With the completion of all rounds of polling for 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, altogether 8.07 crore voters out of a total 13.80 crores exercised their franchise.
       
The overall turnout for 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state was 58.29 percent, Chief Electoral Officer Umesh Sinha said.
       
An estimated 54.21 percent voters exercised their franchise for 18 seats with Maharajganj recording the highest turnout of 59.54 percent.
      
In high-profile constituencies of Varanasi and Azamgarh, where Modi and Mulayam were in the fray, the turnout was 55.22 and 55.4 percent respectively.
      
The fate of as many as 328 candidates were sealed in Electronic Voting Machines.

In Kushinagar, from where minister of State for Home R P N Singh had entered the electoral race, 55.20 percent votes were cast.
      
Domariyaganj recorded 53 percent voting, Deoria 53.30, Bansgaon 50.60, Lalganj 56, Ghosi 53.92, Salempur 51.8, Ballia 53.94 and Jaunpur 52.80, the CEO said.
      
Ghazipur saw 54.60 percent polling, Chandauli 57.24, Mirzapur 53.64 and Robertsganj 54, he said.
    
 "In Lalganj and Salempur constituencies, the electorate chose not to cast votes in Nizamabad and Belthara booths respectively," the Chief Electoral Officer said.
      
In 2009 general elections, a total of 5.53 crore voters had exercised their franchise in the state, the CEO said.

(Agencies)

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