Sohiong registers over 91% voter turnout

Sohiong registers over 91% voter turnout

SHILLONG, MAY 10:  91.87 percent of 34,783 voters exercised their franchise during the Sohiong Assembly election held on Wednesday.

There has been no report of any untoward incidents, CEO FR Kharkongor told reporters.

He said the constituency has witnessed an increase of voters’ turnout in this election.

 “This time the voters’ turnout was 91.87 percent compared to 90.40 percent in the last election in 2018,” he said.

Further, the CEO informed that no malfunction of voting machines was reported during the voting, except during the mock poll in the morning and the machines were promptly replaced.

He said 60 percent webcasting was also done in the constituency and a model polling station was also set up at Nongpathaw which had a unique initiative of cast your vote and plant a tree which was actively participated by young and first time voters.

Five companies of CAPF were deployed across the constituency to ensure law and order is maintained.

There are eight non-bailable warrants of arrest which were pending and all have been executed, besides 62 people who were identified as troublemakers.

He also mentioned that they had a robust arrangement of police personnel deployed at the constituency on a daily basis.

Meanwhile, counting will be held on May 13.

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