Moderate to brisk polling was reported on Thursday during the first three hours from across Nagaland for election to the lone parliamentary seat and simultaneous by-poll for the four Assembly segments in the state.
Heavy turnout of voters was reported from all the four Assembly segments where by-elections are being held along with Lok Sabha polls while in the capital town Kohima the response of electorate was lukewarm in the morning hours, officials said.
Young voters, both male and female, were seen casting their votes in the semi-urban and rural areas.
At a polling station in Dimapur, the exercise was halted for some time after the presiding officer fainted due to epilepsy but he was replaced immediately and voting resumed, officials said.
Over 13.17 lakh voters will determine the fate of three candidates contesting for the lone Lok Sabha seat in the state.
The 2004 Lok Sabha election has recorded the highest ever percentage of polling -- 90 per cent -- in the state.