While 78.29 per cent of the women voted in the state, only 76.33 per cent of the men exercised their franchise

In Kerala women voted more then menFile photo: PTI
news Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 13:58

With more than two crore people (77.35 percent) voting on May 16, the 2016 Kerala assembly elections have witnessed one of the highest voter turnouts in the history of the state.

According to the official data released by the Kerala Election Commission office, women in the state voted more compared to men.

While 78.29 per cent of the women voted in the state, only 76.33 per cent of the men exercised their franchise.

In a first, two transgender voters also cast their vote on polling day.

Further, 38 constituencies across the state recorded a voter turnout of more than 80 per cent. 

While Cherthala constituency topped the charts with a voter turnout of 86.3 percent, the Thiruvanathapuram segment saw the least voter turnout with 65.19 per cent.

 

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