75.6% voting in East Sikkim

75.6% voting in East Sikkim
Sat, Apr 13, 2019

GANGTOK,(IPR): The voting for the 12 Assembly constituencies, Parliamentary and Sangha constituencies was successfully completed in the east district on April 11.
A total of 75.6% of the voters of east district exercised their universal adult franchise in the 214 polling stations of east district.
A total of 1,29,304 voters casted their votes out of the total 1,71,028  registered voters in East Sikkim. The overall female voter turnout was recorded at 63,475 and the male voter turnout was at 65,829.   
East Sikkim has 12 Assembly constituencies, one Parliamentary constituency and one Sangha constituency.
As per the data received, Rhenock constituency recorded the highest total voter turnout in the district with 13,786 casting their votes at 79.76% of the total registered voters.
Polling parties reached the control room of Brihaspati Parsai Senior Secondary School, Ranipool where the EVMs were handed over and stored at the strong room in the presence of the observers.
No report of untoward law and order situation was recorded in the east district and the polling process went smoothly and successfully. In few polling stations, polling went till late evening due to long queues and polling process got over by 8:30 pm.
The polling parties reached back to the strong room late night and except one all were safely received by reception team by 1:00 am. Last team which was obstructed on the way by some political party supporters was received at last after duly satisfying the people.
Strong room sealing was conducted in presence of all General Observers in morning of April 12 around 6:00am. The EVMs stored in the strong room will be opened only on the counting day i.e. May 23.

No irregularity found in East polling stations
GANGTOK, April 12 (IPR): The scrutiny of Form 17 C, 17 A and Presiding Officers diary were done by District Election Officer (East) Kapil Meena in Brihaspati Parsai Senior Secondary School, Ranipool, today. The scrutiny was done in the presence of General Observer for Parliamentary constituency, Ameya Abhyankar, General Observers for Assembly constituencies (East), Mousami Chattraj Chaudhuri and B.Ram Sashtri, contesting candidates and representatives of political parties.
Kapil Meena elucidated the purpose and process of scrutiny to the contesting candidates present.
Fourteen polling stations of 13 Assembly constituencies including Sangha and 1 Parliamentary constituency were selected for scrutiny as per the guidelines of Election Commission of India.
During the process of scrutiny, none of the polling station was found to be having major errors or irregularities. Hence, as per Election Commission of India guidelines, no case was found fit to recommend for any re-poll etc. Accordingly reports were sent to Election Commission of India.


Area: 7096 Sq Km
Altitude: 5,840 ft
Population: 6.10 Lakhs
Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 ft. to over 28,509 ft above sea level
Summer: Max- 21°C ; Min – 13°C
Winter: Max -13°C ; Min – 0.48°C
Rainfall: 325 cm per annum
Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi