Karnataka Polls: Pink polling booths installed to boost women voters

Lester Mason
May 16, 2018

The turnout was the highest-ever in Karnataka since the 1952 Assembly elections, he said.

A higher turnout is often seen as a vote for change, but exit polls have sent out mixed signals. "However, one thing is certain that nobody has broken into our system and no new voter ID cards have been made", Kumar said. "So, Dear party workers, supporters & well-wishers, don't worry about exit polls". For the Janata Dal (Secular), or JDS, a favourable verdict would establish its stature as a regional kingmaker.

However, in the 2013 assembly elections, among the seven constituencies, three were won by the Congress and the rest by BJP. "Exit opinion polls are entertainment for the next 2 days", he tweeted after the polling day.

Like in every election, each booth is equipped with facilities such as wheelchairs for the differently-abled to exercise their franchise easily. Please note average of 6+4+2 is 4.

Around five crore people are eligible to vote in Karnataka, where pollsters have predicted that the close fight between the Congress of both Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and its principal challenger, " the BJP.

The other two chief ministerial candidates B.S. Yeddyurappa and H.D. Kumaraswamy from the BJP and JDS respectively, too claimed they would win the elections.

"In Karnataka, we've historically seen that a lower voter turnout results in the incumbent government being thrown out". Votes will be counted on 15 May. But the correlation between the turnout and electoral success is not an exact science.

Voting for 222 constituencies of the 224-member assembly began in poll bound state Karnataka 2018 today 8 AM, while the Election Commission deferred the polls for the Rajarajeswari Nagar constituency to May 28 after a massive row courted over a large number of voter ID cards approximately 10000 being found in an Bangalore apartment.

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