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27,000 voters prefer NOTA

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The voters in high numbers preferred None Of The Above (NOTA) option in the district during state assembly elections. A total of 26,945 voters have preferred it. Highest 3,024 voters in Igatpuri-Trimbakeshwar constituency preferred the option of NOTA, while lowest 1,143 voters preferred NOTA in Malegaon constituency.

Considering criminalisation of politics and reducing number of educated voters, voters are seen less enthusiastic about the election process. This resulted in reducing the percentage of voting. The Election Commission of India had created awareness on a large scale to increase voting percentage this time.

Despite this, the district recorded 62% voting this time. During state assembly elections in 2014, 64% voting was registered. This time voters in large numbers have preferred the option of NOTA. The district has a total of 45.44 lakh voters. Of them, 28.18 lakh voters exercised their voting right. Out of them, 26,945 voters preferred NOTA. Barring constituencies in the urban area, voters from the rural area have prefered the option.

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