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LS polls: Kerala’s voter turnout updated to 71.27%

Kerala’s Chief Electoral Officer, Sanjay Kaul, shared the updated voter turnout of 71.27% in the 2024 Lok Sabha election, which was held on April 26 in the state.

Out of the total 27,749,158 voters in the state, 19,777,478 voted through electronic voting machines on April 26.

Among these, 9,475,090 were male voters, 10,302,238 were female voters, and 150 were transgender voters.

In the absentee voter category, 180,865 votes were recorded, and in the category for officials on election duty, 41,904 postal votes were recorded.

The highest polling was in the Vadakara constituency with 78.41%, where 1,114,950 voters cast their votes. The lowest was in the Pathanamthitta constituency with 63.37%, where only 906,051 of 1,429,700 voters cast their votes.

Absentee voters include those over the age of 85, voters with disabilities, those affected by COVID-19, and essential service workers. This includes those who voted from home and those who reached the Voter Facilitation Centers (VFC).

For service voters, 57,849 military personnel have applied, and 8,277 votes have been sent as of April 27. 

Service votes will continue to be accepted until the counting begins, according to the Chief Electoral Officer.

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