2014 Elections: How states polled over 4 elections

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

This year’s general elections has witnessed the highest ever voter turnout.

An astounding 120mn additional votes were cast in the just-concluded general elections, a 29% increase over the 2009 elections. This increase eclipses the ones recorded in the 1977 and 1984 polls, the two elections that produced the biggest landslides yet. The increase in votes polled has been partially driven by the sharp increase in electoral base. The 2014 elections had 97.5mn new voters, which are more than the increase in 2004 and 2009 elections put together. Intuitively, this should increase the proportion of young voters. A massive surge in participation by a relatively younger cohort suggests that the exit polls might be underestimating the change and not overstating the case.

2014 has witnessed the highest ever voter turnout in general elections
State 1999 2004 2009 2014
Andhra Pradesh (Seemandhra) 69% 70% 73% 76%
Telangana NA NA NA 72%
Assam 71% 69% 70% 73%
Bihar 61% 58% 44% 57%
Chhattisgarh
52% 55% 66%
Delhi 44% 47% 52% 65%
Goa 45% 59% 55% 77%
Gujarat 47% 45% 48% 62%
Haryana 64% 66% 68% 72%
Himachal Pradesh 57% 60% 58% 65%
Jammu & Kashmir 32% 35% 39% 50%
Jharkhand NA 56% 51% 63%
Karnataka 68% 65% 59% 68%
Kerala 70% 71% 73% 74%
Madhya Pradesh 55% 48% 51% 54%
Maharashtra 61% 54% 51% 62%
Odisha 56% 66% 65% 70%
Punjab 56% 62% 70% 70%
Rajasthan 54% 50% 48% 59%
Tamil Nadu 58% 61% 73% 73%
Tripura 68% 67% 85% 84%
Uttar Pradesh 54% 48% 48% 59%
Uttarakhand NA 48% 53% 62%
West Bengal 75% 78% 81% 81%
All India 60% 58% 58% 66%
Source: Election Commission, IIFL Research

Source: IIFL Institutional Research
 

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