Bengaluru Continues Its Tradition Of Poor Voter Turnout. Dakshina Kannada Tops With 72%

voter turnout

In the second phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019, voting began for 95 Lok Sabha seats across 11 states and the Union Territory of Puducherry in the early morning hours of 7 am on Thursday, April 18. By 7 pm, the overall voter turnout was 63.26% whereas the voter turnout in the state of Karnataka was 64.45%.

Earlier as per the schedule, the voting was to be for 97 seats. But cancelation of polling in Tripura East and Vellore (Tamil Nadu) constituencies by the Election Commission reduced the seats to 95.


Sans Vellore all of Tamil Nadu, five seats each in Orissa,, and Bihar, three each in West Bengal and Chhattisgarh, two in Jammu and Kashmir, one seat each in Puducherry and Manipur, 10 seats in Maharashtra, eight seats in Uttar Pradesh, and 14 seats in Karnataka went into the polls in the second phase.

voter turnout

Overall Voter Turnout In India

  • ASSAM: 75.61%
  • BIHAR: 59.73%
  • CHHATTISGARH: 70.31%
  • KARNATAKA: 64.45%
  • MAHARASHTRA: 57.87%
  • MANIPUR: 76.01%
  • ODISHA: 57.81%
  • TAMIL NADU: 62.65%
  • UTTAR PRADESH: 61.12%
  • WEST BENGAL: 76.43%
  • PUDUCHERRY: 75.07%

Overall Voter Turnout In Karnataka

  • Udupi Chikmagalur: 69.84%
  • Hassan: 71.20%
  • Chitradurga: 61.75%
  • Dakshin Kannada: 72.97%
  • Tumkur: 70.28%
  • Mandya: 71.75%
  • Mysore: 63.20%
  • Chamarajanagar: 66.51%
  • Bangalore Rural: 59.43%
  • Bangalore North: 48.28%
  • Bangalore Central: 42.43%
  • Bangalore South: 49.36%
  • Chikkballapur: 69.33%
  • Kolar: 69.99%

Poor Voting Turnout In Bengaluru

As compared to the other states the overall voter turnout was quite poor in Bangalore despite having a population of more than 10 million. The Dakshina Kannada topped the voter turnout list with highest 72.97% whereas other constituencies showed poor turnout figures as usual. In 2014, the combined voting percentage of three seats in the city’s urban area was under 56%.

The rural Bengaluru recorded an average voter turnout of 66.45% in 2014. This year the voting in Bengaluru was held in 8,514 booths across the city. Out of these, 2,656 booths are located in Bangalore North, 2,082 polling booths are in Bangalore Central, 2131 in Bangalore South whereas 376 and 1,269 polling booths are located in Chikkaballapur and Bangalore Rural constituencies respectively.


voter turnout

The key points on which the leading political parties are fighting elections in Karnataka in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 include unemployment, national security, deepening agrarian distress an corruption. Around 90,997 police personnel were deployed across Karnataka to ensure crime-free polling.

If You don’t want to miss our next Post then Like and Follow MetroSaga on Facebook and Instagram or simply download our Android App