Shillong, Feb 28 (PTI) More than 15,000 voters have been rewarded with ‘early voter medals’ in Meghalaya which went to polls yesterday, a poll official said. Also Read - Election Commission Announces Karnataka MLC Seat Bypoll Date, Poll To Held On March 15

Five early voters from each of the 3025 polling stations in 59 of the 60 Assembly constituencies were rewarded with ‘early voter medals’ by the state Election Commission yesterday, Chief Electoral Officer F R Kharkongor told PTI. Also Read - Petrol, Diesel Prices Reduced by More Than Rs 7 in THIS State | Check Latest Fuel Price Here

He said some of these early voters were the enthusiastic first time voters who were spotted in the queues as early as 6 am. Also Read - Election Commission Extends Tamil Nadu Polling Time by 1 hour, Increases Stations By 25000

Around 75 per cent votes were polled in Meghalaya, he said adding that the figure might go up as the election office was awaiting data from remote places in the Garo Hills and East Jaintia Hills districts.

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