Karnataka polls: Siddaramaiah exudes confidence as turnout crosses 50%

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Ahead of counting of votes, security has been tightened across the state and prohibitory orders will be put in place from Monday evening.

Police have banned celebrations and bursting of crackers around 38 counting centres; additional forces have been deployed. If the viewers are not able to watch Karnataka Elections LIVE on TV, they can catch all the latest information and live updates about the Karnataka Polls 2018 here. While in some areas of the city such as Hebbal and C.V. Raman Nagar recorded pathetic turnouts to as low as 7% of voters.

Women and young voters had taken part in large numbers, he added. "By midnight, the figures showed that it was 72.13 per cent", Chief Electoral Officer Sanjeev Kumar said.

The situation around the centre is said to be under control; however, the election-governing body, earlier, noted that a marginal percentage of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) failures has been reported. It was 65 percent in 2008 and 2004, 69 percent in 1989 and 1994, and 69 percent in the 1990 Assembly election.

The counting of votes cast in 222 Assembly constituencies in Karnataka on May 12 began at 8 am on Tuesday.

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The election for the Jayanagara seat in Bengaluru was countermanded following the death of BJP candidate and sitting MLA B N Vijaykumar on May 4.

Just hours before the election, the Election Commission on Friday postponed the voting in Bengaluru's Rajarajeshwari Nagar (RR Nagar) to May 28, after almost 10,000 voter ID cards were found in a flat in the constituency.

Noting that over 2,600 candidates were in the fray including 2,400 men and over 200 women, he said that the total number of voters, including service electors were 5,06,90,538, of whom 2,56,75,579 were male, 2,50,09,904 female and 5,055 transgender.

While an eatery is offering free dosa and coffee, an internet café has offered free internet for voters and discount for first-time voters.

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