Bihar Polls: 53.54% voter turnout recorded till 6 PM in 1st Phase

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TNI Bureau:  Around 53.54% of the voters exercised their franchise in the Bihar Assembly poll till 6 pm today, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.

A total of 71 assembly segments spread across 16 districts of the 243 constituencies are voting in the first phase amid tight security by following COVID-19 guidelines.

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The second phase of the elections in the state will be held on November 3 and third phase on November 7. The counting of votes will be held on November 10.

In 2015, voter turnout in the first phase of assembly elections was 54.94%, and 53.54% in Lok Sabha elections, informed Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora.

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