97.7 per cent turnout was recorded in the general election to constitute the new central executive council of the Khasi Students‘ Union (KSU) in Meghalaya on Saturday.
Altogether 450 units of the KSU which comprised of ten electors from each unit, participated in the general election of the students’ body conducted by an independent election committee from 9 am to 3 pm.
A total of 4,400 out of 4500 eligible electors cast their votes.
Online voting was held for the first time, which was cast by KSU members of Delhi unit and Dehradun unit.
Both the units registered 100 per cent voting as all the ten electors from each unit cast their votes.
The post of president, vice president and general secretary were elected uncontested.
KSU president Lambokstarwell Marngar and general secretary Donald V Thabah retained their respective post without any contest.
Former organising secretary Biangbor Paliar was elected as vice president uncontested.
A total of 27 candidates were in the race for various posts including the three posts elected without any contest.
The election to other posts includes assistant general secretary, organising secretary, education secretary, publicity secretary and office secretary.
Counting of votes is still in progress, and the announcement of the results is likely by 8 pm.