Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Voting Highlights: Voter turnout poor in Bangalore when compared to other parts of the state. The estimate voter turnout in Bangalore North is 48.28 %, Bangalore Central 42.43 %, Bangalore South 49.36 % and Bangalore rural 59.43 %. An average of 61.94% voters turned up in 14 Lok Sabha constituencies of Karnataka to pick an MP on April 18.
While Dakshina Kannada tops the chart with the highest voter turnout (72.97%), constituencies in and around Bangalore showed poor figures as usual.
The voting in Bangalore started at 7 am and will end at 6 pm. The election will be held in 8,514 booths across the city. While 2,656 of them are in Bangalore North, there are 2,082 polling booths in Bangalore Central. The same is 2,131 in Bangalore South, while 1,269 and 376 polling booths are there in Bangalore Rural and Chikkaballapur LS constituencies respectively.
As many as 90,997 police personnel will be deployed across the state at all polling booths. The police department has identified 11,992 booths as critical in the state and has deployed extra security forces for these booths.
Bengaluru is infamous for its poor voter turnout during elections, despite the election commission conducting various awareness campaigns to bring the voters to the polling booth. In the 2018 assembly election, only 54.76% of people from the city voted.