The repoll at polling station no.13 at Kubza under Aonglenden Assembly constituency in Mokokchung district recorded 44.68 percent turnout of voters on Wednesday. Of the 640 electorate, 286 cast their votes amid tight security.
The voting which commenced at 7 am and concluded at 3 pm was peaceful. Five companies of security forces were deployed to conduct the repoll in the polling station.
The Election Commission of India on Tuesday ordered the repoll after a group of people barged into the polling station and damaged the ballot unit and controlling unit of electronic voting machine when the polling process was on for the Lok Sabha by-election in the state on Monday. The directive for the re-poll at Kubza was communicated by ECI secretary Arvind Anand in a letter addressed to Nagaland chief electoral officer Abhijit Sinha.
Regarding the political parties’ demand for re-poll in another 17 polling stations, the respective deputy commissioners and additional returning officers along with the observer checked each complaint during the scrutiny and did not recommend for repoll.
The counting of votes will take place on Thursday to decide the fate of the two contesting candidates – Tokheho Yepthomi of ruling Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party and Opposition Naga People’s Front’s C Apok Jamir. The counting will be held in all the election district headquarters across the state.