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MCD polls 2017: 35% voting till 2 pm

LiveMint logoLiveMint 23-04-2017 PTI

New Delhi: Around 35% votes were recorded in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections in the national capital till 2 pm, with the electorates in north Delhi leading the tally.

“Around 43,82,359 votes have been polled since 8 am. As many as 16,40,304 people have cast their vote in areas under the North Delhi Municipal Corporation,” according to the State Election Commission (SEC).

Polling began for the high-stakes MCD polls at 8 am and will go on till 5:30 pm.

The elections to two wards have been postponed due to death of candidates, so voting is being held in only 270 wards.

“Around 35% of the total votes have been polled. In South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) area 16,40,304 votes have been cast while in East Delhi, the figure stands at 11,05,365,” a senior official of the Commission said.

Meanwhile, annoyed over the delay in sending poll percentage by the officials concerned, the SEC has decided to issue memo to them. “There has been a delay on the part of concerned official in sending poll percentage data to a control room which has been set up at the SEC headquarters. It has been decided to issue memo to them,” an official said. There are a total of 13,210,206 voters entitled to exercise their franchise in electing councillors for 270 wards falling under the three corporations—NDMC (103), SDMC (104) and East Delhi Municipal Corporation (63).

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