UP elections: 0.9 percent exercised NOTA

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Only one per cent of the voters have used None Of The Above option. A total of 11,22,07 have exercised this option. The exact per centage of those who have exercised the NOTA is 0.9 per cent.

The total number of voters in Uttar Pradesh is 134,351,297. The state has a total of 403 constituencies. Prior to the elections there were reports that the power of the NOTA was being underestimated in the state of UP.

UP elections: 0.9 percent exercised NOTA

NOTA is a ballot option that a voter can chose instead of giving their vote to any of the candidates. In the year 2009, the Election Commission of India had asked the Supreme Court to offer this option on the EVMs. The government had however opposed the same. But the SC ruled that every voter must have the right to register a NOTA. The option has been available since 2013.

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