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West Bengal polls: Over 80% turnout in phase 2

1/04/2021 at 9:25 PM

Kolkata, April 1: West Bengal recorded 80.43 percent voter turnout in the second phase of poll concluded on Thursday.

Voting was held in 30 Assembly constituencies of West Bengal with nearly 76 lakh electorates registered across 10,620 polling stations in Phase II. The number of polling stations has increased in view of the fact that the number of voters per polling station has been reduced from 1500 to 1000 keeping social distancing norms in view.

Keeping pandemic concerns in view, all the polling stations followed COVID-19 safety protocols. For the safety of the voters and the election officials it was ensured that the Polling Stations were sanitized one day prior to poll and facility of thermal scanning, hand sanitisers, face masks were also made available at the polling stations. Proper arrangements for social distancing were put in place.

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