1. Dhubri led the nation with a 92.08% voter turnout in the Lok Sabha elections.
2. Assam’s Barpeta and Nagaon also ranked in the top 10 for voter turnout.
3. High voter engagement in these constituencies highlights strong democratic commitment.

Dhubri, May 26: In the first five phases of the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, Assam’s Dhubri constituency achieved a remarkable feat by recording the highest voter turnout in the country, reaching a staggering 92.08 percent.

This unprecedented level of civic participation places Dhubri at the top of the national voter turnout rankings, showcasing the residents’ commitment to the democratic process.

Adding to this notable achievement, two other constituencies from Assam—Barpeta and Nagaon—also secured positions within the top 10 for voter turnout.

Barpeta registered an impressive 85.24 percent, while Nagaon closely followed with 84.97 percent.

These figures highlight the robust voter engagement across multiple regions within the state.

Assam participated in the elections across three phases. The first phase, held on April 19, witnessed a turnout of 78.25 percent.

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The second phase on April 26 saw a turnout of 77.35 percent, and voter enthusiasm peaked in the third phase on May 7, with an impressive 81.71 percent turnout.

Dhubri and Barpeta were part of the third phase, while Nagaon participated in the second phase.

Dhubri’s exceptional turnout is particularly noteworthy given the logistical challenges faced by voters in the region.

With approximately 2.6 million eligible voters, about 2.45 million exercised their democratic rights, demonstrating a remarkable level of civic engagement.

Residents of riverine areas in Dhubri navigated the Brahmaputra River by boats to reach polling stations, a testament to their determination.

Visuals of large crowds embarking on boat rides to vote circulated widely on social media, highlighting the voters’ commitment.

The high voter turnout in Dhubri can be attributed to demographic shifts, notably the inclusion of several Muslim-majority areas into the constituency.

The emergence of Rakibul Hussain as a significant contender in Dhubri has challenged established political players, reflecting a dynamic political landscape.

Additionally, increased youth participation signals a shift towards regional political outfits, indicating evolving voter preferences.

In stark contrast, Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar constituency recorded the lowest voter turnout at 38.48 percent, followed by Bihar’s Nawada with 43.17 percent. These figures underscore the diverse voter engagement levels across different regions of India.

Besides Assam, the top 10 constituencies with the highest voter turnouts included the Lakshadweep constituency and six constituencies from Andhra Pradesh.

This list is a testament to the varied yet high levels of voter engagement across the country, with Assam’s Dhubri, Barpeta, and Nagaon leading the way.

The robust voter participation in Assam, particularly in Dhubri, not only highlights the region’s democratic vitality but also sets a benchmark for other constituencies.

As the election progresses, the high turnouts in these constituencies underscore the importance of active civic engagement in shaping the country’s political future.