Unless I am out of country, I have never missed voting for representative elections (corporation / assembly / parliament) from the year I became eligible to vote which was nearly two decades ago. Today it was turn for Lok Sabha (Indian Parliament) elections to be held in Chennai and rest of Tamil Nadu, I dutifully voted. The arrangements by Election commission was simple but efficient, the whole process took less than 10 minutes including the queue time. The booth for my street was about 200 metres from my house.


As per evening news it was reported over 70% polling in Tamil Nadu and about 58% in the South Madras constituency where I live. There were 43 choices (42 candidates and 1 for NOTA – None of the above) kept across 4 EVM machines.


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