Bihar polls: 9 lakh voters opt for 'NOTA'

New Delhi: According to figures made available by the poll body yesterday, 9,13,561 voters opted for the NOTA option in the state which has 243 assembly seats.

Percentage-wise, around 2.5 per cent voters hit the NOTA button which is placed as the last option on the electronic voting machine.

Out of a total of over 6.68 crore voters, 56.80 per cent had exercised their franchise, the highest ever in Bihar’s history, be it Assembly or Lok Sabha elections.

The NOTA option on electronic voting machines this time had its own symbol — a ballot paper with a black cross across it.
The Bihar assembly polls were the first where the symbol appeared next to the ‘none of the above’ option on the last panel of EVMs and ballot papers.

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