

    Very impressive voter participation in Dakshina Kannada and Udipi districts; more than 3 in 4 voted. Whoever wins would get a clear mandate from DK people

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  • Deepak>kotian, Hejamadi (Abudhabi)

    Fri, Apr 19 2019

    100% sure its BJP

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  • naveen mascarenhas, derabail

    Fri, Apr 19 2019

    TSUNAMI

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  • chethana, mangalore

    Fri, Apr 19 2019

    Even if 100% polling is done in this so called Sanatana country, things will not change as corruption is deep rooted in the public.
    Even the anti-corruption departments are corrupted!
    What more can be expected? Even God cannot save this country.

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  • AD, Mangaluru

    Fri, Apr 19 2019

    Like it or not caste and religious combinations play important part in voting patterns especially when polarisation is the election plank. Therefore my analysis for Mangalore:
    Billavas most dominant community will swing slightly to BJP. The votes of GSB and Christians cancel each other due to polerisation effect. Bunt votes will cancel each other internally as Mithun is personally popular and will have to fight Modi trademark working for Nalin.OBC/SC/ST will swing slightly towards Modi factor.
    So whether BJP will win or not will depend on how many of Muslim community voted.
    All said and done a tight fight in Mangalore.

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  • AD, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Mangaluru neck to neck fight. Not cakewalk for BJP as presumed.

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  • Shan, Mlr

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Picture abbi bakki hai dosto........intrvl .......23rd climax hai BHARAT KA,....

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  • flavian dsouza, chik/bengaluru

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    mow trying to talk to candidates ...NOT REACHABLE !!you will see them for the next elections and even after countin they wont canvas for a day to thank voters

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  • Anil, Dubai

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    EVM ... !!!
    In technology anything can be done … !!!

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  • RK, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Voters mood looked very clear in coastal during voting...again coastal districts tops with distinction percentage.

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  • SM, Udupi

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Time to say Good Bye to BJP from both Districts...

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  • Shruthi, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    It's time to say bye bye congress...jai modi haar haar modi.

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  • Steve Pinto, Bangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Shruti, Very well said Haar jayega madam!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    We are glad that not a single instance of EVM Failure / Malfunctioning was reported in our Districts.
    Polling was was by & large Peaceful. Even our Catholics & Senior Citizens came out in Large Numbers.
    A Big Thank You my Friends ...

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  • Chowkidar Anand, UDUPI

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    EVM failure issue will come up after may 23rd.. as usual.

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  • Anil, Dubai

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    @Chowkidar Anand, UDUPI
    Hmmm yes you are absolutely right … on counting day the machine has to restart .. then there may be the chances for magic… 😊 … based on average of count., the vote may go to one particular side…. .. (no wonder) 😊…. !!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    EVM Data should not be manipulated between 19th April till 23rd May 2019 ...

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  • Lambert, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Yes surely it will, as the place chosen NITK. This time there were no armed personnel in many booths?

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  • Tilak, Shirva

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    I know of one incident in Shirva there was some kind of EVM malfunction which was immediately sorted. Havent seen first hand but heard from close family.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    That's why I had instructed if any EVM misbehaves kindly shout 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' ...

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  • D.Shetty, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Voting should be made compulsory and to be recorded to get any govt aided benefit..
    All sleep and enjoy the holiday given and cry that govt dont do anything ...

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Fri, Apr 19 2019

    Not practical.

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  • Dr Michael, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Already Past 5 years of time & energy drained. Only hope on ventilator..?

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  • SK, MANGALORE

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Hope that truth will prevail in this election! and brainwashing of ordinary people by opportunists will come to an end.

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  • Suryakant, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Demand of elderly people only arise during election.

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  • Gangaram, Moodbidri

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Where is fistul Rani Chobakka?? did she came to cast vote ....

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  • Jairam Mulky, Moodabidri

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Addressing water problems anna!!

