Chandigarh: At a time when Punjab has registered 77 percent record voters turnout in the assembly elections, the total result of the votes recorded through the postal ballots remained poor.

A whopping 21 thousand officials on poll duty had demanded postal ballots for casting their votes in 2012 Punjab elections. Ironically, very meager six thousand officials have registered their votes in this election.

Moreover, the overall turnout of voters consisting of police personnel has been more poor.

However, the result has emerged gloomy but as compared to the last election in 2007 the condition is prettier. As many as 6, 764 officials on poll duty have casted their votes in 2007 Punjab assembly elections through this means. This year the numbers have witnessed a sheer growth at 6, 823.

The office of chief election officer had issued postal ballot papers for 16, 995 civil officials and 4, 115 police personnel on poll duty.   

Ironically, a meager 6, 290 civil officials and 533 police personnel on poll duty have casted their votes this election through postal ballots.