31.74 Per Cent Voter Turnout Recorded Till 1 PM In Maharashtra

Elections 2019: BJP MP Poonam Mahajan, industrialist Anil Ambani, Congress nominee Urmila Matondkar and actor Rekha were among the early voters in Mumbai.

31.74 Per Cent Voter Turnout Recorded Till 1 PM In Maharashtra

General Election 2019: Polling began at 7 am and long queues were seen at booths. (AFP)

Mumbai:

An average 31.74 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 1 pm in Maharashtra's 17 seats today as polling for the fourth and last phase of Lok Sabha elections in the state was underway.

Complaints of technical glitches in EVMs and VVPAT machines in some polling booths were addressed, an election official said.

Sachin Tendulkar with his wife Anjali Tendulkar cast their votes at a booth in Mumbai. Their son Arjun Tendulkar, a budding left arm pacer, voted for the first time as he turned 18 years old recently.

So far, Nandurbar Lok Sabha seat recorded highest polling at 40.05 per cent while Kalyan constituency saw lowest voter turnout of 25.31 per cent, according to an official statement.

The voting figures till 1 pm in other constituencies are as follows:

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Dhule 31.08 per cent, Dindori 35.69 per cent, Nashik 30.86 per cent, Palghar 36.16 per cent, Bhiwandi 30.30 per cent, Thane 29.63 per cent, Mumbai-North 32.93 per cent, Mumbai-North West 29.87 per cent, Mumbai-North East 32.37 per cent, Mumbai-North Central 28.29 per cent, Mumbai-South Central 30.02 per cent, Mumbai-South 28.23 per cent, Maval 31.87 per cent, Shirur 32.05 per cent and Shirdi 34.87 per cent.

As many as 3.11 crore voters spread across the Mumbai metropolitan region and northern and western Maharashtra are eligible to exercise their franchise to decide the fate of 323 candidates in the fray in these 17 seats.

Around 40 polling booths in these constituencies, including 26 in suburban Mumbai, are being managed women.