50% voter turnout in Municipal Corporation of Delhi polls
New Delhi, December 4, 2022
The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections held on Sunday witnessed a lower turnout of voters compared to the 2017 polls with around 50 per cent of the electorate exercising their franchisee, officials said.
The election officials, citing data available till 5.30 p.m., said around 50 per turnout was recorded, adding the final figures would be known later. The turnout in the 2017 civic body elections was 54 per cent.
A total of 13,638 polling centres were set up for the polling on Sunday.
The polling had started at 8 am and ended at 5 pm.
The results will be announced on December 7.
A total of 1,349 candidates are the in fray for 250 wards of the MCD.
The prime contest in the civic body polls is between the BJP and the AAP. Both parties have fielded 250 candidates each in all the 250 wards.
The Congress, which is hoping to bag more wards this time compared to the 2017 civic body elections, has fielded 247 candidates.