KERALA PARLIAMENT POLL TURNOUT

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Kerala recorded an impressive voter turn-out of 73.33 per cent in the Lok Sabhaelections, WITH 2.18 crore people have moved to the polling booths to exercise their democratic right across the state. This new polling rate has surpassed the 71.45 per cent clocked last time in the parliament polls of 2004. The highest vote percentage was recorded in the red bastion Kannur where UDF is expecting a full U-turn in the public mandate. When Kannur topped with 80.92 % another Red fort in Malabar, Vadakara was just behind with a whopping 80.45 % The candidature of Sashi Taroor had put Thiruvanathapuram under the focus of even the national media but it failed to impress the ordinary voters as this constituency recorded the lowest polling which was just 65.73 % . But considering the national average, this is still a reasonably good one. 11 out of 20 constituencies recorded poll percentage with was above 70%. The average poll percentage of Kerala was always above 70% from 1984. It has never gone below 60% in the history of 58 years of elections. The highest polling was recorded in the year 1989 Lok Sabha polls with a record 79.30%

The polling rate of 20 constituencies are as below

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

65.73

THRISSUR

69.43

ATTINGAL

66.25

ALATHUR

75.28

KOLLAM

67.84

PALAKKAD

73.51

PATHANAMTHITTA

65.81

PONNANI

77.11

MAVELIKKARA

70.56

MALAPPURAM

76.64

ALAPUZHA

78.79

KOZHIKODE

75.60

KOTTAYAM

73.69

WAYANAD

74.63

IDUKKI

73.86

VADAKARA

80.44

ERANAKULAM

72.76

KANNUR

80.91

CHALAKKUDI

73.63

KASARGOD

76.14

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