Karnataka Elections 2023 Live Updates: Over 52% Turnout Recorded Till 3 pm

Karnataka Polls: The results will be declared on Saturday.

A voter turnout of 52.18 per cent was recorded in the ongoing Karnataka Assembly polls till 3 pm, the Election Commission informed on Wednesday.

At 63.36 per cent, Ramanagaram recorded the highest voter turnout at 3 pm while the B.B.M.P (South) recorded the lowest voter turnout at 40.28 per cent.

Voting is underway in Karnataka to elect members to the 224-seat assembly. It began at 7 am and continue till 6 pm. The BJP is hoping for another straight term while the Congress is banking on the states’ revolving door trend. The JDS, which has its bastion over 61 seats, may play spoiler. The Karnataka election results will be declared on Saturday.

Here are the LIVE updates on Karnataka Elections 2023:

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23 arrested after poll official manhandled

Villagers of Masabinala in Vijayapura district stopped a poll duty vehicle carrying electronic voting machines (EVMs), manhandled an officer and damaged control and ballot units on Wednesday following which 23 people were arrested, the Election Commission said.

The villagers stopped a section officer’s vehicle which was carrying reserved EVMs for the Assembly elections and damaged two control and ballot units each and three VVPATs (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail), the EC said in a statement. “Sector officer was manhandled. 23 people arrested”, the EC said, adding, top district officials rushed to the village, which comes under Basavana Bagewadi Assembly segment.

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A complaint and a counter-complaint have been lodged after Congress workers alleged that the supporters of Mangaluru North Janata Dal (Secular) candidate B A Mohiuddin Bava assaulted them last night. Two Congress workers who were injured in the scuffle, Nizam and Hasher, have been admitted to a private hospital. Bava had switched over to JD(S) recently after he was denied a Congress ticket.

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Karnataka recorded voters’ turnout of 37.3% till 1 pm. Voting will continue till 6 in the evening.

Children’s Play Area At Karnataka Polling Station

Photo: Twitter/ceo_karnataka

“Voters were assisted by allocating children’s play area at polling station 51 and 52 of Mohammedia College in Bellary Rural Constituency,” tweeted Chief Electoral Officer of Karnataka.

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A voter turnout of 8.26% was recorded in the first two hours of polling in Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections today, according to Election Commission data. The highest percentage was in the coastal district of Udupi (13.28%) and the lowest in Chamarajanagar district (5.75%) till 9 am. Voting for the 224-member Assembly began at 7 am and will go on till 6 pm. The main electoral fight is between the ruling BJP, Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) led by former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda. (PTI)

Child Care Centres Set Up Across Haveri District: Election Commission

“Child care centres arranged across all polling stations in Haveri district in the ongoing #KarnatakaAssemblyElection2023.ECI committed to ensure #NoVoterToBeLeftBehind,” tweeted Election Commission.

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996 All-Women Polling Booths Set Up In Karnataka

“‘Sakhi booth’ an all-women-managed polling station, sets an example of women empowerment. We urge all women voters to step out and cast their valuable vote in #KarnatakaAssemblyElections2023. Total 996 such booths are set up in #Karnataka,” tweeted Election Commission.

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First-Time Voters Pose For Pic At Karnataka Polling Booth

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“Enthusiastic first-time voters flaunting their inked finger at a selfie point in 125-Chikkamagalur AC in #Karnataka. Go and experience the joy of voting,” tweeted the Election Commission of India.

Polling Officers Welcome PwD Voters With Rose

Karnataka Records 7.8% Turnout Till 9 AM
Karnataka, where voting began at 7 am, recorded 7.8% turnout till 9 am.

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Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman arrives to cast her vote for the Karnataka polls.

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Watch: Karnataka Votes, Stakes High For BJP, Congress
Karnataka will see a triangular contest today for its 224 assembly seats. While the BJP is hoping for another straight term, the Congress is banking on the state’s revolving door trend. The JDS, which dominates over 61 seats, may play spoiler.

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How Security Is Being Managed At Polling Stations
According to poll officials, elaborate security arrangements have been made across Karnataka for the smooth conduct of elections and forces have been deployed from neighbouring states as well. As many as 84,119 State Police Officers and 58,500 CAPF (Central Armed Police Forces ) police in 650 companies are on law and order and security duty on poll day across the state. ‘Critical Polling Stations’ are covered by one or more of the measures like Micro Observers, Webcasting and CCTVs to keep a watch on the polling process as force multipliers.

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Karnataka Elections – 5 Facts On Voting Time, Candidates, Counting

  • Karnataka polls are being held in a single phase today
  • Votes to be counted on Saturday, May 10
  • A total of 5,31,33,054 electors are eligible to cast their votes in 58,545 polling stations
  • As many as 2,615 candidates are contesting.
  • The voting will take place from 7am to 6pm

Voting Begins In Karnataka
Voting has begun for the elections to the 224 seats of the Karnataka assembly. It will conclude at 6 pm.

BJP’s Quota Tweak Ahead Of Karnataka Polls
In the run-up to the election, the ruling BJP – which is facing multiple corruption allegations — covered all its bases, including tweaking the quota, which it hopes will bring in the Vokkaliga and Scheduled Castes and Tribes votes. The party, which already had the support of Lingayats, also shored up the support of the community, giving them a chunk of the four percent OBC (Other Backward Classes) votes for Muslims that was scrapped.

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