According to the Election Commission, voter turnout in the first phase of the state Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh was 35.03 percent as of 1 p.m. on Thursday (EC).
With a voter turnout of 41.84 percent, the Shamli district had the highest voter turnout, while Gautam Buddh Nagar had the lowest at 28.66 percent.
Agra had the highest voter turnout of 37.02 percent, followed by Ghaziabad with 31.84 percent, Meerut with 34.47 percent, Muzaffarnagar with 35.55 percent, Mathura with 35.92 percent, Aligarh with 32.06 percent, Baghpat with 38.03 percent, Bulandshahr with 37.05 percent, and Hapur with 40.12 percent as of 1 p.m.
The first phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections began at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday. The first phase of polls will be held in 58 Assembly constituencies across 11 districts in western Uttar Pradesh, covering the Jat-dominated belt.
The voting will take place at 25,849 polling stations and 10,766 polling centres until 6:00 p.m. today.