The voting process for 70 assembly seats in Uttrakhand begins at 8 am, on Monday, February 14th. Uttrakhand has an electorate of 81 lakh, 632 candidates, including 152 independents.
The incumbent Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) is confident that they will be voted in power again. As the ex-Chief Minister, Pushkar S Dhami said, “The announcement I’m going to make is a resolution of my party & will be fulfilled as soon as the new BJP govt is formed. To keep the culture and heritage of ‘Devbhoomi’ intact is our prime duty, we are committed to this,” prior to the polls.
He was spotted at Khatima constituency along with his family to cast his vote, earlier this morning.
Meanwhile, updating to the status of ongoing polls Uttarakhand Chief Electoral Officer Soujanya said, “Law & order is very peaceful. Forces are deployed everywhere as per plan. All polling parties had reached safely last night itself. The weather forecast for today is fine, so I hope it’ll be peaceful.”
5.15% voters turnout till 9 am
The state observed only 5.15% voters turnout till 9 am.
Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank casts his vote in Dehradun
Former Union Education Minister & Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister, Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank from BJP, casts his vote in Dehradun.
18.97% voters turnout till 11 am
The state observed only 18.97% voters turnout till 11 am.
35.21% voters turnout till 1 pm
The state observed an increase in voters turnout with 35.21% till 1 pm.
49.24% voters turnout till 3 pm
The state observed an increase in voters turnout with 49.24% till 3 pm.
59.37% voters turnout till 6 pm
The voting process concluded in Uttrakhand with 59.37% voters turnout till 6 pm. Haridwar received the highest voters turnout with 67.58% and Almora received the lowest count with 50.65% voters turnout.