Sources told NDTV that voting was paused in some polling booths in the Majitha constituency and the Election Commission was asked whether the EVMs could be replaced.
Reports of a large number of machines not able to function due to technical snag came in from Amritsar, Muktsar and Sangrur district. Due to the problem, polling had to be called off a number of times, Punjab Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) VK Singh said, adding these machines were replaced by others.
The VVPAT (voter verified paper audit trail) machines also developed snags in various assembly segments.
The VVPAT machine issues a slip to the voter to make sure his vote has gone to the candidate whom he voted for by pressing the key opposite the contender's name on the EVM.
The Election Department is using 31,460 EVMs in the one-day assembly elections for 117 seats in Punjab. There are 22,614 polling stations in the state.
All the key players in the state - Akali Dal-BJP combine, Congress and AAP - seemed confident of victory.
Over 50 per cent of Punjab's 1.98 crore voters had cast their votes till 3 pm, election officials said.
With inputs from IANS