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Urban voters apathetic? Hyderabad no different with 53% turnout

NYOOOZ 2018-10-10 05:30:00

Urban voters apathetic? Hyderabad no different with 53% turnout

  • | Wednesday | 10th October, 2018


HYDERABAD: Call it disdain towards electoral politics or lack of voter turnout , Hyderabad, like every metropolis or a big city, faces this problem not just every five years, but in every local election as well. Erstwhile Nalgonda district towered at 81%, while neighbouring Ranga Reddy stole a march over Hyderabad with 60% voting. But this turnout pales when compared to the state’s voting per cent of 72. This phenomenon of urban voter apathy not only puzzles the Election Commission and social scientists alike, but the GHMC as well, especially after the massive exercise of electoral rolls revision.Consider this: 53% of Hyderabad district’s registered voters cast ballots in the 2014 election. “In the urban areas, polling percentage is low when compared to the rural areas.

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