Gangtok, 21 Oct (IPR): Bye-election for 3 Assembly constituencies of 10 Poklok Kamrang (South), 24 Martam Rumtek (East) and 27 Gangtok (East) was conducted smoothly and peacefully today. The voter turnout percentage of 10 Poklok-Kamrang (South District) was 80.56%, 24 Martam-Rumtek (East) was 72.60 % and 27 Gangtok( East District) was recorded at 51.97 %.
Out of total 15695 voters in 10 Poklok-Kamrang (South District), 6520 Male and 6124 Female voters turned out to cast their votes today. 24 Martam-Rumtek, East District had total voters of 16951 out of which 6317 Male and 5989 Female voters turned out. Whereas, 27 Gangtok in East District recorded lowest voter turnout with 3316 Male and 2792 Female out of 11752 voters. The polling day ended peacefully with 69.95% in an average of all the 3 Constituencies.
The Returning Officer, East informed that the polled Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and Voters Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPATs) are sealed and stored at the Strong Room, District Administrative Centre, Sichey with adequate security arrangements along with 24×7 CCTV coverage.
Further, he also informed that the EVMS and VVPATs will be taken out for counting from the strong room on the day of counting i.e. 24th October 2019.
The sealing process was done in the presence of General Observer for Bye Elections to 24 Martam-Rumtek Mr. Susil Kumar Yadav, General Observer,27-Gangtok Mrs. Madhurima Baruah(Sen), ARO and representatives of political parties.