Photos: Delhi steps out to vote in Assembly Election 2020

Voting is underway in Delhi amid tight layers of security. The polling in the national capital began at 8 am and will end at 6 pm. A total of 672 candidates are in the fray for the keenly watched battle for which the results will be out on February 11. Of the total number of candidates, 79 (12%), are women, up from 66 in the previous assembly elections. Over 14.7 million voters are eligible to exercise their franchise this year.

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An elderly voter has their finger marked with indelible ink before proceeding to cast a vote at Sector 10 Dwarka, New Delhi. A total of 13,751 polling booths have been set up across 2,689 locations in the national capital. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

An elderly voter has their finger marked with indelible ink before proceeding to cast a vote at Sector 10 Dwarka, New Delhi. A total of 13,751 polling booths have been set up across 2,689 locations in the national capital. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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A security personnel stands outside the entry to a polling booth at Civil Lines. As many as 190 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) have been deployed for the smooth conduct of the election today. Besides this, 19,000 Home Guards and 42,000 Delhi Police personnel are also on duty. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A security personnel stands outside the entry to a polling booth at Civil Lines. As many as 190 companies of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) have been deployed for the smooth conduct of the election today. Besides this, 19,000 Home Guards and 42,000 Delhi Police personnel are also on duty. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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People queue to cast their vote at Badarpur. Voting closed at 6pm and the voter turnout recorded stood at 54.65%. However, those who have queued up in the polling booths will be allowed to vote. The total voter turnout was 67.12% in the last Assembly polls held in 2015. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

People queue to cast their vote at Badarpur. Voting closed at 6pm and the voter turnout recorded stood at 54.65%. However, those who have queued up in the polling booths will be allowed to vote. The total voter turnout was 67.12% in the last Assembly polls held in 2015. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Kalitara Mandal, the oldest voter of Delhi at 111, cast her ballot in Greater Kailash assembly constituency. She is among the more than 130 centenarian voters eligible to exercise their franchise on Saturday. “I will vote till I am alive. I had first voted before the Partition while I still lived in Barishal,” said Mandal. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Kalitara Mandal, the oldest voter of Delhi at 111, cast her ballot in Greater Kailash assembly constituency. She is among the more than 130 centenarian voters eligible to exercise their franchise on Saturday. “I will vote till I am alive. I had first voted before the Partition while I still lived in Barishal,” said Mandal. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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People stand in queue to cast their vote at Badarpur. More than 14.7 million voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the Delhi assembly election. There are 81,05,236 male voters, 66,80,277 female voters and 869 third gender voters. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

People stand in queue to cast their vote at Badarpur. More than 14.7 million voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in the Delhi assembly election. There are 81,05,236 male voters, 66,80,277 female voters and 869 third gender voters. (Amal KS / HT Photo)

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Women voters queue up at Mitraon village at Najafgarh. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged women to vote in the Delhi Assembly polls on Saturday, saying like their home, the nation is also their responsibility. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

Women voters queue up at Mitraon village at Najafgarh. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged women to vote in the Delhi Assembly polls on Saturday, saying like their home, the nation is also their responsibility. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

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Voters queue at Shaheen Bagh, in Okhla assembly constituency. The Assembly elections come amid ongoing anti-CAA protests across the capital. One of the hotspots of the protest, Shaheen Bagh, has been declared ‘critical’ by Delhi’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ranbir Singh. All five polling stations in Shaheen Bagh have been declared “critical” . (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

Voters queue at Shaheen Bagh, in Okhla assembly constituency. The Assembly elections come amid ongoing anti-CAA protests across the capital. One of the hotspots of the protest, Shaheen Bagh, has been declared ‘critical’ by Delhi’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Ranbir Singh. All five polling stations in Shaheen Bagh have been declared “critical” . (Burhaan Kinu / HT Photo)

UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2020 06:22 PM IST
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