Malfunctioning of EVM’s and Clashes led polling to continue till midnight in AP
Making the history of sorts, polling in some booths in Andhra Pradesh continued till midnight as the total voter turnout reached nearly 80 percent, capping hours of tension and clashes that left two dead and scores of others injured.
Voting continued till midnight in some polling booths in Andhra Pradesh as faulty Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) hampered voting in the day. Reportedly, clashes at some polling booths in the state also led to the delay.
Though the scheduled polling time ended at 6.00 pm, voters in the queue waiting outside the booths were being allowed to exercise their franchise.
As many as 25 incidents of violence marred polling for simultaneous elections to the 175-member Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats.
The polling concluded around midnight in some polling stations in Guntur, Krishna, Nellore, and Kurnool districts as authorities allowed all the voters standing in queues at 6 pm to cast their votes.
Malfunctioning of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and clashes led to the delay in about 400 polling stations in different parts of the state.