Mizoram Assembly elections: Polling concludes, nearly 70% voter turnout recorded till 3 pm
PTC News Desk: Voting in Mizoram concluded on Tuesday, with people casting votes to elect representatives to the state assembly for 40 seats.
According to Election Commission data, 69.87 percent of voters in the northeastern state had exercised their right to vote by 3 p.m.
Elections for a new assembly began at 7 a.m. and ended at 4 p.m., according to officials.
According to poll data, the Tuichang seat had a voter turnout of 77.12 percent, Tuikum had an 81.33 percent turnout, East TuiPui had a 75.12 percent turnout, and Lawngtlai West had a 76.44 percent turnout.
Chief Minister Zoramthanga, a head of the Mizo National Front, is running for re-election in Aizawl East-I.
Lalduhoma, the leader of the Zoram People's Movement (ZPM) and the party's chief ministerial candidate, is running from Serchhip.
2018 Assembly Elections
The Mizo National Front (MNF) won 26 seats in the 2018 elections with a vote share of 37.8 percent, deposing Congress.
Mizo National Front, Indian National Congress, and Zoram People's Movement have all fielded candidates for all 40 seats, while the BJP has fielded 23.
The polling percentage will rise in the final polling figures to be released by the Election Commission.
On Tuesday, the first phase of voting for 20 seats in the Chhattisgarh assembly elections was also held. Votes in Mizoram, Chhattisgarh, and three other states going to the polls later this month will be counted on December 3.