The counting of the votes for Vellore Constituency in Tamil Nadu began today at about 8AM at a centre set up on the premises of an engineering college. The constituency has 14.32 lakh voters spread in six Assembly segments and 71.51 percent votes were polled.
The poll to the Vellore Lok Sabha seat, originally scheduled to be held in April alongside some other seats in Tamil Nadu, was canceled following tax raids here and cash seizures.
Of the 28 candidates who contested the polls held on August 5, the main contest is between AC Shanmugam of the AIADMK and DM Kathir Anand of the DMK.
02:30 AM | After 13th round of counting, DMK leads by 19,228 votes
Cumulative votes at the end of 13th round, DMK – 3,47,274; AIADMK- 3,28,046.
12:45 PM | Trends seem to juggling; DMK leads by a margin of 17,000 vote
DMK Kathir Anand: 352,156 votes
AIADMK A C Shanmugam: 334,958 votes
NT Deepalakshmi: 18,782 votes
11:20 AM | Vote count after fifth round shows AIADMK leading by 9,215 votes
AIADMK- 1, 34,593
11:10 AM | AIADMK leads by 10,717 votes at the end of fourth round.
AIADMK continues to lead the battle even after the fourth round of vote count.
11:00 AM | Third round results for Vellore Lok Sabha constituency
DMK – 25082 AIADMK – 26212
10:30 AM | Vote count after second round shows AIADMK leading by 5,386 votes
Cummulative votes: DMK-49,734, AIDMK- 55,120
10:15 AM | Neck to neck race; AIADMK leads with thin margin
AIADMK A C Shanmugam: 54,744 votes
DMK Kathir Anand: 47,670 votes
10:00 AM | Constituency wise results after 1st round of counting
Vellore: DMK – 6,087, AIADMK-3,229
Anicut: DMK – 3899, AIADMK-3,768
KV Kuppam: DMK- 32,37, AIADMK- 4,154
Gudiyatham: DMK- 3,301, AIADMK- 5,184
Vaniyambadi: DMK- 4,288, AIADMK- 4,978
Ambur: DMK- 3,994, AIADMK- 4,406
DMK- 24,806, AIADMK- 25,719; AIADMK leads by 913 votes.
09:30 AM | DMK leads by 1,545 votes
09:00 AM | Counting of vote begins
Counting of votes for the Vellore Lok Sabha constituency began at 8 am on Friday