Karnataka: Bangalore records 45 percent voting at 4 pm

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Bangalore, May 5: After nine hours of voting, there was average polling of just 50 percent in Karnataka today. There was an initial burst of voters in the morning and first three hours registered 20 percent turnout but it lost momentum in the afternoon due to heat of a hot summer.

At 4 pm, the voting in different districts was: Bangalore: 45 percent, Bangalore rural: 40, Mysore: 50, Haveri: 55, Gulbarga: 50, Mangalore: 44, Chamrajanagar: 50, Bidar: 40, Dharwad: 55, Baglkote: 41, Ramnagar: 57, Gadag: 42, Belgaum: 52, Chitradurga: 45, Mandya: 53, Davangere: 46, Bellary: 35, Koppal: 52, Chikkaballapur: 58, Uttar Kannada: 46, Udupi: 52, Tumkur: 51, Raichur: 46, Chikmagalur: 40, Hassan: 44, Bijapur: 48, Yadgir: 43 and Kodagu: 55.

In the 2008 elections, voter turnout in the State was 64.91 per cent. The highest voting percentage in Karnataka history was in 1978, when it recorded 71.9 percent.

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