In the sixth phase, about 55 percent of voters exercised their franchise in 57 seats in 10 districts. The fate of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Ram Govind Choudhary, half a dozen ministers, former Speaker of the Assembly Mata Prasad Pandey and many former ministers was imprisoned in EVMs.
New Delhi: The sixth phase of polling concluded on Thursday. In this phase, about 55 percent of voters exercised their franchise in 57 seats in 10 districts. The fate of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, opposition leader Ram Govind Chaudhary, half a dozen ministers, former Speaker of the Assembly Mata Prasad Pandey and many former ministers were imprisoned in EVMs. In the sixth phase, Ambedkar Nagar recorded the maximum voting. Here 62.22 percent of voters cast their votes. The lowest polling was recorded in Balrampur at 48.64 percent.
Chief Electoral Officer Ajay Kumar Shukla said that the voting was peaceful. The machines were reported to have malfunctioned from some places, after which they were replaced immediately. A total of 676 candidates were in the fray in this phase, out of which 65 were women. Webcasting was arranged at 13617 polling places, which was being monitored by the Office of the District Election Officer, Office of the Chief Electoral Officer and the Election Commission of India. Apart from this, there were 1794 polling places where videography was also arranged. During the voting, the Commission received 206 complaints out of which 76 complaints were found to be correct.
More than one lakh voters used postal ballot
Around one lakh voters used postal ballots in this phase. In this, a total of 91027 postal ballots were issued to the elderly, disabled, essential service and polling personnel above 80 years of age, out of which 64611 voters cast their votes by postal ballot. Apart from this, postal ballots were made available on 42124.
It was also told by the commission that during the voting, about 68 machines malfunctioned after which both the control unit and the ballot unit were replaced. Apart from this, 433 VVPAT errors were also found, after which it was also changed.
Re-polling at a booth in Handia assembly seat of Prayagraj also ended peacefully. Nearly 60 percent voting has taken place here. Votes were cast at this booth on February 27 but due to missing documents related to voting, it was re-voted here.