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TN turnout over 63% amid EVM, VVPAT glitches

Curtains came down on polling in 37 of 38 Lok Sabha and 18 Assembly constituencies, where by-elections were held on Thursday, at 6 p.m. As many as 384 faulty electronic voting machines and 692 faulty Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines were replaced across the state.

Polling will continue in Madurai Lok Sabha seat till 8 p.m. owing to the annual Chithirai festival.

While gates of the polling booths were closed at 6 pm, those who were present there for voting will be allowed to exercise the democratic right.

Speaking to reporters in the state capital, Tamil Nadu Chief Electoral Officer Satyabrata Sahoo said 63.73 per cent of the eligible voters had voted by 5 p.m.

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