The counting of votes for the GHADC elections has begun in Meghalaya. 

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Results will be declared for the 29 constituencies of the GHADC (Garo Hills Autonomous District Council) that went to polls on Monday (April 12). 

Counting of votes began at 8am on Thursday.

As many as 182 candidates including 8 women candidates are contesting the GHADC elections from the 29 Council seats in Meghalaya. 

A high voter turnout was recorded on the polling day for the GHADC elections. 

An estimated 69.42 percent voter turnout was recorded on the polling day for the GHADC elections. 

Voting was held in as many as 953 polling booths across 29 GHADC constituencies spread across 5 Garo Hills districts of Meghalaya. 

Polling was by and large peaceful and there were no report glitches in the functioning of EVMs during the voting hours. 

Voting was held amid protests by various organisations in Garo Hills districts of Meghalaya against the participation of “non-tribals” as voters and as candidates. 

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The ruling NPP, BJP and opposition Congress have fielded candidates from the non-tribal communities in some of the constituencies, especially in the plain belts of Garo Hills which has a mixed population. 

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