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  • Tilak, Shirva

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    She votes in Bengaluru i think

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  • Rashmi, mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    What a farce and waste of Rs 55000 crores! The arrangements look shabby. What more can be expected in a country that is corrupt to the core!

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  • Nawaz, Udupi/ Kuwait

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    How nice to see all the smiling faces everywhere. Why can't we revert back to this trend by completely shedding the communal politics that is dividing our great beloved country?

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  • Suryakant, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Smiling faces are going to give fitting reply as on 23rd may.

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  • ramesh, mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    i feel u have changed ur name..as the name resembles...

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  • Mohan Prabhu, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Today's religious duties didnot dampen the enthusiasm of Christians it looks like, despite all the objections raised by the clerics.

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  • Suryakant, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    I love to watch all of rahul gandhi's videos enjoying same in the line of Mr.Bean videos. Rahul Gandhi entertained all.

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  • Paul, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    What about feku ,Yeddy ,shobha all jokers ..i also enjoyed hearing there rails & pakaving ...
    How they were trying to fool people with their lies

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  • Pai, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Paul, Mangalore
    Don't hide when the results are out!

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  • Sid, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Where is the gun man . This guy cant walk without gun man . Dont know what is he

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  • Khalid, Manglore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Win win pramod and mithun bhai
    Chai and pakoda looking dreadful

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  • Alfria, Mumbai/Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    All the people of Karnataka please go and vote it's your sacred duty towards the nation for a bright future of the country,

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  • Suryakant, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Whoever vote in large number at last bjp is going to gain. Your energy and time will waste and into drain.

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  • Avinash, Mangalore

    Fri, Apr 19 2019

    Yes

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  • Naveen, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    99% vote goes to CONGRESS. 100% our candidate RAI will win.

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  • Suryakant, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Do you mean EVM working correct..!!

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  • Paul, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Plesse go check if you have doubts because its Feku ,Amith shah & gang who dors this coward buiness

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  • Raaja, Moodbidri

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Your party knows better, what type of setting going on @EVM, machines.

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  • vedam, Kudla

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Are you yeddy's astrologer?

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  • SAMAD, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Smiling faces says this time victory of development..Congress can only save India from thieves

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  • Rajesh, Manglore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Please vote for your bright future not for fake promises, your future in your hands.

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  • Praveen, Mangalorean

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    All people of DK cast your valuable vote and bring development ...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Almost everyone exercised their most powerful right and sacred duty around 9 am. here. Everything went on peacefully .

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  • Raj, Banglagudde/ Karkala

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Your one precious vote can change our district

    Think twice before your vote

    vote for right person

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  • Apoli Alvares, Bajpe .Bahrain

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    All the best
    A Alvares
    Bajpe, Bahrain

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  • CHERKO, BAJPE

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    All the best to all the candidates
    All the best whoever casted their votes
    All the best whoever selflessly workerd day and night
    All the best who made this to happen as highest voting constituency
    Finally winner will be only one guy.. eagerly waiting for that moment to come

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    All the best to you too cherkya... Bajpe kashe kei? Did you see Kori Keshava somewhere in the queue?

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  • AShetty, Mangaluru

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Please go out in large numbers and vote for the right candidate. Let us make Kudla Better.
    We need to have corrupt free governance, leading to overall development of the region.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Shetre, yes... Your thoughts are awesome. But tell me.. Who will be that person? Where we can find him? And when we will be enjoying corrupt free governance? Day by day things are getting worser and worser.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Darkness Cannot Drive Out Darkness: Only Light Can Do That.
    Hate Cannot Drive out Hate: Only Love Can Do That.
    Let's Love & Respect One Another In Peace ...

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  • shravan kumar, mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    nice saying

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Thank You ...

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Beautiful comment jossey sir..Even this is my policy too. 🙏

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  • Paul, Mangalore

    Thu, Apr 18 2019

    Vote for for the development of Mlore.
    Think of DK ....lets make our DK beautiful & peace

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