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Sohiong Election: Voter turnout at 67.76% till 1 PM

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Shillong, May 10: The voter turnout for the election to Sohiong constituency stood at 67.76 percent till 1 PM.

The turnout is a marked increase from the initial 43.6 percent polling recorded at 11 AM.

Polling started at 7 AM and is scheduled to conclude at 4 PM. 34,783 voters, of which 17,096 are males and 17,687 are females, are eligible to cast their vote in 63 polling stations, to elect their new representative.

Election in Sohiong was adjourned after the sudden demise of former home minister and candidate of UDP, HDR Lyngdoh, on February 20. Assembly elections were held in rest of the state on February 27 to elect representatives for 59 constituencies.

Five companies of CAPF have been deployed for the Sohiong poll. All women flying squads have also been activated in the constituency for the first time besides all women polling station, youth managed polling stations.

As part of a unique initiative, voters at the model polling station at Nongpathaw, planted tree saplings after casting their vote.

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