Brisk voting in Meghalaya (78%) and Nagaland (86%)

Another set of possible heavy turnout elections started on February 27, in Nagaland and Meghalaya. voter turnout for Nagaland was around 86% and for Meghalaya 78%, according to the Election commission of India (ECI) report.


Polling is scheduled from 7am to 4pm this day in both the states.

In Nagaland, more than 1,300,000 voters are eligible to exercise their franchise to decide the electoral fate of 183 candidates in 59 out of 60 assembly seats. Polling across 2,291 polling stations, out of which, 196 will be managed by women polling personnel and 10 by people with disabilities.

In Meghalaya, too, polling is being held in 59 out of 60 assembly seats. Polling in Sohiong constituency has been postponed due to the death of one of the candidates.

More than 2,160,000 people are eligible to cast their vote. A total of 3,419 polling booths have been set up. As many as 640 polling booths have been categorised as “vulnerable” and 323 as “critical”. A total of 369 candidates, including 36 women candidates, are in the fray.