Meghalaya government has always been the blessing of rural voters. The election of 2013 once again reaffirmed the same with higher percentage turnout of rural voters compared to the urban. The official results shows that 13,23,110 out of the 15,02,509 registered voters cast their vote with the Nartiang constituency recording the highest voter turnout of 94.88 percent, while the ‘urban’ Shillong North constituency with 71.45 per cent recorded the lowest turnout.
The total voter turnout for 2013 election is 88.06 percent, wherein urban turnout was 75.52 percent while rural vote cast was 88.86 percent. Despite the fact that this year there were addition of more than a lakh of new voters who have just turned 18.