Mizoram’s final voter turnout has reached a historic high of 83.41% after all postal ballots and service votes have been accounted for,said CEO Ashwani Kumar on Wednesday.
Kumar added the turn-out among females,who outnumber male voters,is 2% higher than for males. Mizoram is the only state among the five that went to polls this season with more number of female voters. None of the six female candidates have won,however.
Kumar also said 3809 voters have chosen the None of the Above (NOTA) option,making up 0.66% of the total valid votes cast in the state’s assembly seats.
This is incidentally higher than the BJP’s vote share percentage. The national party,with a presence in the state since 1993,contested in 17 seats this polls but could manage just 0.37% of the votes in these 17 seats. The party has never had an MLA.
The CEO also said re-poll at the Tialdawngilung polling station,made necessary by an EVM malfunction on counting day,in Lawgtlai East seat was peaceful,with 207 voters casting their votes. Counting is to be held on Thursday.
Calculations from the vote share of various candidates show that among the major parties that contested all 40 seats,the Congress garnered 44.61% votes while the three-party Mizoram Democratic Alliance got 35.76%. The Zoram Nationalist Party,which contested 38 seats,garnered.