"About 78 percent of the electorates exercised their franchise in second phase of polling for 103 urban bodies – 20 Municipal Councils and 83 nagar panchayats," State Election Commissioner P C Dalei said.
    
The highest turnout was recorded in Dhamtari district (88 percent) followed by Surguja (86 percent) and Raigarh (85 percent), while Naxal-affected Dantewada witnessed a relatively lower turnout of 60 percent.
    
Voter participation in other prominent districts was: Bilaspur (75 percent), Raipur (75 percent), Rajnandgaon  (81 percent) and Durg (83 percent).
    
The electoral fate of as many as many as 6,171 candidates have been locked in the EVMs.
    
"No untoward incidents were reported from any area during the polling," Dalei said.
    
The first phase of polling on December 29 for 51 urban bodies saw 73.06 percent voting.
    
Counting will take place on January 4.

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