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30 per cent voting in first three hours

Election fever seems to have hit the right chords with the people of Goa as so far in three hours over 30 per cent of voters have come –out to vote for their respective candidates and their political parties.

The constituency of Canacona has so far recorded 50 per cent of voters’ turn-out which is by far the highest so far in the first three hours. Constituencies like Siolim and Saligao witnessed 35 per cent polling. Benaulim voters polled 27 per cent while Navelim voters numbered 33 per cent. Porvorim witnessed 34 per cent voter turn-out, while Mayem 31 per cent, Vasco 26 per cent and Sanquelim 30 per cent. Fatorda saw 33 per cent, while Margao 32 per cent.  Sanguem 35 per cent voter turn-out while Bicholim also saw 35 per cent voter come out to vote. Mandrem achieved 33 per cent while Pernem 28 per cent.

The voter turn-out is heartening with more hours to go; last time around Goa witnessed 72 per cent voting during the Assembly Election 2007. This time around the Election Commission of India is expecting the voter-turnout to climb to 80 per cent and above.

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