Tamil Nadu registered 63.73 per cent polling for the 38 Lok Sabha seats on Thursday. Arani Lok Sabha seat registered 76.49 per cent turnout and the voting percentage in other Parliamentary seats ranged between 55.07 (lowest in Kanyakumari) and Chidambaram 70.73 per cent.
Voter turnout for bypolls in Tamil Nadu till 3 pm
A little over a lakh swing votes could decide this rare BJP vs Congress contest in Tamil Nadu.
Voters aren’t able to cast their votes in the Muthupettai polling booth in Tamil Nadu. Because of technical issues in the EVMs, some women have been asked to sit inside the booth
A total of 42.09 per cent electorate cast their votes till 1 pm in Tamil Nadu.
The AIADMK said MK Stalin also made false and frivolous allegations against the state and the central government.
AIADMK booth agent murdered in Madurai
MS Pandian, a booth agent of AIADMK and the son-in-law of AIADMK functionary VK Gurusamy, was hacked to death near Cinthamani at Madurai.
Preliminary investigation says the murder is due to some previous enmity.
Young man tries to set himself on fire near polling booth in Dharmapuri
A young man tried to set himself on fire near a polling booth in Dharmapuri. He said that he was not willing to vote and then he poured kerosene over himself and tried to light himself on fire.
The police had to intervene and they stopped him.
305 EVMs faulty replaced in Tamil Nadu: CEO
“We have changed 305 EVMs in Tamil Nadu as they were malfunctioning, said chief election officerSatyabrata Sahoo.
Jaggi Vasudev, daughter cast vote in Coimbatore
Jaggi Vasudev and his daughter have cast their votes from the Coimbatore Lok Sabha constituency. Vasudev postponed his trip to the US to cast vote.
40-year-old with mental disability casts vote for the first time
R Illayakanni, a 40 year old with mental disability cast her vote for the first time at Tamil Nadu’s Mylapore. Her brother R Saravanan accompanied her.
The villagers are up against the Chennai Ferrous Industries Ltd.
#ElectionsWithHT | Actor and DMDK chief Vijayakanth casts his vote in Tamil Nadu
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EVM glitches reported in Tamil Nadu
Here is a list of constituencies from Tamil Nadu which reported EVM glitches since polling began at 7 am today. Eighteen Assembly seats in Tamil Nadu are holding by-elections on Thursday along with Lok Sabha elections in the state. Bye-elections to four more Assembly seats will be held on 19 May. The results will be declared on 23 May.
These are the first elections in the state after the deaths of Tamil Nadu luminaries M Karunanidhi and J Jayalalithaa. For the first time, voting machines with Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail are being used in all the polling booths, reported NDTV.
7 booths in Madurai constituency
33 booths in Kanyakumari constituency
1 booth in Tirunelveli constituency
1 booth in Ramanathapuram constituency
4 booths in Chennai
15 booths in Trichy constituency
3 in Erode constituency
1 booth in Cuddalore constituency
By-elections on the 18 assembly seats in Tamil Nadu will decide the fate of the AIADMK government led by E Palaniswami and his deputy O Panneerselvam. The 234-member assembly has 22 vacancies, 18 of them due to disqualification of rebel lawmakers who have joined the team of TTV Dhinakaran. The AIADMK, which has 114 seats including the Speaker, needs 5 seats to retain majority.
Polling is being held on 38 Lok Sabha and 18 assembly seats of Tamil Nadu today, though voting in the Vellore seat has been cancelled following huge seizure of cash by Income Tax officials.
30.62% voter turnout recorded till 11 AM in TamilNadu
Tamil Nadu Elections 2019: DMK Chief MK Stalin Casts His Vote In Teynampet
Along with the polls for Lok Sabha in Tamil Nadu, there will be a sort mini Assembly elections with the conduct of by-elections for 22 Assembly constituencies in two phases.
The Election Commission will hold by-elections for 18-Assembly constituencies on Thursday while the remaining four seats will go to polls on May 19.
Nearly 6 crore citizens will cast their vote in Tamil Nadu today, they are casting their vote for both Lok Sabha second phase as well as for assembly by-poll, by-elections are being held for 18 assembly constituencies in the state.