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Voting over, fate of candidates sealed

Bengaluru: Voting is underway in Karnataka for 222 assembly seats in the 225 member legislature. About 61.25% voters turned out to exercise their franchise till 5 pm. The polling will end by 6 pm.

Video Courtesy: ANI

Voters who are on queue at 6.00 pm will also be allowed to register their franchise.


Counting of the votes will take place on May 15.


  • 4.20 pm: Rain lashed parts of Hubli affecting voting in Karnataka
  • Majority of the 3500 residents of Chittapur taluk's Tarkaspet village in Kalburagi district are boycotting Karnataka Elections 2018
  • 2.46 pm: Former Foreign Minister and BJP leader SM Krishna casts his vote in a polling booth in Bengaluru
  • 2.38 pm: Voters queued up at a polling booth in Dharwad's Navalgund
  • 2.01 pm: 37% voter turnout till 1 pm.
  • 1.37 pm: BJP is openly supporting JDS: Siddaramaiah
  • 1.03 pm: Malpractices have increased in election and it's not a good sign in democracy: Former Karnataka Lokayukta Justice Santhosh Hegde
  • 12.58 am: Clash between BJP and Congress workers in Hampi Nagar, Bengaluru outside a polling booth. Police on action.
  • 12.54 am: A burqa-clad woman was stopped by the police before polling booth after she refused to reveal her face.
  • 12.27 am: Ruckus outside a polling booth in Dharwad as BJP alleges that polling officers acting in the behest of Congress candidate Vinay Kulkarni.
  • 11.27 am: HD Kumaraswamy and his wife Anitha voted in Ramanagara.
  • 11.15 am: 24% voter turnout for Karnataka state polls till 11 am.
  • 10.24 am: Former cricketer Rahul Dravid cast vote in Indiranagar, Bengaluru.
  • 10.00 am: BJP will be restricted to 60-70 seats: Mallikarjun Kharge, Lok Sabha leader of the Congress
  • 9:38 am: HD Deve Gowda comes out of the polling booth along with family.
  • 9.34 am: Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar of erstwhile Mysore dynasty on queue to cast his vote.
  • 9.30 am: Dakshina Kannada and the coastal regions of Karnataka witnessed the highest turnout till 9 am with 16%.
  • 9.27 am: 10.6% voter turnout till 9 am.
  • 9.13 am: Karnataka Congress chief G Parameshwara cast his vote in Heggere, Tumakuru.
  • 9.12 am: Expect to form government: Deve Gowda
  • 8:47 am: JDS CM face HD Kumaraswamy met with Nirmalanandanatha Mahaswami of Sri Adichunchanagiri Mahasamsthana Math ahead of voting.

  • 7:28 am: Queues witnessed before polling booths in rural Karnataka.

  • 7.14 am: Voters line up early to cast votes across the state.
  • 7.11 am: BJP leader and union minister DV Sadananda Gowda voted in Puttur.
  • 7.08 am: BJP chief ministerial face BS Yedyurappa cast vote at Shikaripura in Shivamogga district.
  • 7.00 am: Voting begins for Karnataka state polls.
  • 6.50 am: Polling officers inspect the electronic voting machine ahead of polls.
  • 6:30 am: Preparations underway in polling booths ahead of election. Security beefed up ahead of polls across the state.

For more updates stay tuned to ETV Bharat.

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