Voter turnout in General Elections 2009: Lowest in J&K and highest in Nagaland

The biggest state, UP had a voter turnout of 47.78%, more than 10 percentage points lower while Bihar had just 44.46%.

March 11, 2014 10:01 IST | India Infoline News Service

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.

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Voter Turnout Percentage

Statewise voter turnout out in percentage is as follows:-
STATE  Voting percentage

Andhra Pradesh 72.63
Arunachal Pradesh 68.16
Assam 69.53
Bihar 44.46
Chhattisgarh 55.28
Goa 55.28
Gujarat 47.9
Haryana 67.49
Himachal Pradesh 58.41
Jammu and Kashmir 39.68
Jharkhand 50.98
Karnataka 58.81
Kerala 73.36
Madhya Pradesh 51.16
Maharashtra 50.71
Manipur 77.14
Meghalaya 64.38
Mizoram 51.8
Nagaland 89.99
Odisha 65.33
Punjab 69.77
Rajasthan 48.4
Sikkim 83.76
Tamil Nadu 73.03
Tripura 84.45
Uttarakhand 53.34
Uttar Pradesh 47.78
West Bengal 81.4
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 64.16
Chandigarh 65.51
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 73.23
Delhi 51.85
Daman and Diu 71.32
Lakshadweep 85.9
Puducherry 79.81
TOTAL 58.19

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