The first phase of the mega seven-phase Lok Sabha Elections kicked off on Thursday across 91 Lok Sabha constituencies spread over 20 states and Union Territories.
Here's the latest voter turnout of the Northeast states:
An estimated 66 percent of the voters in Arunachal Pradesh exercised their franchise on Thursday to elect members of the state Assembly and the two
Lok Sabha MPs, an election official said.
Arunachal Pradesh has a total of 7,94,162 voters, including 4,01,601 women. Elections to the state Assembly and two Lok Sabha seats were held simultaneously. Additional Chief Electoral Officer Kangki Darang said
that according to reports available from the respective district election officers (DEOs) roughly 66 percent voting was recorded in the state till 5 pm.
Over 62 percent of the 7,87,777 electorate cast their votes on Thursday for the lone Lok Sabha seat in Mizoram under heavy security cover, a top official said.
The state's Chief Electoral Officer Ashish Kundra said that over 62 per cent voters had cast their votes by the end of polling at 5 p.m. since voting began at 7 a.m. across 1,175 polling stations.
Brisk voting was reported from many places with
enthusiastic voters coming to the polling stations to exercise
Voting in the lone Lok Sabha parliamentary seat ended peacefully on Thursday, with an estimated 78 per cent voter turnout.
"We expect the percentage to increase," Chief Electoral Officer Abhijit Sinha told IANS.
"Polling has been conducted in a free, fair and peaceful manner with no report of major incidents," Sinha said.
However, he said there were reports of snags in some electronic voting machines (EVMs) but these were quickly replaced.
Nagaland has 12,13,777 voters, including 596,134 women.
Over 78 per cent of the total of 13,47,381 electorates voted on Thursday for the first phase of balloting in West Tripura parliamentary seat in Tripura, officials said.
A poll official said after receiving the final reports from all the district magistrates (district electoral officers), the polling percentage might be increase.
In Tripura, the final polling percentage of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls was 85 percent.
Five Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam that polled on Thursday saw a high voter turnout despite growing protests against the BJP-led government's move to pass the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016.
The five constituencies that went to polls on Thursday -- Tezpur, Kaliabar, Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Lakhimpur -- are also known as the tea belt of Assam since majority of the tea gardens in the state fall under these five constituencies.
Overall voting percentage in these constituencies stood at about 59.46 per cent at 3.00 p.m, with Tezpur witnessing over 63 per cent polling, Kaliabar 60 per cent, Jorhat 62 per cent, Dibrugarh 59.29 per cent and Lakhimpur recording 53 per cent voting.
(The story will be updated with latest numbers.)
First Published: IST