Puducherry registered 80.5 per cent polling in the election to the lone Lok Sabha seat Thursday.
Chennai: However, Chief Electoral Officer V Candavelou said that it was only a tentative figure and the percentage might go up as the polling was going on in some booths. Of the 9.73 lakh voters spread over four regions – Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam, 7.84 lakh voters exercised their franchise. The official also said polling went peacefully. While Puducherry polled 81.3 per cent, Karaikal recorded 78.5 per cent, Mahe 67 per cent and Yanam region 84.8 per cent. Nearly 76 per cent polling was registered in the by-election for Thattanchavady Assembly segment, Candavelou added.