The Election Commission said that polling drew to a close at the Okhla constituency at around 9.30 pm. (Agencies)
“1.72 lakh voters were in queue by 5 pm. So, we decided to allow all those who were in queue to vote even if it goes till late in the evening," an Election Commission Official said.
Delhi recorded the highest turnout of around 66 percent and the official said it may go up further as they were still compiling the data. So far, Delhi’s highest voter turnout has been 61.75 percent recorded in the 1993 Assembly elections.
In 2003 and 2008 Assembly polls, 53.42 percent and 57.58 percent polling were recorded respectively.
A total of 1.19 crore voters were eligible to vote, out of whom around 80 lakh exercised their franchise.
Election Commission officials said the voting percentage in nine Assembly constituencies in South Delhi grew by 11 percent compared to the polls in 2008.
In nine constituencies in East Delhi, the polling percentage witnessed a 7.9 percent jump.
The Election Commission said that polling drew to a close at the Okhla constituency at around 9.30 pm.