The 17th LokSabha stretched through 6 weeks and recorded the highest voter turnout in the history of Indian LokSabha elections. The final voter turnout stood at 67.11%, according to the Election Commission.
Despite the fact that the voter turnout was highest or the BJP-led NDA created history by grabbing a majority of the seats, there was a noticeable part of those two who had rejected all the candidates and instead went for NOTA (None of the above). The NOTA option is given to the voters when they do not believe in any candidate. Bihar topped the chart of the NOTA turnout. It saw 817,139 voters opting for NOTA. According to the Election Commission's website, the NOTA vote share in the state stood at 2% of the total votes polled that has 40 Lok Sabha seats. According to a table shared by the website, Bihar was followed by Andhra Pradesh at 1.49% and then by Chhattisgarh at 1.44%. The Lowest Nota Turnout was in the state of Uttar Pradesh at 0.84%. The NOTA option was introduced in India following the Supreme Court directive in 2013 in the People’s Union for Civil Liberties v Union of India judgment. It was exercised by the voters for the first time in the 2013 Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh.