Its history made in the Assam Assembly polls this year. The state has recorded the highest voting percentage ever in the 2016 Assembly polls bettering the previous highest turnout of 79.21 per cent in 1985. The overall poll percentage this year (including first and second phase) has been recorded at 84.72 per cent. Records show that since 1985, the overall poll percentage has always been above 75 per cent.
While the first phase of polling in 65 Assembly constituencies spread across Upper Assam and Barack Valley recorded 82.20 per cent voter turnout, the second phase of polls in 61 Assembly constituencies saw 87.03 per cent voters exercising their franchise.
Highest polling percentage of 93.53 per cent was recorded at Jaleswar constituency in Golapara while the lowest percentage of 75.05 was at Silchar.
The counting of votes will be done on May 19 after the polls in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Kerala and Puducherry get over. Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry will vote on May 16 while polls in West Bengal were on April 4, April 11 and the next phases are on April 17, 21, 25, 30 and May 5.