The final polling percentage that Assam recorded in the second phase of the ongoing State Assembly election 2021 stood at 80.96%, as informed by Election Commission (EC) officials on Friday evening.

The polling in the second phase of the Assam Assembly election 2021 was held on Thursday.

At 9 pm on Thursday, Election Commission (EC) officials informed that Assam recorded 77.21% voter turnout on Thursday in the second phase of polling.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) in a press statement said the state recorded 73.03% voter turnout by 5 pm on Thursday.

The polling for the second phase of the Assam Assembly election 2021 was held for 39 Legislative Assembly constituencies.

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“The voter turnout reported by 5 pm from the 39 ACs of phase 2 in Assam is 73.03 %,” the Election Commission of India said in the statement.

Over 73 lakh electorates across 10,592 polling stations were registered to exercise their franchise in the second phase.

The number of polling stations increased in view of the fact that the number of voters per polling station has been reduced from 1500 to 1000 keeping social distancing norms in view.

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Webcasting arrangements were put in place for 5,193 polling stations in Assam, the Commission stated.

During the second phase, a total of 10,819 ballot units (BUs), 10,592 control units (CUs) and 10,592 VVPATs were used in Assam.

During the ongoing Assembly elections till the second phase, a record seizure has been achieved in Assam.

The seizure figure includes seizure of cash, liquor, narcotics and freebies.

Till Thursday, Rs. 112.54 crore was seized in Assam as against a total seizure of Rs. 16.58 crore in the Legislative Assembly election in 2016.

In Assam, 603 Flying Squads (FS) and 762 Static Surveillance Teams (SST) were operationalised to check movement of cash, liquor, drugs & freebies, the Commission stated.

Six Air Intelligence Units (AIU) of IT Department have been set up at Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur and Lakhimpur in Assam, the EC said.

A total number of 1306 cases of Model Code of Conduct violations were reported through the cVIGIL app from Assam out of which 927 were disposed as of 4.30 pm, The EC said.

While polling in the first phase of the Assam Assembly election 2021 was held on March 27, the final phase of the polling will be held on April 6, 2021.

The counting of votes for the Assam Assembly election will be held on May 2, 2021.

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