The sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections, covering 59 seats across seven states, saw a voter turnout of 63.3 per cent which was less than 65.67 per cent recorded in 2014 for the same seats, the Election Commission said on Sunday.

The voter turnout was higher in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh and almost the same in Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand. Delhi recorded a voter turnout of 59.8 per cent which is less than the 65.1 per cent in 2014.

The polling percentage was 62.91 in Haryana (71.86 in 2014), 65.17 in Jharkhand (65.43 in 2014), 79.93 in West Bengal (84.98 in 2014), 60.06 in Madhya Pradesh (56.8 in 2014), 59.38 in Bihar (57.25 in 2014) and 54.12 in Uttar Pradesh (54.53 in 2014), reported IANS.

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The Election Commission informed that overall 62.86% voter turnout was recorded.

Here's the State Voter turnout status:

Bihar: 59.29%

Haryana: 66.27%

Madhya Pradesh: 63.63%

Uttar Pradesh: 54.29%

West Bengal: 80.16%

Jharkhand: 64.50%

NCT of Delhi: 58.45%

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The Election Commission informed that till 6 pm, 59.77% voter turnout was recorded.

Here's the State Voter turnout status:

Bihar: 55.04%
Haryana: 62.43%
Madhya Pradesh: 60.24%
Uttar Pradesh: 50.82%
West Bengal: 80.13%
Jharkhand: 64.46%
NCT of Delhi: 55.44%

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The Election Commission informed that till 4 pm 50.77% voter turnout was recorded.

Here's the State Voter turnout status:

Bihar: 44.40%
Haryana: 51.86%
Madhya Pradesh: 52.78%
Uttar Pradesh: 43.26%
West Bengal: 70.51%
Jharkhand: 58.08%
NCT of Delhi: 45.24%

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New Delhi, May 12: The voting for the sixth phase of Lok Sabha election has begun at 7 am today. The polling is taking place in 59 constituencies across seven states including Delhi. Today, over 10 crore voters will decide the fate of 979 candidates by exercising their right to vote. For smooth conduct of the polls, a total of 1,13,167 polling booths have been earmarked by the Election Commission. Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 6 Voting: Which Constituencies Are Going to Polls Today?

The voting is taking place for 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Haryana, eight seats each in West Bengal, Bihar and Madhya Pradesh, seven in Delhi and four in Jharkhand. Meanwhile, the campaigning for the sixth phase had ended on Friday at 5 pm. The sale of liquor is also banned in the constituencies going for polls on May 12. The ban which began at 5 pm on Friday will continue till 6 pm on Sunday. Dry days are observed because of the Model Code of Conduct, which is imposed for conducting fair elections. How to Vote #India in General Elections 2019? Here’s All FAQs Answered.

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The Key candidates contesting the sixth phase include Aatishi and Gautam Gambhir from East Delhi, Samajwadi Party Chief Akhilesh Yadav who is contesting from Azamgarh, BJP’s Pragya Thakur and Congress candidate Digvijaya Singh from Bhopal, Maneka Gandhi from Sultanpur and Bhupinder Hooda from Sonipat. Delhi Congress President Sheila Dikshit is also taking on BJP’s Manoj Tiwari from North East Delhi.

The parliamentary polls are taking place in the country in seven phases from April 11 to May 19. Till now five phases of polling has been concluded. The counting of votes will take place on May 23 and on the same day results will be declared.