Chandigarh, 20th May 2019:Chandigarh Parliamentary Constituency recorded 70.62% voter turnout on the day of polling i.e. 19th May 2019. The highest voter turnout of 85.41% was seen at Polling Station Government Model High School, Sector 25, and Government Model School (Smart), Sector 53. 84.59 % was recorded at Anganwadi Building No 2, Maloya Colony, 84.52 at Government High School, Maloya Colony, 84.22 % at Anganwadi Composit Building No 4, Near Community Center, Dadu Majra Colony. Government Model High School Pocket No 8, Indira Colony, Manimajra (83.64%), Government Senior Secondary School, Dadumajra Colony(83.44 %), (83.32%) RIMT School Manimajra polling stations also saw voter turnout on a higher side.
However, some polling stations recorded low voter turnout like Government High School, Sector 31 C (47.05%), Government High School Sector 47 (50.58%), Government Model High School, New Building Sector 26 (51.17%), Government Model Senior Secondary School, sector 20 B (51.79%), Kids are Kids School, Sector 42 C (52.21%), Government Model High School, Sector 43 A (53.76%) and Government Model High School Sector 54 (55.09%).
To appreciate and interact on the process of elections in Chandigarh Parliamentary constituency, and as per the guidelines of Election Commission of India, the British High Commissioner visited the District Control Centre at DC com RO office Sector 17 and various polling stations like Carmel convent school sector 9, Govt. Model Senior secondary school sector 10, Govt. High School, Sarangpur, Govt. High School, Sector 47.
Out of 597 polling stations, 75 polling stations at 22 locations were made the Model Polling stations. This is to report that all the 597 polling stations were equipped with all the Assured Minimum Facilities (AMFs) and improved Queue Management System as developed by the NIC Chandigarh. The Polling stations managed by all Women Polling Party were MCM DAV COLLEGE SECTOR 36, CARMEL CONVENT SCHOOL SECTOR 9, and NEW PUBLIC SCHOOL SECTOR 18. These booths also witnessed an overwhelming response of the Voters.
As a noble initiative by the Election Team Chandigarh for including the employees of the persons with disability quota, Govt Model Sr Sec School Sector 10 Polling station was manned by all PwD members.
To make elections accessible for all, pick and drop facility was availed by 41 persons with disability who called/registered at the toll free number 1950, and arrangement of wheelchair and prioritize access was provided to all such voters. More than 1200 NSS volunteers deputed at the polling stations to assist the aged and Persons with disability voters.
No cases of booth capturing, Violence and law and order were recorded, and all the diaries of presiding officers were also thoroughly scrutinized and no discrepancies were found.
Overall a peaceful, free and fair election was conducted by the Election Department of the UT Chandigarh under the leadership of CEO, General Observer and the Returning Officer of UT Chandigarh.