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Mizoram Assembly elections 2018 highlights: Polling ends, 75% voter turnout recorded

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Aizawal, Nov 28: A voter turnout of about 75 per cent was recorded in the Mizoram Assembly polls on Wednesday, Deputy Election Commissioner Sudip Jain said. Polling was held in all 40 assembly seats in the northeast state. Voting began for the 40 assembly seats in the Mizoram elections. Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla is seeking a third consecutive term while the BJP would look to put up strong fight.

106-year-old woman (Image courtesy - ANI/Twitter)

Can the BJP extend its improve its performance in the north east? Can Congress retain the state or will the MNF spring a surprise.

Here are the highlights of Mizoram Assembly elections 2018:

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7:54 PM, 28 Nov
A voter turnout of about 75 per cent was recorded in the Mizoram Assembly polls on Wednesday, Deputy Election Commissioner Sudip Jain said here. Polling was held in all 40 assembly seats in the northeast state. The state had an electorate of 7,70,395, which included 3,94,897 female voters. There were 209 candidates, 15 of them women, in the fray. Of the 1,179 polling booths, 47 were classified 'critical' and as many as 'vulnerable' by the Election Commission.
7:37 PM, 28 Nov
75% voter turnout recorded till 5 pm in Mizoram.
5:19 PM, 28 Nov
Mizoram: 67 percent voter turnout till 3 pm, with maximum voting reported from the Serrchip district (74 per cent). Seventy two per cent voting in Champhai, 70 percent in districts Lunglei, Kolasib, Saiha and Mamit, 62 per cent in Aizawl and 6 per cent in Lawngtlai till 3pm.
3:27 PM, 28 Nov
58% voter turnout recorded till 3 pm in Mizoram.
2:37 PM, 28 Nov
Brisk polling underway in Mizoram.
1:52 PM, 28 Nov
A large number of Bru refugees came out to cast their ballots at polling stations in Kanhmun in the state's Mamit district, something which was not seen much in the earlier elections in the state.
1:40 PM, 28 Nov
49% voter turnout recorded till 1 pm in Mizoram.
12:17 PM, 28 Nov
Mizoram has one all-women polling booth in each of its 40 constituencies this time. The initiative has been taken to encourage women voters to turn out in good numbers.
12:16 PM, 28 Nov
Voting in some booths delayed due to fault in 42 VVPATs, 19 control units and 25 ballot units, say reports.
11:44 AM, 28 Nov
29% voting recorded in Mizoram till 11 am.
10:11 AM, 28 Nov
The election office sources said 40 companies of central armed police force in addition to the state police force have been deployed to ensure free and fair polls. Each constituency has one polling booth exclusively for women voters, manned by women polling and security personnel. These booths have been named after a flower called 'Dingdi'. (PTI)
10:11 AM, 28 Nov
Bru voters from six relief camps in North Tripura district arrived at Kanhmun village, along Mizoram-Tripura border, where 15 temporary polling stations were erected around 6am. The voters had to walk around 500 metres from the interstate border to reach the polling stations, where members of local civil societies welcomed them with pork curry. Altogether, 47 of 1,179 polling booths have been classified as 'critical' and as many as 'vulnerable' by the Election Commission. (PTI)
10:08 AM, 28 Nov
Long queues of enthusiastic voters were seen outside many polling stations early in the day. Former chief minister and opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) chief Zoramthanga was among the first ones to exercise franchise at 7am. Zoramthanga cast his vote at Ramhlun polling booth in Aizawl North-II constituency.
9:39 AM, 28 Nov
15% voting recorded in Mizoram till 9 am.
9:29 AM, 28 Nov
Voting underway in Mizoram.
8:44 AM, 28 Nov
Chief minister Lal Thanhawla is contesting from two seats — Serchhip and Champhai South.
8:31 AM, 28 Nov
"I request my sisters and brothers of Mizoram, particularly the dynamic youth of the state, to turnout in large numbers and vote," tweets PM Modi.
7:04 AM, 28 Nov
Voting has begun for the 40 assembly seats
7:04 AM, 28 Nov
The borders have been sealed and security tightened.
7:04 AM, 28 Nov
Mizoram shares 310-km unfenced borders with Bangladesh and 510-km boundary with Myanmar. The Border Security Force (BSF) troopers have been deployed along the Bangladesh borders, while the Assam Rifles have been posted along the Myanmar border.
6:49 AM, 28 Nov
The voting would be held between 7 am and 4 pm.
6:49 AM, 28 Nov
A total of 209 candidates are in fray.
6:49 AM, 28 Nov
There are 7,70,395 voters, including 3,94,897 women.
6:49 AM, 28 Nov
Mizoram has a population of around 10 lakh.
6:49 AM, 28 Nov
Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla would be seeking a third consecutive term.
6:49 AM, 28 Nov
The Congress and the Mizoram National Party (MNF) have ruled Mizoram since 1987 when it became a full-fledged state.

Important facts about Mizoram Assembly elections 2018:

  • A total of 209 candidates are in fray.
  • There are 7,70,395 voters, including 3,94,897 women.
  • Mizoram has a population of around 10 lakh.
  • Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla would be seeking a third consecutive term.
  • The Congress and the Mizoram National Party (MNF) have ruled Mizoram since 1987 when it became a full-fledged state.

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