Voting to vote!

Mumbai - The city goes to the polls tomorrow to elect its next civic body for the next five years.

Mumbaikars have been notorious in the past for low voter turnout during elections. The city has 91.8 lakh registered voters this time round, and the BMC has allotted a whopping Rs 70 crore towards conducting polls this year, of which a sizeable sum is spent on educating the voter to exercise her right.

The highest turnout the city has seen has been in the 2014 assembly elections, when 51 per cent of Mumbai's electorate turned up to ink its fingers.

Mumbai Live, which scoured the city's streets on Monday morning to gauge the voter mood, found it pleasantly upbeat. Several of those who we spoke to, said they would be voting tomorrow, although some said they would exercise the NOTA option.

Not many are enthused by the offers and discounts floated by the city's establishments as an incentive to voting. The Mumbai voter appears to be genuinely enthused about voting for the right candidate this time round.

Here's what they have to say.

 

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