35% polling in AP till noon

Updated on Apr 20, 2004 08:10 PM IST

An estimated 35 per cent of 2.73 crore voters cast their votes till 1300 hours in the first phase of simultaneous elections to 21 Lok Sabha and 147 assembly constituencies in AP.

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PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Hyderabad

An estimated 35 per cent of 2.73 crore voters cast their votes till 1300 hours in the first phase of simultaneous elections to 21 Lok Sabha and 147 assembly constituencies in Andhra Pradesh today.

Additional Chief Electoral Officer Ajay Sawhney told PTI here that 35 per cent of votes were cast till 1300 hours in the state.

Reports of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) failing to regster the votes poured in from Mahaboobnagar, Kurnool, Karimnagar, Ranga Reddy, Nizamabad, Visakhapatnam, Srikakulam, Khammam, Nalgonda and West Godavari, besides some polling booths in the twin cities.

There were some reports of technical snag in EVMs which were being sorted out, Sawhney said.

However, the problems were attended to by the concerned zonal officers trained in handling EVMs along with Electronic Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) technicians, he said.

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