General Elections 2009 witnessed voter turnout above 58%. Voters wise big States like UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, MP, Gujarat had turnout well below the national average of 58.19 %. The biggest state, UP had a voter turnout of 47.78%, more than 10 percentage points lower while Bihar had just 44.46%. Lowest voter turnout, 39.68%, was registered in J&K. Gujarat with 47.9% and Rajasthan with 48.4% voter turnout were amid top five states with lowest voter turnout. Maharashtra, Jharkhand and MP also had voter turnout lower than the national average, with 50.71%, 50.98% and 51.16 % respectively.
On the other hand, North Eastern states had very good voter turnout except Mizoram (51.8%). Nagaland had highest turnout of 89.99% followed by Tripura (84.45%) and Sikkim (83.76%). West Bengal also had very good turnout of 81.4%. Southern states had an impressive voter turnout with Kerala at73.36%, Tamil Nadu at 73.03% and Andhra Pradesh at 72.63 %. Karnataka was just above the national average with 58.81%.
Among Union Territories, only Delhi had a voter turnout lower than the national average with 51.85% voters casting their votes in the national capital. Lakshadweep with 85.9% voter turnout was first amongst UTs and second overall.
|Top five states with highest||Top five states with lowest|
Voter Turnout Percentage
Statewise voter turnout out in percentage is as follows:-
|Jammu and Kashmir||39.68|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||64.16|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||73.23|
|Daman and Diu||71.32|
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