Mumbai. Maharashtra witnessed lower voter turnout compared to the 2014 assembly elections. The voter’s final voter turnout stood at 60.46 percent, 3 percent down than the figures of 63.13 percent of 2014.
Continuing with its disrepute of lower voter turnout Mumbai witnessed a poor turnout of 46.93 percent. This is when the polling officer at a booth in Borivali used an innovative technique to increase the voter turnout. He announced it on news that the polling booth in Borivali is flooded. Just 5 minutes after the news spread, there was a record turnout of voters and by the end of the day there was 98 % voting in that booth, that’s the highest number in the country.
Other polling booths were left behind as they did not use this technique, but the EC is highly impressed with the polling officer, Mr Shwetank Srivastava and will reward him heavily. The idea will be patented for use in next lok sabha elections in Mumbai.
Delhi officials of EC will try a new technique for the Delhi Assembly polls. They will announce that there will be a temporary car showroom built just near to the polling booth. This way the polling will increase as people in Delhi really love cars.