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Heavy voter turnout in Punjab and Goa (Relevant for GS Prelims and Mains Paper II)

Punjab
Assembly polls in Punjab saw a voter turnout of 78.62% .The State recorded 78.57% polling in 2012.

Goa
Assembly elections in Goa saw a record 83% turnout, higher than the 82.2% recorded in 2012.

Special characteristics of polling in Goa

1. Each constituency had a special pink polling station, managed entirely by women, where first time women voters were presented a pink teddy bear, first time male voters, a pen and others a rose.

2. In North Goa, a polling station was managed completely by persons with disabilities to spread message of inclusiveness.

 



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