The voter turnout in Maharashtra and Haryana was at 6.78% and 11.68% respectively. The numbers were a somber 8.92% and 5.77% in Haryana and Maharashtra respectively until 10am.
New Delhi: The voter turnout in Maharashtra and Haryana was at 6.78% and 11.68% respectively until 11am on Monday, according to the Election Commission (EC).
Polling for 90 seats of Haryana and 288 constituencies of Maharashtra began at 7 am today and will continue till 6 pm in the evening.
The electoral fate of over 4,400 candidates -- 1,169 in Haryana and 3,237 in Maharashtra will be sealed in EVMs by the voters who will exercise their democratic franchise in the assembly elections.
In Haryana, 19,578 polling stations have been set up whereas there are 96,661 polling booths in Maharashtra for citizens to cast their votes.
The Haryana Assembly polls will witness a multi-cornered contest among BJP, Congress, Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) and the recently-formed Jannayak Janata Party (JJP).
In Maharashtra, BJP is contesting 150 seats while its ally Shiv Sena has fielded 124 candidates. The remaining seats have been left for smaller allies. On the other hand, Congress is contesting the polls in alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP).
Counting of votes in both Haryana and Maharashtra assembly polls will take place on October 24.
Last Updated 12:11 PM IST