Bengaluru: Around 67 per cent voters turned out for the urban local polling which was held on 31 of August.
For the first time, voters were given the NOTA option in the urban local body polls that were held in 3,897 polling booths across the state.
“There was a good turnout with the voting percentage touching 66 per cent at 5 pm and we expect it to reach 67 percent at the end of the day. It was peaceful and no re-polling has been ordered anywhere,” said State Election Commissioner of P.N. Srinivachari.
Srinivachari said that due to flash floods and landslides in Kodagu district, elections in Somwarpet, Virajpet and Kushalnagar will be held in the second week of October.
“I will visit Kodagu before that to oversee the preparations for the election,” Mr. Srinivasachari added.
Counting of votes will be held on September 3.
As many as 8, 340 candidates contested the polls that were held in 2,529 wards of 29 City Municipal Councils, 53 Town Municipal Councils, 23 Town Panahayats and 135 wards of the three city corporations of Shivamogga, Tumakuru and Mysuru.