Fourth phase: Voting touches 68 % mark in State
   Date :14-May-2024

Fourth phase 
Staff Reporter
The fourth phase of Lok Sabhha elections in the country and final phase in the State was conducted on Monday. As per the Election Commission till 5 pm, Madhya Pradesh recorded a voter turnout of 68.01 per cent. Looking at the figures, it was revealed that Mandsaur recorded highest voter turnout at the polling booths whereas Indore recorded the lowest voting percentage in the State during the fourth phase. Elaborating on the polling turnout, State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Anupam Rajan said, “Till 5 pm, 68.01 per cent voting took place in all the 8 Parliamentary constituencies.
A total of 71.53 per cent voting was recorded in Dewas (SC), 70.44 per cent in Ujjain (SC), 71.76 per cent in Mandsaur 70.61 per cent in Ratlam. Similarly, the voting percentage was recorded at 67.55 Dhar (ST), 56.53 per cent in Indore, 70.80 per cent in Khargone (ST) and 68.21 per cent in Khandwa. Notably, in the fourth phase voting turnout in the State reduced drastically as compared to that of the Lok Sabha elections in 2019. In Indore, the voting percentage fell by 13 per cent whereas a decrease of 7, 8 and 8 per cent was recorded in Khargone, Khandwa and Dhar respectively whereas in Dewas, Ujjain, Mandsaur and Ratlam, the turnout was reduced by 8, 5, 6 and 5 per cent respectively.